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Storm Brewing through Joshua Tree

On 09, May 2015 | No Comments | In Wildlife & Nature | By Pasquale Murena

Storm Brewing in Joshua Tree

Storm Brewing through Joshua Tree

Traveling with the camera lately has given me the opportunity to take some shorts I am excited about. This storm brewing in the distance as the sun made it’s decent down I captured driving through the desert once again.

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Landscape in Silhouette

On 06, May 2015 | No Comments | In Wildlife & Nature | By Pasquale Murena

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Silhouettes are one of my favorite ways to photograph landscapes, when I do astrophotography. I always find it more interesting to photograph a silhouette and let the viewer make their own story. Who is that person? Are there trees are on that hill? Maybe it is the filmmaker in me that likes to let the audience come to their own conclusions.

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First Stop for Dogwoods

On 29, Apr 2015 | 2 Comments | In Wildlife & Nature | By Pasquale Murena

Dogwoods

Dogwoods

Driving into Yosemite on the 140 right after you pass the cascading waterfall Pasquatumn Falls there are very few dogwood trees until you hit Fern Springs. In Fern Springs there is a large grove of dogwoods that bloom very nicely over the small spring.

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Not So Fierce Bobcat

On 26, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Wildlife & Nature | By Pasquale Murena

The not so ferocious bobcat on the prowl for hotel towels

The not so ferocious bobcat on the prowl for hotel towels

When you are out in the wilderness you need to be careful of wildlife, have you ever seen a squirrel bite the arm off a man or a raccoon carry away a family into a hollow tree trunk? I haven’t either but I have seen a ferocious bobcat walking gently around Yosemite. When I first saw the bobcat I thought grab my camera, then it got close and I thought it was going to eat me. I am the other, other white meat. To my surprise bobcats are not ferocious at all, it walked right past me.

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Happy Birthday John Muir

On 21, Apr 2015 | No Comments | In Wildlife & Nature | By Pasquale Murena

The sunrise at Tunnel View

The sunrise at Tunnel View

Today in 1838 John Muir was born, his work to preserve the wilderness of the United States is why we have Yosemite National Park and Sequoia National Park today. We should all be forever grateful for his life of work and preserving these parks.

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Dogwoods in a Starry Night

Dogwoods in Yosemite with the Night Sky above.

Dogwoods in Yosemite with the Night Sky above.

Dogwoods! I love dogwoods, my first two visits to Yosemite they were blooming everywhere but since then I have not seen them until my last trip up there earlier this April. I have dozens of shots of the flowers alone but I wanted to try to capture them in the night sky.

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