Craft Matters

Chasing Dogwoods in Yosemite

Dogwoods, Yosemite

Taxes neatly finished and paid (ouch), it’s time to consider a trip to Yosemite to photograph the dogwoods. The 2010 image here was somewhat hastily taken in very low light on my way back to the car. I saw this single branch hanging out over the Merced River and was able to set up my Canon 5D Mark II on a tripod and then make multiple mutli-second exposure attempts in a gentle but persistent wind.

The dogwoods in Yosemite generally peak the early to middle weeks of May but like California wildflowers, it can be hit or miss in terms of timing. It’s been a rather steady raining Spring which may delay things a bit.