Yosemite, April 2013

An overdue recap of my April / May 2013 Yosemite visits, aggregated from my 500px / Instagram / elsewhere.

This place is magical. There are simply no words that can adequate describe it. I’ve yet to explore much more of the park, so there’s many more photos to follow.

I took most of these photos on a trip around my birthday near Vernal and Nevada Falls, Half Dome, Liberty Cap, Yosemite Valley and Panorama Point. If you’d like to check out these fantastic views, look into the Mist Trail; it’s a great hike that’s quite doable for most newcomers as well. You can check out accommodation, reservation and permit information on the government website of the park.


Instagram photos I took while there were all taken with my iPhone 5: I edit most of my photos slightly (or sometimes a bit more than slightly) in Snapseed before (usually) throwing an Instagram filter on them.

Click any of these to view them on Instagram. What follows are some more photographs I took on my hikes through Yosemite:


Yosemite 3

Yosemite 5cs

Yosemite 4s

Yosemite 2s

Yosemite 1

The gear used:

LEICA M-E: I take most of my photos with my Leica M-E. The Leica M-E features the same CCD sensor as the Leica M9 and M9-P which produces extremely unique colors and excellent microcontrast. Get it on Amazon.

LEICA SUMMILUX 35MM ASPH FLE: My favorite lens, possibly ever, is Leica’s best ever 35mm lens. The Summilux-M 35mm ASPH FLE was released in 2010 and continues to receive praise as the best 35mm lens on the planet. Mind-boggling sharpness, color and excellent performance in low light. Get it on Amazon.

VOIGTLÄNDER SUPER-WIDE HELIAR 15MM ASPHERICAL: An excellent, small low-distortion super-wide angle lens, the Voigtländer 15mm Super-Wide Heliar is an excellent wide-angle lens for Leica cameras on a budget. Get it on Amazon.

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