Landscape Photography
of James L. Snyder

Yosemite National Park

Growing up in New York City, I first learned of Yosemite National Park from a green one cent US postage stamp I found in my father's stamp collection. According to the stamp's 1934 first day of issue envelope: "Yosemite, the second-oldest of our National Parks, was established in 1890. It is located in middle eastern California. Its area, 1162 square miles, embraces a valley of world-famed beauty bounded by the high Sierras. Waterfalls of extraordinary height, three groves of big trees, glorious vistas and good trout streams are but a few of Yosemite's attractions". Now that I have had the privilege of visiting Yosemite, I fully agree with the Scottish-born American naturalist John Muir who wrote: “It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.”
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Yosemite Falls and Rising Sun
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Sentinel Rock
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Yosemite Falls, Cloudy Sunrise
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A New Day
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El Capitan, Autumn
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Glacier Point
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El Capitan and Rising Sun
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El Capitan, Autumn Morning
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Old Juniper, Distant Rainstorm
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Bridalveil Creek, Evening Glow
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Merced River Fury
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The Merced River