20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
the most American valley of them all.

This dates back to when I visited Yosemite for the second time (I visited it on a rainy winter day and couldn't walk around or anything, it was too slippery). At the time of my second visit during summer, I still didn't know I wanted to be a photographer, I just took this basic-just-like-the-others picture... One year later I learned about Ansel Adams, how he himself made that valley his best shooting location. Now I look back and see how lucky I was to stand on the same ground this legendary photographer did too.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: iPhone 4S
Copyright: © Duo P