Yosemite Valley has to be one of the most awe inspiring locations on earth for everyone, but especially for photographers of all levels. On this trip, I decided to push myself beyond being a point-and-shoot shutterbug and attempt to learn a few of those camera settings. Right from the moment you enter the valley from the tunnel, you witness nature’s canvas. With El Capitan to the left, Bridal Veil Falls to the Right and Half Dome in the back, photos magically become paintings. If that’s not enough, the Upper and Lower Yosemite Falls reveal themselves as you traverse the valley floor. There are too many visual treasures to capture in one trip. These are a few of my favorite pictures.