Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    AMARILYNH   248,077
200,000-249,999 SparkPoints

Yosemite Vacation Photo

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Good morning SparkFriends!!

Phil and I are on vacation in Yosemite National Park. We flew into San Francisco Saturday, spent the night there then drove over to Yosemite on Sunday. We are staying at the Lodge at Yosemite Falls and are having a wonderful time hiking and sightseeing.

As many of you know, since retiring 4-1/2 years ago Phil has really begun to take his hobby of photography very seriously. Like many photographers, one of his goals (hopes, dreams?) was to get 'the photo' while here. He feels like this one may be 'it' so I thought I'd share it with you.

I hope everyone is having a great week - for those of you in the frozen north I hope spring TRULY arrives soon!! Take care, Marilyn

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
4LEEFCLOVER 4/11/2013 9:41AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYELLEN301 3/28/2013 1:56PM

    Beautiful! That qualifies as "the" shot in my book! I can't imagine how many shots he had to take to get this one just right! Thank heaven for digital cameras. Can you imagine having to print all the "almost" shots before getting "the" one? Incredible work.

Report Inappropriate Comment
4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/25/2013 8:38PM

    Love the pic! Hope you have/had a wonderful vacation.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PEGGYO 3/24/2013 8:08PM

    great picture

Report Inappropriate Comment
WAIKATOKAT 3/23/2013 11:27PM

    Beautiful, what amazing timing to get it like that. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
PURPOSEPOWER95 3/23/2013 10:08PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
DS9KIE 3/23/2013 2:36AM

    emoticon picture

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANNEMAC5 3/22/2013 5:04PM

    What an amazing photo tell him it is perfect, worth the wait, Was there gold at the end of the rainbows. Enjoy what is left of your break
Anne :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMARILYNH 3/21/2013 9:46PM

    He was VERY lucky to get it with the rainbow! But he kind of deserved it - he probably spent a total of three or so hours in that area (at several different times of the day) waiting for the light and clouds to be 'just right'. But the rainbow (there are actually two - if you look hard you will see a second one above the first) was a true bonus!!

Travelgirl, that's the sad thing about the internet and software - we never quite know what is real LOL. But this one WAS real - I saw it in his camera with no editing or cropping!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
THETURTLEBEAR 3/21/2013 8:17PM

    That is simply amazing! How beautiful!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EATING_4_LIFE 3/21/2013 6:24PM

    Beautiful picture, Phil is very talented!! I am so glad you are having such a wonderful time and getting in some great exercise.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPEEDY143 3/21/2013 1:24PM

    emoticon emoticon keep on hiking emoticon that's a beautiful shot... so glad you are enjoying your visit. This is an excellent time to be there emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGRRL 3/21/2013 12:51PM

    WOW, it almost looks like a painting! Or he went crazy with Photoshop, LOL. No seriously, it is a BEAUTIFUL shot. KNOW you are having a wonderful time hiking, I am jealous!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KATI5668 3/21/2013 12:06PM

    Wow that is a great shot!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDAKAY228 3/21/2013 12:05PM

    What a beautiful photo!! I love it. Yosemite is on my bucket list. I really want to go there one day in the not too distant future. Enjoy your trip and have a great time!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOOKAPHILE 3/21/2013 10:52AM

    Absolutely lovely! He's made me want to visit there!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GLUECIPHER 3/21/2013 10:50AM

    That is breathtaking. That's "the one"

Report Inappropriate Comment
LADY_MARIANA 3/21/2013 10:34AM

    How absolutely beautiful! It's a masterpiece.

I hope that you continue to have a wonderful time.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.