If there were eight wonders of the world, Yosemite would earn its place on the list. It is mesmerizing in every way. Yosemite has great balance: Spring runoffs and giant raging waterfalls. Subtle, delicate life coupled with large, massive animals. It is a place of both mystery and untold beauty. Winter is my favorite time to visit Yosemite for solitude. I was aware of this composition for years but the snow was never quite right, never fully blanketing the trees. I finally found what I was looking for on a cold morning with breaking clouds after a night of heavy snowfall. Within an hour, the snow had fallen off half the trees.
Jeff Mitchum is one of the great American and international landscape photographers who rose to success in the recent years. He is often described as the “Ansel Adams of color” in the fine art photography world. Self taught, Mitchum is known for his compositional mastery and the keynotes in his work are the use of natural light and subject matter. His aesthetic is simple – to capture the stunning beauty of nature and dramatic landscape and bring it to people’s everyday lives.