Yosemite - Half Dome Vista

 


Half Dome Vista - Yosemite National Park

News from Judith!

Several weeks ago my friend and I took a trip to Yosemite National Park for the purpose of photographing fall colors for artistic reference material. Boy did we hit the timing right! The weather was absolutely wonderful, the park was not crowded at all and the fall colors were great.

We only live about 3 ½ hours from the park, so we drove down starting out at 5 in the morning and arrived shortly before 9.  We stayed and photographed our way through the park until dark, then stayed in this great hotel just outside the park, Yosemite View Lodge. The room was nice and included a small kitchenette and the food at the onsite restaurant was good. (We were too tired to cook ourselves after a long day of hiking and photographing the many great scenes of the park).  If you ever want to stay outside the park at a reasonable cost, this is the place to go.
 

The next day we got up early and headed back into the park, got to this great spot to capture a great view of Half Dome and what was left of the Merced River from a meadow near Swinging Bridge shown in the attached image. After a morning of shooting, we then drove to Tioga Pass, found this lovely lake full of fall colors called Siesta Lake. We hiked all the way around the lake and then headed for home, stopping along the way at Mono Lake and Lundy Canyon for more beautiful fall color shots!

We were truly blessed and have lots of great photos to use as a reference for future paintings.

Now, onto Thanksgiving week and our “Black Friday Week” sale. That’s right, I said sale, and I don’t do sales very often, but it is the season of giving so here it is – 15% of our entire store including great metal prints of my artwork, all originals and my newly added feature of note cards. And don’t forget to use the website feature of projecting the print image you are interested in on your very own wall in your home by using the “augmented reality” feature. It’s awesome! Sale starts Monday, November 19th and runs through Cyber Monday, November 26th! No coupon needed..

I suspect that all of my followers are busy getting ready for the Holiday so enjoy your week. I hope you’ll take advantage of “Black Friday Week” and get that painting or print that you’ve been thinking about.

Have a wonderful Holiday week, stay safe and enjoy family and friends!
 

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