Lightbox Wednesday #9

Just like during my visit to Lake Tahoe in the Summer, I was photographically and creatively paralyzed while I was in Yosemite National Park this past September. I was humbled by the majesty of the place, reduced to taking touristy snapshots and standing around staring, in awe. It's hard to take a bad photo in Yosemite though, no matter what kind of camera you are shooting with. I had my Pentax Spotmatic SP and Olympus OM-2n with me, shooting Portra and TMax 100.

 Half Dome from Yosemite Valley, Olympus OM-2n

Half Dome from Yosemite Valley, Olympus OM-2n

 Yosemite Valley, Olympus OM-2n

Yosemite Valley, Olympus OM-2n

I wandered around trying to get the best black and white shot I could of Half Dome. In the end, the shot I was most pleased with was taken...from my balcony at The Ahwahnee Hotel.

 Half Dome from The Ahwahnee. Pentax Spotmatic with 50mm f/1.4 Super Tak

Half Dome from The Ahwahnee. Pentax Spotmatic with 50mm f/1.4 Super Tak

Of course, I visited The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Village several times. Even bought a roll of film there. :-)

I want to visit Yosemite again. With all of the rain we've been getting in California this year, the falls should be roaring!