Yosemite Winter Workshop
Last month we had an amazing trip to Yosemite Valley. And, as always, in the winter months, were hoping for a little snow. Well, be careful what you wish for! There was a near record dump in the valley, right while we were there. And, none of the park employees could remember ever seeing this much snow in the valley.
All valley traffic and shuttle busses came to a screeching halt for a few hours, until the plows could do their thing. This gave us a perfect opportunity to go for a hike in the snow. And, since we were staying at "The Lodge At The Falls", what better place to head for than the falls? It's only about a 10 minute walk to the base of Lower Yosemite Falls, and the opportunities along the ice-covered path were extraordinary.
The video clip below shows our group shooting, actually while it's snowing. And as often happens here, there was no wind. Luckily, once your camera body has cooled down to match the ambient temperature, the snow won't stick, or cause any moisture damage. The only concern is getting snowflakes on the front element of the lens. It's almost impossible to effectively clean the glass under these conditions. So, that's where the big plastic bags, and Lee lens shades pay off.....