The Waterfalls of Yosemite Valley, led by Mike Osborne, will allow you to visit many of the best viewpoints to photograph the Valley's fabled waterfalls. In addition to photographic tips, we also will cover the factors that make each waterfall individual as well as spectacular: its geology, watershed, water cycle & volume, and the contributions of glaciation and erosion to its current presentation. We will also briefly examine how the manifestations of global climate change have been affecting the waterfalls in recent years.
Mike Osborne recently retired from a thirty-year career as a ranger in Yosemite National Park, including eight seasons as a wilderness ranger. Mike has actively photographed nature in Yosemite and other wild places for over thirty-five years. Mike is the author of the book Granite, Water & Light, an interpretive and photographic paean to the waterfalls of Yosemite Valley. Originally published by Yosemite Association in 1983, an updated and expanded edition is currently being printed with a scheduled arrival in bookstores this spring. He also recently participated in a five-year project visually celebrating the Yosemite Wilderness with four other photographers. Sponsored by the Yosemite Fund, a book of their images called First Light: Five Photographers Explore the Yosemite Wilderness is being published and due out this summer.
To learn more about this and other photography workshops, please visit The Ansel Adams Gallery Photography Education section at www.anseladams.com.