Yosemite National Park’s cascading waterfalls, giant sequoia groves, dramatic granite cliffs and 800 miles of hiking trails have drawn adventurers since the mid-19th century.
Last week, we invited a handpicked group of social-savvy folks to experience what famed naturalist John Muir called, “by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.”
Equipped with Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and Lumia Icon smartphones and a slew of photo tips from expert photographer Colby Brown, our #LumiaExplorers traversed the 1,169-square mile California wilderness, a place so breath-taking that it’s an official UNESCO World Heritage Site.
— Colby Brown (@colbybrownphoto) April 24, 2014
Blending great camerawork with the Lumia’s imaging apps made for some stunning shots.
— Babette @ BakeSpace (@bakespace) April 23, 2014
Blazing sunsets, local flora and fauna, and soaring vistas over the Sierra Nevada mountain range were just a few of the highlights. For television producer and photo buff April Simpson, exploring Yosemite was “one of those trips you dream about.”
Check out her video featuring the Lumia Icon.
— producergirl (@producergirl) April 24, 2014
With her trusty Lumia Icon, she was able to capture memorable (and nail-biting) moments, such as this at Glacier Point.
— producergirl (@producergirl) April 30, 2014
Yosemite, said Beauty blogger Patrice Yursik, was like “summer camp for adults in Eden.”
Here are more photos taken by #LumiaExplorers of their four-day adventure to the majestic West. Have you been to Yosemite or other World Heritage Sites? Have you taken some stunning pic on your Lumia? Please share your experiences!
— Lamarr Wilson (@LamarrWilson) April 24, 2014
— Verena Mei (@verenamei) April 26, 2014
— Colby Brown (@colbybrownphoto) April 22, 2014
— JD Andrews (@earthXplorer) April 23, 2014