This Christmas I decided to treat myself to a present - a new Canon 5D Mk II with 24-105mm f4 L IS lens! Ordered from Amazon via free 2-day shipping and received as advertised.
The very next day I took a trip to Yosemite National Park to test it out. Something about Yosemite, first... I've lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 13 years, yet I've only visited Yosemite once - it was 8-9 years ago and I don't remember much. That is a shame because the place is magical! Especially in the winter, when you have snow-capped trees and mountain peaks, frozen boulders in the Merced river, remnant fall leaf colors, and everchanging clouds and fog.
I did not get a chance to hike to any remote places (most of them were closed anyway) and I had to miss the... [ Read more...