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Autumn Sunrise, Half Dome and the Merced River, Yosemite by Michael Frye Autumn Sunrise, Half Dome and the Merced River, Yosemite

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Hanging Dogwood, Merced River, Yosemite National Park by Michael Frye Hanging Dogwood, Merced River, Yosemite National Park

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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El Capitan and Merced River, Autumn, Yosemite National Park, CA by Michael Frye El Capitan and Merced River, Autumn, Yosemite National Park, CA

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Band of Light on El Capitan, Yosemite National Park by Michael Frye Band of Light on El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Sunbeams From Tunnel View, Spring, Yosemite National Park, California by Michael Frye Sunbeams From Tunnel View, Spring, Yosemite National Park, California

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Spotlight on Bridalveil Fall from Tunnel View, Yosemite by Michael Frye Spotlight on Bridalveil Fall from Tunnel View, Yosemite

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Curious Deer, Yosemite National Park by Michael Frye Curious Deer, Yosemite National Park

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Rainbow over Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Yosemite by Michael Frye Rainbow over Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View, Yosemite

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California by Michael Frye Orchard With Sunbeams and Fog, Sacramento Valley, California

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Half Dome and North Dome from the Four-Mile Trail, Yosemite National Park, California by Michael Frye Half Dome and North Dome from the Four-Mile Trail, Yosemite National Park, California

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Sunset over Yosemite Valley with Horsetail Fall, by Michael Frye Sunset over Yosemite Valley with Horsetail Fall

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Swirling Clouds and Mist, Sunrise, Yosemite National Park by Michael Frye Swirling Clouds and Mist, Sunrise, Yosemite National Park

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

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Sunbeams, Mist, Half Dome, and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California by Michael Frye Sunbeams, Mist, Half Dome, and the Merced River, Yosemite National Park, California

Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye

Price: $325.00
Michael Frye's photographs show a restless creativity in depicting the world of nature, with subject matter ranging from wildlife, to the landscapes of Yosemite Valley, to boldly colorful nighttime images of the American West.

"My 30-year-old dictionary defines photography as “The art or process of producing images of objects upon a photosensitive surface (as film in a camera) by the chemical action of light or other radiant energy.” I’m not sure about “producing images of objects.” I tell students that we don’t photograph objects, we photograph the light reflected off of objects. A great subject with poor light will make a poor photograph; an ordinary subject with great light can make a great photograph.

But I like the part about “radiant energy.” Although I’m sure Webster’s didn’t mean it this way, I think the radiant energy comes mostly from the photographer, or from the interaction between the photographer and his or her subject.

The photographs on this web site encompass two distinct bodies of work, each using very different kinds of light. One group of images was made during the day, using all the wonderful forms and textures of sunlight. The other group was made at night, combining electronic flash and flashlights (often covered with colored filters) with the dim light of the moon and stars. Although the subject matter is similar, the look and feel of the images is very different. I try to use my main tool—light—to create a mood, whether the mood is lyrical, playful, or mysterious. " ~Michael Frye

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and is the author and photographer of The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite and Yosemite Meditations. He was also featured in the book Landscape: The World's Top Photographers. His photographs have been published in over thirty countries around the world; magazine credits include National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, American Photo, Sunset, and Texas Highways. Michael lives with his wife Claudia and son Kevin in Mariposa, California, just outside Yosemite National Park. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite since 1983.