Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Header Challenge - Looking down

I saw Ansel Adams pictures of Yosemite when I was a child (Dad subscribed to Popular Photography) and wanted to visit this beautiful place. In June, 1990 Marianne and I spent 3 days exploring the valley and mountains of Yosemite. These two photos were taken from Glacier Point looking down at Yosemite Falls across the valley and Vernal and Nevada Falls upstream on the Merced River. (It is about a 3200 foot drop to the valley floor.)


Looking down inside Luray Caverns.

Looking down at the USS Torsk, a WW II sub, from an upper level of the Baltimore Aquarium.

From the top of the base to the Statue of Liberty

 
And finally, Looking down at yard work to be done soon.

7 comments:

imac said...

All great looking down shots Lew, Love the statue looking down and its shadow.

RuneE said...

With Ansel Adams you have really chosen an idol to follow. I dearly wish I could have visited Yosemite.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Very nicely done Lew, these are great captures for Looking Down.

katney said...

We visited Yosemite a couple of years ago with Martha from Martha's Musings and her husband Jules. They had spent time at Mt. Rainier with us the year before. We each treasured these opportunities to show off the National Park treasures in our own "back yards".

Jackie said...

I have Ansel Adams' photography book on my coffee table.... Ah...what an inspiration to follow.
Your photos of Yosemite are beautiful, and they inspire me to travel to Yosemite to see the majesty and grandeur. We (hubby and I) are retired and look forward to seeing this great nation. Thank you for spectacular photographs...They inspire me!!

Craver Vii said...

The Statue of Liberty pic really stands out. (Did I just inadvertently pun?) I like the colors, contrast and concept!

Meghana Hassan said...

First pic is breath taking.... Awesome captures....