Canon 5D photos of Yosemite

One of my favorite Canon 5D photos of Yosemite from July 2011 was this one of Yosemite Falls and the valley. It was a spectacular day with a mild summer breeze and white billowing clouds.

Even more special was the fact that I got to enjoy a picnic at this spot with my darling bride and our three wonderful children.

Yosemite Valley taken July 2011 with Canon 5D camera - Click to see Gallery

It had been a dream come true for me to visit Yosemite since I was a teenager and gazed at Ansel Adams remarkable black and white photos of this, one of America's most valuable treasures.

One of Yosemite National Park's most well-known landmarks is El Capitan, the World's largest granite monolith. The photo below was shot with the Merced River in the foreground, El Capitan on the left and the Three Brothers rock formation on the right.

Canon 5d photo of Yosemite National Park-Merced

I finally was able to share some of these Canon 5D photos of Yosemite during a recent presentation to a group of local bushiness leaders. Sometimes my personal projects get delayed when I am busy taking care of paying clients first.

A group of about a dozen of us took the hiking trail out to Taft Point one day and I couldn't resist photographing this tree and its matching cloud formation.

Taft Point-tree and matching cloud taken with Canon 5d

The sky was a deep blue, the clouds a brilliant white, the tree a healthy deep green, and the granite a textured gray.

Downhill just a bit from the base of Bridalveil Falls was this cascading stream. We were extremely lucky to have chosen a year which had a record snowfall and there was plenty of water flowing from ice melt.

Bridalveil Falls taken with Canon 5d

I used my Canon 5D camera and my lightweight RocketFish Carbon Fiber tripod for a time exposure of about 1/2 second at f-14.

The photo of Vernall Falls below was taken after our hike to the summit of Half Dome. The thunderous pounding, the flow, the sheer force of the water was breathtaking.

Vernall Falls-Yosemite CA-Canon 5D

I was unable to photograph Vernal Falls the first time we trekked by as it was almost pitch dark at that time of morning.  The trail up to the top of Half Dome and back was a 13 mile hike.

We started very early to avoid a traffic jam on the famous cables to the summit and our first 3 hours of hiking were in darkness.

I was happy to take a little more time coming down and took the opportunity to take some Canon 5D photos of Yosemite.  I hope this Canon Camera blog inspires you to take your own great photos!

Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Join the Tribe: YouTube. Visit the Canon Geek FaceBook Group. Bruce runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.

You might like these

Canon 5D with battery gripCanon 5D + Battery Grip

Recent Articles

  1. What Does a Canon Lens Cost. Average Price And How To Save Money

    May 29, 22 06:27 AM

    The prices vary greatly, depending on the specific Canon lens model you want, as well as how you buy it. Find out what Canon lens cost is best

    Read More

  2. Canon Photographer Resources That Will Help Improve Your Photography

    May 26, 22 01:09 PM

    Where I get help with my questions about Canon lenses and equipment. These are the Canon photographer resources that I recommend for you to try.

    Read More

  3. 10 Best Canon Wide Angle Lens Choices. Guide to Find Best One For You

    May 26, 22 12:19 PM

    Need help choosing a wide angle for your Canon DSLR. Here are the 10 Best Canon wide angle lens choices.

    Read More

Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.

Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 5D Mark III Alternative