Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to Yosemite. It is one of THE iconic photo locations, so I felt it was important for me to add my own interpretation.
Prior to leaving, I spent days researching possible locations on Flickr, Instagram and 500px. I found some I liked and was able to determine an exact location using GPS. That allowed me to have a very precise plan before embarking on my trip from Vancouver.
It was a long trip, but I was delighted when I finally arrived at my target location using the Google Maps application on my iPhone. I managed to capture this distinctive view, so the planning was definitely worth it.
I thought I was the only person who considered capturing this unique vantage point, but as I left I ran into my friend Floris. After some brief small talk, I left Floris to take my spot in the photographer lineup (it was standing room only). He managed to capture his own unique take of this iconic view. I highly recommend seeing it over on his blog: