Friday, June 10, 2011

Bridalveil Fall after late spring snow, Yosemite National Park

Bridalveil Fall after spring snow

Returning back to some images from our mid-May trip to Yosemite National Park that included a late season snowfall for our last day there. This is Bridalveil Fall, as seen from across the river. The fall was flowing beautifully during our visit. In fact, we got quite wet on the short hike to its base, and you can see the cloud of mist rising above the trees in this image. For some perspective, Bridalveil Fall has a height of 620 feet.

More images from this trip are in my Yosemite Gallery.


  1. WOW! This is one of the best shots I have seen of Yosemite N.P. Absolutely gorgeous! Hope to visit this park someday.

  2. Your work is stunning! Very nice :)

  3. Hi there - what a great picture. The Falls were bone dry during my visit - shame. But the place is great to visit at any time.

    We arrived in the valley at night, under an almost full moon. The spire of El Cap was just a silver streak - WOW I thought! Thanks for dragging these memories back to the surface.

    Cheers - Stewart M

  4. Absolutely breathtaking! I gasped when viewing this gorgeous photo. I must visit Yosemite National Park soon!

  5. Magnificent landscape picture ! Perfect comp and light : great work !


  6. What a beautiful scene, this would look lovely in a painting over my sofa. Well done!

  7. this is so breathtaking. I wish I´ve been there. I love places like this rugged, yet so beautiful. Great shot.:)

  8. Thanks, JM! I'm glad you enjoyed it. And you should definitely try to make it there sometime, it is a sight to behold. Spring is best when the water is realy flowing from the snowmelt.

    Thanks, Adventures!

    Thanks, Stewart! I've been there when it was dry before, and the park really has a different character. I was amazed at the difference on this trip! Sounds amazing to see El Cap like that, especially for the first time!

    Thanks, Julie! It's an amazing place!

    Thanks, Leenamarketta!

    Thanks, Jean-Michel!

    Thanks, Eileen! It's available as a canvas print on my website, which has a similar character to a painting ;-)

    Thanks, NatureFootstep! Rugged yet beautiful is a perfect description for the park!

    Thanks, Jim! It was really flowing while we were there too -- a gorgeous fall!