My Unique Take on Yosemite

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: