Inspiration Point Photos – The Journey Is The Best Part

Here are a few of my Inspiration Point photos I chose to share with you. As you can see, some late afternoon storm clouds rolled in, so it may not have been the ideal day to shoot.

Foggy Bridalveil fall through the trees
Foggy Bridalveil fall through the trees

This is an interesting “viewpoint”, because as far as I can tell, there isn’t really one. Basically, the “point” can be found in a few places along the trail on the way up. There are sections where the trees disappear and Yosemite valley will reveal itself.

Rock ledge along trail, with valley view
Rock ledge along trail, with valley view

As you can see, the good news for me on this day was that Bridalveil Fall was flowing nicely. It was, after all, a day in late May. This is prime waterfall season, folks.

Trail scenes, portrait orientation
Trail scenes

Anyhow, some moody clouds aren’t the worst thing for a photographer in Yosemite. I suppose that’s exactly what some enthusiasts are hoping for! As a matter of fact, from time to time I am one of them.

Have a look at my Yosemite storms and clouds album if you’re interested in this sort of thing.

Bridalveil Fall + Valley view - Inspiration point photos
Mystical Yosemite Valley

Here I captured the falls in a hazy fog, with a thick blanket of clouds overhead. I liked how the trees near me created a sense of natural framing – keep an eye out for opportunities like this.

In addition to these photos, also keep in mind that I created an Inspiration Point hike gallery. If you’re hoping more clear and sunny pictures, don’t hold your breath. I took all photo on the same day, but at least it will give you a small idea of what the trail and terrain is like.

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– Nathan Allen

About Me

Photographer Nathan Allen

I’m Nathan Allen, photographer / creator of (Yosemite Photos) and international travel site I Dreamed Of This. In truth, I lived in San Francisco, New York, & Singapore…but nothing compares to life in the mountains. I share my experiences HERE.