Seeing past the graffiti stained walls to a beautiful view beyond (even if a little foggy).
Yosemite, before the rush of the summer crowds.
I had two refreshing stowaways and my favorite hiking companions today adventuring near Alpine Lake to Cataract Falls. The views and the company made for an awesome journey.
#cruzsquad #cataractfalls #tiogasequoia
Half Dome and Star Trails | Yosemite National Park
Haddy and I have been wanting to hike to the top of North Dome for years, and Cameron (and me) wanted to shoot the Milky Way over Half Dome from that location. It's an 8.8 mile hike round trip. We hike the first half with a brief stopover at Indian Rock before sunset. When we got there the sun was getting low in the west, and was lighting up the granite peaks, in what John Muir called as the Range of Light. It's a spectacular sight to see.
But as the sun went down it was getting cold. We were after all on top of North Dome at 7,540 feet elevation that is a polished dome with few trees for protection from the wind. As we waited for the Milky Way to rise, Cameron, Haddy and I built a huge campfire in a between two giant boulders that kept us warm.
Then Cameron and I walked down a slope for our camera set-up. One of the many shots I grabbed was this twenty minute exposure to capture star trails over Half Dome. It was a totally cool adventure!
Camera: Canon EOS 70D
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1796.0 sec
Copyright: © Robert Rollins
#Yosemite #robertrollins #robertrollinspictures #dreamcountry #nightphotography #halfdome #startrails #starrynight #yosemiteconservancy #yosemitenationalpark
What a beautiful courtyard!
“Bajwa, have faith”
‘Bajwa’, the clan of the hawks, so you know we fly high 🔥🦅
This Monday, the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium will be honoring those who gave their lives to protect and defend our freedom.
This event is cohosted by VFW Luneta Post 52 and American Legion Karl Ross Post No. 16. Admission will be free starting at 1PM.
Guest Instagrammer | @danielisnotcool_
the people who would stop their world to celebrate your presence.
To the times..
you choose feeling over disconnection.
freedom over perfection.
courage over what’s known and certain.
releasing what isn’t yours to keep.
and holding your palms wide open to your blessings. OneLove.
A little late, but I graduated last Sunday! Thanks CSUN for a great 4 years, graduating with my BA in Film Production, focus in Film Editing (officially Avid Media Composer Certified) 😛 on to the summer!
Tbh the hardest part of uploading on Instagram is making the caption...😅#darrecam