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.”
Boulder Reflections, Merced River
Vernal Fall, Late May
Valley View, Winter Fog
Fern Spring, Late May
Pohono Bridge, Winter
Tanoak over the Merced
Winter Colors, Merced River