Below is Tioga Lake on May 30, 2009, just outside the Yosemite park boundary. By today it has almost certainly “iced out”; I’ve seen it ice-out in a single day when a strong wind rises, urging the ice to the eastern end of the lake.
Images here are “quickie” converts, no special effort made. I stitched multiple frames together in Photoshop CS4 for the panoramas. Click for larger versions.
Learn more about digital infrared in my Guide to Digital Infrared Photography.
The lake is actually an almost-natural reservoir, and power is generated at its eastern end, with the creek roaring down Lee Vining Canyon.
This time of year, water is everywhere in Yosemite, churning, covering, gurgling, a really awesome time to visit—and no mosquitoes yet!
If you want to visit places like this, join me on my photo tour of Yosemite high country later this month.