Monday, January 25, 2010

Stay at the Historic Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite. Save Up to 50% this Winter

We thought our readers would like to know that special rates are now available on select dates this February at the Ahwahnee Hotel. Go to the DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite reservations website for more information. Also ask about special rates at the Yosemite Lodge at the Falls and Curry Village.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Winter Storms Continue to Bring Heavy Snow to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada

This was the scene yesterday morning in Yosemite Valley during a Gallery photography workshop with Michael Frye.

If you are considering traveling to Yosemite, or anywhere in the higher elevations of the Sierra, please check with the local road and weather information channels before heading out. While all park roads are currently closed due to heavy snow accumulations and tree failure, conditions are constantly changing.

Get the latest news on Yosemite National Park here. Assessment of all roads in Yosemite will occur throughout the day. For 24-hour road information please call 209-372-0200.

Reflections on Yosemite's winter storms on Michael Frye's blog.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rain? or Snow? Stay Up on the Latest Conditions in Yosemite Valley on our Facebook Fan Page

Just in case you have not heard, a series of strong winter storms are bringing a lot of rain (below 4,000ft) and snow to the higher elevations in Yosemite. We just posted video of the snowfall outside the Yosemite store on our Gallery Facebook fan page.

Click on the Facebook link on our website homepage and become a fan of The Ansel Adams Gallery. We will continue to post photographs and videos of current conditions in the Yosemite National Park for you to enjoy wherever you are.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Photography Classes Featuring Horsetail Falls

Photograph by Jeff Grandy

Jeff told us it had been snowing on and off the day he made this photograph. At just the right moment the clouds broke for a minute allowing him to make 5 exposures before the clouds and mist moved in again and the nice evening light was off the waterfall.

Each February photographers come from far and wide in hopes of catching perfect light on Horsetail Falls. Next month if conditions look good, our staff photographers will lead afternoon photography classes to the perfect spot for photographing Horsetail Fall. At only $95 for a four hour session, our afternoon digital photography classes are a tremendous value. Read more on our website or call Christine, Evan, or Dustin at the Gallery for detailed information. 888-361-7622. You can also send us an email at

We invite you to read more about photographing this unique waterfall on Michael Frye's blog. Michael is the author of the The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite. Signed copies of his book are available by mail order or by stopping by the Gallery on your next trip to the park.