Ahwanhee Meadow’s Fall Cottonwood Trees, Yosemite National Park

Ahwanhee Meadow’s Fall Cottonwood Trees, Yosemite National Park

Ahwanhee Meadow’s Fall Cottonwood Trees, Yosemite National Park depicts fog swirling around a set of golden cottonwood trees.  From the Ahwahnee Meadow, one can look out across the Yosemite Valley at stunning Half Dome.  I was lucky enough to be out in The Ahwanhee Meadow one morning when the fog swirled around a set of golden cottonwood trees.  When I photograph, I look for the simple single subjects. Furthermore, beautiful Cottonwoods Trees were dressed  beautiful fall colors of gold. It was in this meadow of beautiful iconic monoliths that I chose to focus on the beauty of  cottonwood trees.

In August of 2016 National Parks will celebrate their 100th birthday.  However, on June 19th, 2016, President Obama and family visited Yosemite National Park.  He spoke of how climate change is adversely affecting the national parks.  He spoke of retreating glaciers and drying meadows in Yosemite National Parks

The presidential entourage left the Majestic Yosemite Hotel – formerly known as the Ahwahnee Hotel – around 2:15 p.m. They headed to the nearby Ahwahnee Meadow. Both the president and Michelle Obama briefly visited with several park rangers and then departed the valley.

President Obama stated that coming generations need to visit the parks to remain supportive and understand their importance to the nation’s heritage.  The general public needs to understand that National Parks are an investment that offers good returns not just to visitors, but to businesses near the parks that rely on those visitors for their livelihood.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article84818382.html#storylink=cpy

Special Note–As a member of Professional Photographer’s of America, I entered this photograph into our once yearly 2015 International Photographic Competition. The photo has not only MERITED, but it will be entered into our general collection book which will be printed by Marathon Press.


silver-star Portland Metropolitan Photographers Association / Oregon Professional Photographers Association, merited photos (PMPA became OPPA in Feb. 2014)
gold-star Professional Photographers of America/IPC Aug. 2015 Cottonwoods In The Mis

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