This photo was taken in October of 2014 at Yosemite National Park just above Vernal Falls looking towards Liberty Cap. This spot is know as the Emerald Pool because the water is typically this brilliant green color.
I had gone to Yosemite for a work conference, but stayed a couple of extra days to get in some hiking and photography. A co-worker (and great friend of mine), her boyfriend, and I decided to take a hike to Vernal Falls.
There wasn't much rain that year, so the mist trail wasn't so misty, but it was still a very steep "hike" up the stairs to the falls and emerald pool.
When we finally made it to the top of Vernal Falls, we sat by the pool and had lunch while taking in the majestic view of Liberty Cap. It looks deceivingly serene and calm, but it's actually illegal to swim there because the current can take you right over the edge of the falls!
Unfortunately, that's the closest I ever got to Half Dome. I'd trained to hike Half Dome in 2010, but decided not to at the last minute. That's a story for another day!
Title: Emerald Pool of Serenity
Location:Yosemite, California (2014)
Frame Size: Exterior Frame - 22" x 26"
Frame Materials:Stained pine wood with hinged door and magnetic closure
Frame Hanger:Wall Mounted with 18" metal french cleat
Media: 16" x 20" Aluminum Print
Photographer: Cynthia Soszka
Handmade functional art that does double duty! On the outside this looks like a beautiful piece of art floating in a modern rustic farm house style frame. On the inside, it's hidden storage for anything you'd like. It's shown here with a space for mail and hooks for keys, but it could be used for holding other items like jewelry as well. Please email me at info@WhatYouSeekIsWithin.com if you'd like other options.
I created this piece as a solution to one of my most obnoxious problems, messy mail all over the kitchen and entry way. I prefer to keep my kitchen clean, but the amount of paper mail I still receive (even though I've tried to go paperless with all my bills) makes it difficult. I've had many mail boxes over the years, but none that really satisfied my needs. I love that I don't have to see the stack of unopened mail, it's not taking up space on my counter, and the photograph provides a serene feeling as I head out the door every morning.