Stars Over Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park

Stars Over Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park

While visiting Yosemite National Park for the famed "Fire Fall" at the end of the winter, I decided to do some astrophotography of Tunnel View, one of Yosemite National Park's iconic vistas.

It was absolutely freezing in the middle of the night, and with some of my exposures taking an upwards of 7 minutes (this photo was only 30 seconds), it wasn't exactly a quick "in and out" situation. Ultimately, I think the photos were worth dealing with the frigid temperatures!

Tunnel View looks out eastward into Yosemite Valley, and is famed for showcasing so many of Yosemite's features in a single scene, such as the southwest face of El Capitan to the left and Bridalveil Falls on the right, with Half Dome in the distance.


Travel photo shared by Tom Bricker


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