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Morning Snow in Yosemite Valley

YosemiteValleyMorn2006|03|04: Yosemite Valley with Snow. March 4, 2006. © "Copyright Dan Mitchell". ("sales")    keywords: yosemite valley new snow winter morning blue sky bridalveil fall el capitan half dome wawona tunnel view california color photograph
Morning Snow. Yosemite Valley. March 4, 2006. © Copyright Dan Mitchell.


March 5, 2006 - Posted by | Yosemite


  1. Hi, Beautiful pictures – I always enjoy your photography.

    I have noticed, however, that your blog seems to reveal quite a disconnect between your personal behavior and your political positions. You post frequently about global warming and how the government should do more about it, but then drive 300 miles (in an SUV, I assume) for one day in the mountains. It seems kind of hypocritical, as you seem to want other people to adjust their lives to help the environment – but don’t want to adjust your own.

    Sorry to be negative, I do enjoy your blog, especially the pictures.

    Comment by Stephanie | March 6, 2006

  2. Fair point.
    I reluctantly admit that when the conditions are poor — as they were this weekend — I do drive an SUV that I bought back when I was driving my kids back and forth to college a couple times a year. (Sometimes I take our 39 mpg Honda Civic…)
    If I had it to do over – and if I had known then what I know now – I would not have purchased that vehicle, though it has let me get to some photography locations that I would not otherwise have been able to get to such as the White Mountains.
    A practical question… What do you think I should do to resolve this contradiction? Stay home and not do the photography or stop posting the global warming stories? Which and why?

    Take care.


    Comment by Dan Mitchell | March 6, 2006

  3. Honestly, I have no idea ˆ and it‚s not my place to say so anyways. The recent posts just struck me as incongruous.

    I do think it‚s easier to complain about things, than to actually change our lifestyles to try to fix the problem. And, we are all part of the problem (myself included, of course). We Californians want to be able to drive hundreds of miles for weekend trips, live in huge luxurious houses, drink imported bottled water, etc., etc. without having to think of the consequences of our lifestyles.

    Anyways, this conversation and your blog got me thinking more about this, so thanks for that.

    Comment by Stephanie | March 6, 2006

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