Dogwood blossoms and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2011

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__3.0 sec at f / 32__ISO 400

Here is my favorite image from  Saturday May 7th in Yosemite. The dogwood were beautiful, and I had a blast! More to come!  I posted this image on FB earlier but loaded the wrong jpg.
Enjoy, and please give me your feedback!  Bill

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10 Responses to “Dogwood blossoms and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California 2011”

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  3. This photo was made in the evening. The breeze just stopped for at least 15-20 minutes. This tree blooms very early, about a month ago. Haven’t been since then, but it is about time to photograph waterfalls!

  4. Fred O'Toole says:


    I just returned from Yosemite. I went hoping to get a shot similar to yours but the weather/wind would not cooperate. I’m guessing you shot this early in the morning–5:30-6:30 AM. I made a second attempt a few days after the first trip with a friend-we left the Central Coast at 2:30-got to the valley before 6AM and came home at 11AM the same day–empty handed!! By the way, I just purchased your new e-book–Landscapes of the Spirit- to say that it’s beautiful would be an understatement.

  5. Thanks, folks. I just posted a dogwood from SoCal, in Claremont. Not a Pacific, but not sure of the exact species.

  6. Meliesa says:

    I need to find a Pacific Dogwood sapling for my boyfriend. He fell in love with them when we were at Yosemite last weekend, and wants one for his yard. They seem to be impossible to find in San Diego. Great picture!!

  7. Very elegant composition, a winner.

  8. Thanks for your comments. Yes, I have been struggling with the balance between the densities of the blossoms and background water. I have updated the file shown here, with whiter blossoms.

  9. Like the composition, but it’s looking rather grey on my screen – maybe a technical hitch? (I envy you the dogwood: I was in Pennsylvania in April a few years ago and was wowed by the dogwood and redbud, neither of which, of course, we have in England.)

  10. Russ Bishop says:

    Beautiful Bill. I can’t wait to get back to the Valley next week.