Yosemite Valley in Winter
It is true that you can point a camera in just about any direction while at Yosemite National Park and find something beautiful or interesting. But photography is more than just "taking pictures." Photography is about revealing the essence of a subject, and, as Ansel Adams said, sometimes even showing "something that isn't really there."
Because the grand views of Yosemite are so often photographed, I think it's worth also exploring the smaller elements of the landscape. Perhaps, after seeing these photographs, you will agree. And, if I have been successful, you will have a sense of what the view at Yosemite "feels like." Apologies, in advance, for the large file sizes of the ice photographs: they do not compress well, and they benefit more from sparkle than speed.