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About Larry's blog

THINGS I LOVE: Family, Friends, Photography and College Football. THINGS I LIKE: reading, sports,travel, straight shooters, sense of humor, hand-crafted beers, nature, golf, organization, my wife's cooking, the USA, movies of all types except sci-fi, blueberries, National Parks, music (especially light jazz)of all types except opera and rap, licorice, punctuality,woodworking, dogs and clean underwear.

Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park is a must see … and much easier to see because it is less crowded than Yosemite NP.  It’s located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, just south of Yosemite NP, and is the second oldest park … Continue reading

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Half Dome from Glacier Point

Glacier Point, elevation 7,214′, overlooks the Yosemite Valley providing a 180 degree panoramic view of the Valley floor over 3000′ below. In this one-shot image, the Nevada Falls flowing into Vernal Falls below are on the far right, Half Dome … Continue reading

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Photojournalism is Dangerous!

A severe thunderstorm blew through Sarpy County, Nebraska last Friday night. Straight-line winds of 125 mph were recorded in Papillion.  Wide spread damage was evident throughout the county: downed power lines, uprooted trees, split tree trunks, trees’ crowns snapped off, … Continue reading

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Tunnel View

This is the place where Ansel Adams took his iconic shot, “Thunderstorm Over the Valley”. Yosemite National Park calls it Tunnel View, as it sits at the entrance to a mile-long tunnel on Hwy 41 leading to Glacier Point and … Continue reading

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Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

Late afternoon and early evening is prime time for photographers in Yosemite Valley, so many iconic subjects bathed in soft, warm, ever-changing light. This shot of Half Dome was taken from Sentinel Bridge, which is a short walk from the … Continue reading

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Yosemite Falls

Record snowpack caused unusually high water volumes and even lowland flooding. The Merced River is a raging torrent and out of its banks in some areas of the Valley. The foreground in this shot is Cook’s Meadow, normally dry and … Continue reading

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Yosemite Valley

The most popular part of Yosemite National Park is Yosemite Valley, where a 7-mile long road follows the Merced River and all the iconic sites can be viewed. Looking east, this shot was taken from the far western end of … Continue reading

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