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Time lapse: One photographer, one subject, four seasons

Los Angeles Times photographer Mark Boster spent a year photographing Yosemite, California’s iconic national park, a place he had visited for half a century. In his journal, he shares his experiences — and his inspiration. See the full package: “Four seasons in Yosemite.”

Boster: “Everybody has a special place where time stands still and serendipity rules. Mine is a giant granite cathedral decorated with some of the tallest waterfalls in the world.  . . .  I’m talking about Yosemite National Park.”

Here, Los Angeles Times video journalist Don Kelsen captures some of Boster’s experience in a video that mirrors the magic found in the photographs.


  1. October 23, 2010, 7:20 pm

    That was amazing, thank you for sharing that moment.

    By: Tony STTony
  2. October 24, 2010, 5:19 am

    The photos are beautifully inspiring, capable of awakening the viewer's own memories of Yosemite's adventures. The sound, unfortunately, is lacking and does not inspire. Please repair the sound quality so that others can appreciate the exhibit.

    David Silber, Los Angeles.

  3. October 25, 2010, 6:41 am

    thank you, its beautiful!

  4. October 25, 2010, 11:10 am

    That was really awesome – both the remembrance and the photography. Excellent stuff. How about the "Firefall?"

    By: fredkafredkcom
  5. October 25, 2010, 12:53 pm

    What a great presentation by a very talented photographer. You've really managed to capture the essence of Yosemite. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

    By: K Lujan
  6. February 24, 2011, 5:41 am

    […] View Time lapse: One photographer, one subject, four seasons. […]

  7. March 13, 2011, 7:19 am

    Beautiful! Amazing photos Mark

  8. August 1, 2011, 4:15 pm

    So very happy that I found this – our family is going for 5 days in September and we are really going to try and catch a "moon bow!" The moon should be full when we are there – everyone cross your fingers for clear skies for us 🙂

    By: KariVery
  9. November 3, 2011, 11:18 am

    Love this !

    By: Jan. Carlsen
  10. February 5, 2013, 10:37 am

    You've superbly captured the essence of what is arguably the best place on Earth!

    By: RDCollins
  11. February 5, 2013, 5:07 pm

    Even tho these were beautiful – it is a miracle to find beauty in other landscapes not so famous. How about Missouri, Tennessee, N. Dakota or my home, Big Canoe, Ga.

  12. March 18, 2013, 12:07 pm

    I watched this in “mute” mode and was absolutely stunned by the level of artistry in blending the video with photography . The legacy photos mirror my early days in Yosemite (a true Cathedral of Nature).

    Thanks folks.

    By: Bruno Marr

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