Kings Canyon, CA Photograph – John Muir Quote


“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” — John Muir


The image above was captured during a recent hiking vacation we took at Kings Canyon National Park, California. We were on top of the Buena Vista Peak. The day was cloudy and gray with very little sun. When we plan a hiking vacation and there is rain, we hike anyway because that was the plan. Unless there is a deluge or hazardous conditions, we hike.

While we were at one of the highest points of the Buena Vista Trail overlook, the sun began to peak through. This reminded me of the John Muir quote accompanying the photograph.

NOTE – On our hiking vacations, the emphasis is on hiking and not necessarily photography. I do try to capture the best photographs possible, but we normally don’t capture sunrises or sunsets purposefully. We generally take nature as we find it and make the best of it. originally published this post
*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.


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File Name: 000032_kings_cnyn_1704-wquote
Capture time: 4:22 PM
Capture date: June 12, 2017
Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/16
Focal Length: 25mm
ISO: 125
Camera: Nikon D3300

*Edited: Lightroom with text added in Photoshop


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John Muir quote

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir


Picture taken from the top of Lembert Dome looking out at Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, 2016 – Color photo converted to black and white in Lightroom. Photograph copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross – ALL Rights Reserved.

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Exposure: 1/125 sec @ f/13
Focal Length: 55mm
ISO 100
Nikon D3300

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“We are always the same age inside.” — Gertrude Stein

“Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” — John Muir

“You cannot let go of anything if you cannot notice that you are holding it.” — Neale Donald Walsch

“There’s something wrong with a mother who washes out a measuring cup with soap and water after she’s only measured water in it.” — Erma Bombeck originally published this post

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