Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Skies of Olmsted Point

One need not be a hiker to see stunning high country views.
The Tioga road leads one to Olmsted Point.
Where like the tree you feel like you can reach the sky.
Yosemite's Olmsted Point honors Fredrick Law Olmsted and his Son, Fredrick Jr.
To see more stunning skies, click here.

29 comments:

Gaelyn said...

These are all awesome captures. Love this Yosemite scenery against those fabulous skies. Thanks for posting about my relatives.

Regina said...

Great sky. How amazing!
Thank you for sharing.

Have a nice day.

Regina

Tom said...

Three beautiful captures Martha, thank you so much for stopping by...
Tom
I've got 3 Sky Watch posts up this week... take your pick if you have time
Wiggers World

Paintbox Pictures

Picture & Words

Sylvia K said...

Breathtaking shots, Martha, as always! Love the beauty of the skies as a backdrop! Wonderful!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Riet said...

Beautiful skies. Great shots

Dewdrop said...

Lovely contrails streaming across the sky! Love these shots! Great captures, indeed.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

What beautiful, beautiful skies and such wonderful captures. Every one is a winner!
Janice.

Barb said...

Love your swirly sky, Martha! I'm wondering if you're home or at your home-away-from-home?

PERBS said...

Beautiful point! I am so glad you included the information sign. I do wish I could have read all of the right side tho . . . I have found that if I get the whole sign in my shot, it will enlarge on computer for anyone to read that wants to.

Martha Z said...

We will head to our home-away-from-home soon, I hope. Hubby is having some dental problems but winter is coming and the cabin must be winterized, soon. Water system will shut down at the end of next week and the lack of water would complicate the shut down process.

Photo Cache said...

It's amazing how these trees grow in granite/stone. It's a lovely place, I wanna go back for a visit.

nonizamboni said...

Gorgeous skies! And the clouds are so lacy and almost decorative. I've had Yosemite on my mind for days since watching Ken Burns' --and learning about John Muir.
Thanks for sharing!

Elisabeth said...

Lovely skies...quite a variety of cloud formations...unusual. Thanks for sharing.

Craver Vii said...

Well OF COURSE you're going to get great sky photos; you're so much closer up there. ;-)

Thanks for the tips about cloud photos. Yours are outstanding!! I'm working with a point & shoot, but I also use a polarizing filter. "Midtone contrasts?" I may need to look into Elements.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That's a treat being able to get so close to the top. I love the filmy clouds of the sky.

eileeninmd said...

These are awesome photos. I enjoyed all three and they join my favorites for the day.

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful Martha!!!

storyteller said...

What magnificent skies you've captured and shared! Thanks so much ;--)
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

VioletSky said...

I like how the clouds are strung out in all directions.

And am a big fan of Olmsted.

Also love your water photos in the post below.

Carolyn Ford said...

Yosemite and a beautiful sky can only create a beautiful photograph! I love the light and feathery clouds. Very nice!

Arija said...

Martha, your skies are to die for, so very beautiful.

XOX

Pam said...

Martha, what fantastic photos of the mountains and skies. That clouds look like wind blown snow drifting through the sky.

Tammie Lee said...

these photos are striking with the single trees and boulders against the sky. I like the feeling.

Lindy MacDuff said...

These are magnificent! Love that color of blue!

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful skies. I watched about half of PBS's 12-hour documentary, "National Parks: America's Best Idea." I thought of you every time they featured Yosemite.

Robin said...

How beautiful! I haven't been to that part of the world since I was a young child, I'd love to return someday.

Kcalpesh said...

Superb, what a cloud formation that is! Reminds me of the Northern skies~

- Pixellicious Photos

Jenn Jilks said...

Great skies! I've been so busy with S. Ont. trips, trees, and leaves I haven't had time to post!

Linda Reeder said...

Oh, I loved that place. We stopped when we crossed the Sierras on the Tioga Road. I loved the junipers growing out of the cracks, the natural bonsais