Travel,  Yosemite National Park

From Yosemite Valley to Death Valley

Today gusty winds at Tunnel View. I didn’t feel challenged to leave a fully extended tripod to the gusts. With low setup and the cheaper camera with long focal length I made a composition of the valley. We only had one hour, which was far too short at the end. It was, so to say, the last elephant of this safari.

Tunnel view at Yosemite Valley © Julian Köpke

The violent gusts the night before had toppled many trees. Over Route 140 we could still leave the valley and drove via Fresno and Bakersfield to Mojave. Behind Bakersfield we drove through a gentle hilly landscape with green meadows. Often only the hilltops were inhabited and the beautiful houses were surrounded by trees.

Gentle green hills © Julian Köpke
Near Caliente © Julian Köpke

A single tree seemed to stand out in the skies.

Tree in the skies © Julian Köpke

I like to make things visible the naked eye isn't able to see. That's part of my profession as a radiologist, too.

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