Obscurity | Yosemite Panoramas 6.10.14


Obscure Photos From Better Known Locations By John P. DeGrazio Those who have shared time with me in the mountains know that our days are filled with equal parts photography, natural history, and laughter. At some point in the day, I often share a movie line stating it is my affliction to insert that quote into a situation where I feel … [Read more...]

Yosemite Mythbusters: It’s Too Crowded in Summer


Escaping the Yosemite Crowds on the 4th of July By John P. DeGrazio Negativity is everywhere. It's an inescapable human characteristic. Even well intentioned individuals inadvertently spread it. I like to rise above it. Literally. And I normally escape it in the high country of Yosemite. Many people will say "don't visit Yosemite in … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday America!


Celebrating the 4th of July in Yosemite National Park By John P. DeGrazio Today we celebrate American Independence by enjoying our National Parks which were established to provide the pursuit of happiness for all people. Have a safe holiday! … [Read more...]

Half Dome View on Yosemite 150th Anniversary


Yosemite 150 Year Celebration June 30, 2014  By John P. DeGrazio Today, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant. On this day in 1864 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant protecting Yosemite Valley and the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias for all time. We participated in many festivities in the Grove and … [Read more...]

Beauty at Every Stop: Yosemite Panorama Photos 6.6.14


Iconic Panoramas From Classic Locations By John P. DeGrazio Every day is a great day in Yosemite National Park. While our mission is to bring you to one area to truly appreciate and connect with the natural world of the park, we sometimes agree to lead multi-stop private trips to get a taste of adventure without exerting as much of an … [Read more...]

What if We really Lived in a Black and White World?


Yosemite Photos to Change Your Perspective By John P. DeGrazio How many times have you heard the terms "it's all black and white" or "cut and dry" inserted into a discussion? Those words are normally uttered by someone making a point that seems so obvious to them. In an ever changing world of communications proliferation, our society seems … [Read more...]

Memorial Day: Yosemite Panorama Photos 5.26.14


Photos to Say Thank You from Yosemite National Park By John P. DeGrazio Today we remember all those who have given their lives to protect our freedom in the United States. Our national parks would not be available to us if not for the ultimate sacrifices made by these brave men and women. For that, we are eternally grateful. … [Read more...]

Half Dome, Brotherhood, and the Setting Sun


Richie's Ridge By John P. DeGrazio On May 4, 2014 I joined a group of 7 explorers to photograph Half Dome from the Diving Board in Yosemite National Park. It was the beginning of an exhilarating  journey with some outstanding new friends. Before we began to shoot, I paused for a moment on an overhanging rock to call my mother. It would have … [Read more...]

Yosemite Half Dome Safety Video


First Half Dome Ascent of the Season: Wednesday Wanderings in Yosemite 5.21.14 By John P. DeGrazio  http://youtu.be/XUQeJx_eK4oYour first doing something is always a wonderful feeling. A first time riding a bike or a first kiss are probably two popular life events that come to mind. What about your first time hiking to the top of a mountain? … [Read more...]

Revisiting the Diving Board: Yosemite on Youtube


Exploring with Friends to Make an Image By John P. DeGrazio If you look up vision in a dictionary you might find a listing referring to the power of sensing with your eyes. Another, more appropriate entry for today's update is an imaginative conception or anticipation. All photographers are visionaries. They use the camera as a tool to … [Read more...]

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