Yosemite National Park

As part of the Travel tips – USA and Canada series, this post is on Yosemite National Park. It will be a short post, mainly showing you some photos I took in Yosemite. I visited Yosemite in February 2017 while I was in San Francisco. The weather was quite bad on that day – it was pouring rain when the tour bus arrived. My poor camera was soaking wet from the rain 🙁 I gave some TLC as soon as I got back to the bus :p Thankfully the rain stopped halfway through the trip so I was able to enjoy this magnificent national park more.

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This photo was taken when it was raining heavily. So challenging to get a good shot. I am so happy with this after some photo editing to enhance the exposure and sharpness.
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Yosemite Village
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El Capitan. This is breathtakingly beautiful. It would be a dream come true if I could hike this.

Yosemite is so majestic and breathtakingly beautiful. I have visited many national parks across several countries and Yosemite is by far my favourite. The vastness and beauty of the mountains captured my heart. However, I do not think it is fair to make a direct comparison with the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia as both landscape are completely different from one another. Uluru has a special place in my heart too for its uniqueness. You can read more about my adventures in Uluru and Kata Tjuta – links are below:

I went to Yosemite National Park by tour (Extranomical Tours – Total Yosemite Experience) from San Francisco. I would not recommend this tour though. The driver who was also the guide has a very strong accent – I cannot understand half of what he was saying. He was also not very enthusiastic, seemed a little tired (maybe he was). I am not sure about the other tours that the company offer, you would have to check the reviews thoroughly before deciding to book with them. I would recommend hiring a car and go there on your own or with your parties, if you are comfortable driving in the USA. Going by tour does not have a lot of freedom but since I am a solo traveler and not comfortable driving on my own, I have to join a tour. There are many points of interests to explore in Yosemite so it will be more enjoyable to go at your own pace and soak all the greatness in 🙂

Have you been to Yosemite National Park? I’d love to hear your experiences! Leave your comments below. If you haven’t, I hope these photos would inspire you to explore this beautiful place.

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Photography Information:
Camera: Nikon D800.
Lens for Nikon: Tamron 24-70mm F/2.8.
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.

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