Monday, March 19, 2007

Hiking up to Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

Up to Glacier Point painting by Jim PromessiUp to Glacier Point
oil, 24 x 30 in.

Yosemite National Park has been like a magnet for us since our daughter was 2 years old. For 16 years, two or three times a year we head for the mountains, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and of course, photographing.

Jim rises early to catch the drama of light revealing the granite mountains. We hike hard, but we're always ready to stop while Jim photographs oft-viewed landscapes in changing light.

Twilight and sunsets are times for walks in the valley, or drives in the high regions. Yosemite inspires us all, Jim to paint, me to think, and Ariana to write poetry. Jim's photographs are grand; Ariana's capture the small, close view of flora and fauna.

Jim's painting Up to Glacier Point shows the quaking aspens in Fall gold color. More Yosemite images and other landscapes can be seen on Jim's website: In particular see:
Bridalveil Falls, oil 16 x 20 in.
Yosemite High Country, oil 36 x 30 in.
Yosemite, Black Oaks, oil 24 x 32 in.