Photographs and text by Mike Osborne
Cascading recklessly down towering cliffs, Yosemite Valley's waterfalls bring inspiration and delight to millions of visitors each year. The Valley's waterfalls are renowned throughout the world not only for their height and number but for their astonishing variety—from "ephemerals" that spring briefly to life after rainstorms to roaring "majors" such as Bridalveil Fall. Granite, Water, and Light captures the magnificence of these natural displays, explains their geological structures, and offers details such as where and when to best view the waterfalls. Lively and informative, this is a book that opens our minds to knowledge and our eyes to wonder.
A former ranger at Yosemite National Park, Mike Osborne has been a photographer thre for more than thirty-five years. His images have been used in educational and interpretive programs and in literature supporting the National Park Service, the Yosemite Association, and the Yosemite Fund. Osborne is also a contributing photographer to the book First Light: Five Photographers Explore the Yosemite Wilderness.
The Waterfalls are still going strong in Yosemite Valley. Mike will be signing copies of his new book at The Ansel Adams Gallery from 1:00-3:00pm, Friday, June 5th.
Stop by and pick up a signed copy of Granite, Water, and Light. Available as a paperback for $12.95, it makes a great Father's Day gift!