The Ahwahnee Hotel - Yosemite National Park

The Ahwahnee Hotel - Yosemite National Park One of the most beautiful hotels Jenn and I have ever been too, the Ahwahnee is truly the crown jewel of the Yosemite National park, apart from the scenery of course! lol

Jenn and I had the opportunity to have dinner in the beautiful Ahwahnee Dining Room while camping in Yosemite in august (after a nice shower of course). The food was amazing and truly a once in a lifetime experience for both of us. I got to say it did feel a little odd having such a nice meal and then heading back to our camp site where there was no running water and pit bathrooms. The contrast was really telling of just how much there is to offer at Yosemite, from very rustic backpacking, to 5 star accommodations.

Yosemite truly is a magical place and I am really happy to know that its back up and running after the government shutdown.

How this shot was made: Canon 5dmkII, Canon 16-35mm f2.8II ISO1250, 16mm, f5.6, 10sec

5 exposures taken on location -2,-1,0,+1,+2 Merged together using the Merge to 32bit HDR tiff plugin from Photomatix in LR4. Exported to CS6 for Exposure blending, use of Nik color efex pro4 and other nik plugins to achieve final result. Exported using LR4