Hidden away in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of Central California, Yosemite National Park has been a favorite destination for outdoorsmen, hikers, and photographers since before it opened on October 1st, 1890. Prior to being a national park, it was home to the Ahwahneechees American Indians. Who, in true American fashion, were driven out of their homeland when the settlers realized what an amazing location the Yosemite Valley was. In the earlier part of the 20th century, the park was made famous through the photography and passion of Ansel Adams. Since then it has played host to countless photographers, adventurers and tourists of all kinds.
Back in July of 2011 I made a trip up North to Yosemite National Park. Although my photography work may not compare to that of Ansel Adams, it is really hard to take a bad picture in the park. It truly is an amazing location, and no picture can capture the feeling of being there. And, with all of this said, take a look at the pictures from my trip.