photograph of the night sky taken in Yosemite National Park

The Magic of This Place

In Travel by DustinWong

Valley Fantasy – Yosemite National Park 

This scene was shot in the evening just before moonrise. The colors at the horizon are from the moonlight illuminating the area behind the mountains, but the moon had not yet risen in this valley. The cloud streaks are from airplanes that frequent overhead Yosemite Park. 

Even though the park is incredibly crowded the rare moment where one finds solitude can still be achieved. This is one of those treasured times. The valley is filled with natural wonders and photographic opportunities, which is why the crowds flock to the park each year. I hope this image conveys some of the magic of this place.