Yosemite, a different view – by Janet Martinez Photography

Janet Martinez Photography

With so many trips into Yosemite, I try to find a little different view of iconic spots if possible.

Mostly today was just breathing in the beauty and wondering around in places I don’t usually visit. There is always something I haven’t noticed before! This is Bridelveil Fall from across the valley as I was heading west in the late afternoon. The lighting on the granite caught my eye. — at Yosemite National Park

“Every Exit up I-80” – Before it Snows by John Boyle – Gold Country Photography

Gold Country Photography

Every Exit up I-80 episode III

Before it Snows

We ended the last episode at Baxter Exit 148b

Before the snows hit I was able to make it a few more exits, from exit 150 Drum-Forebay to exit 158a Emigrant Gap. So let’s get started!

Thankfully we are now getting snow but I think it will delay future episodes a bit (you cannot get very far in a two wheel drive vehicle once you get off the Interstate when there is snow) but while we were having a less than stelar winter, I took advantage.

The first exit, Exit 150 Drum-Forebay was the one out of all the exit names that had peaked my curiosity. Why? I don’t know, the name I guess. I thought I knew what a drum was but a forebay? Just sounds like it came before an afterbay ;). At the end of the exit ramp and to the right is a private association. This sign below kills me.

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Editing with Adobe Lightroom

Editing with Adobe Lightroom is just as much a skill as taking a great photo but once you get the hang of it, it becomes extremely fun and satisfying. Everything you want to know about it can be found for free on Youtube. Tricks, tips, styles, the only thing you will not find is your own style. That takes time and a vision which only you have of what you want your work to look like.

If you do not already have Lightroom, you can find it here on Amazon in either a stand alone program or by a subscription to Adobe’s “Creative Cloud”.