No, that’s not a typo – I really mean that this is an invitation to get lost in Tunnel View.
Actually, the name of the print is “Tunnel View two ways”. Yes, I name some prints! Some are worthy – and this one definitely is.
Tunnel View is the name of a viewing area at the west end of the Yosemite Valley on the road to/from the south entrance. It draws its’ name from the adjacent tunnel. If you enter Yosemite National Park from the south – this is the first view of the Valley you get when you pop out of the tunnel. Maybe not the most original name, but Tunnel View is certainly now an iconic name.
This image and its’ print are a little different…
First, this isn’t just one image at Tunnel View – it’s actually five images stitched together to give a detailed panorama. The original raw file is over 90 megabytes!
Second, it’s the same image in black and white and color in one print.
I have this at home, and to be honest with you, from time to time, I find myself just staring at it. And looking up. And looking down. And looking up. And looking down. You get the point. I get lost in Tunnel View.
There’s just something about being able to look at the same thing in color and black and white at the same time, and being able to compare and contrast the detail and the imagery, and to wrestle with the eternal question – is it better in color or black and white?
Sometimes, getting lost in Tunnel View is a way to find some peace and solace in a hectic day. And, sometimes, getting lost in Tunnel View is just a way to admire and ponder nature’s glory.
I invite you to get lost in Tunnel View this holiday season, and every day, by making Tunnel View your own in some way from Laughing Frog Images. You can find Tunnel View two ways here in the Yosemite National Park Gallery on Laughing Frog Images.
You can also make someone “get lost” this holiday season by getting them Tunnel View two ways as a gift!
Either way, enjoy!