Yosemite Falls

scale great heights with care

where water flows to the ground

with dramatic force

Yosemite Falls, California from Cook’s Meadow in winter

(click image for larger scale – it’s worth it)


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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

50 thoughts on “Yosemite Falls”

    1. The lower falls look impressive, then when you pull out and see the rest of those cliffs and the upper falls you realise just how high it is! I am so glad I got to visit it.

  1. Whoa – as the photo flashed into view, I thought, “Yosemite Falls! Wait, has Jude been to Yosemite Falls?”

    It IS Yosemite Falls. Have you been there? We have lots of granite formations here in Colorado, but not the waterfalls like that 🙂 I have great memories of my stay there many, many years ago.

    1. I have indeed Sammy. If you click on the tag ‘Yosemite Valley’ you can find my other two posts about it. A place that had quite an affect on me.

  2. It looks very impressive, Jude. And what a lovely shot this is!
    I remember very well my first overwhelming visit to Yosemite. Big, great, greater and somehow so nordic in appearance. No wonder Yosemite is so popular. i really enjoyed this one.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, all the best from the Four of us,
    Dina xo

      1. Jude sometimes I worry I am developing early onset dementia. Apologies yes that is what I meant. Either dementia or the attention span of a gnat. Either is not great.

        1. I just didn’t want you to end up in Yellowstone and stand there wondering what the hell I had been photographing!

          AND I would like to visit Yellowstone – I hope I do get the opportunity to do that, and then I will be satisfied with my US visits. Their NPs are very, very good.

  3. You’ve been everywhere! Did you scale great heights? It’s a fabulous shot – I find grand scale one of the hardest things to capture. If I were entering a shot it would have to be Stalin’s Gift, still taller than any other Warsaw building.

    1. Haha, not quite everywhere Meg, but I was fortunate to accompany the OH to the US on several winter trips, so I did little add-ons each time to a new place. Rather liked this one 🙂

  4. Ahh…another of my favourites. Magnificant Yosemite, pefect for ‘scale’ this Jude. What could be on a greater scale than this view? Spellbinding, so clever how you got this shot at this distance with the cars in front. They look like ants 🙂

    1. We weren’t that far away either, so I’m glad I managed to get the sense of scale into the photo. It’s awe inspiring to be standing in that meadow with those cliffs all around.

  5. You’re an old pro at haiku 🙂 How have I missed it?

    Bashing and bashing heads against the wall but eventually t’Internet decided to play ball. The whole house grinds to a halt when virgin media doesn’t want to participate. 🙂

    1. Technology! Can’t live without it. Actually it is very nice to live without it for a few days as you well know, but blogging does seem to have become my new ‘career’ now 🙂

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