Valley of Grace, by Laria Saunders

This was taken in Yosemite National Park in the Winter of 2010. Using a tripod I set-up shop with at least a dozen other photographers who had all claimed their spot to capture Yosemite’s natural beauty.

Valley of Grace, by Laria Saunders

Nikon D80 | 24mm | F-stop 5.6 | Shutter 1/80
Valley of Grace, by Laria Saunders

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 25
Photo of the Day Award Category: Landscape Photography
Photograph Location: Yosemite National Park | The United States

Photographer: Laria Saunders (Oakland, California, United States) Registered
Laria is an emerging artist from Boston, New York and Los Angeles. She comes from a family of artists that span four generations on both sides including 3 professional photographers. Her passion for photography goes back 25 years and she received a BA from University California Los Angeles – World Arts & Culture. She has been awarded for her abstract, wildlife, dance and travel photography by Eden Arts, UK, Momentum: Images of Dance, CT., Art Scene Today, Art Slant and Projekt 30. Laria is co-owner of a portrait studio called City of Angels Headshots. Her exhibits include, “Photos with Words,” a group show at PhotoPlace Gallery,Vermont and also a group show at Grooveworx Gallery. She currently resides in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles and although on disability for chronic pain, it is photography that keeps her spirit alive.


2 reviews
  1. kathy
    kathy says:

    Laria’s image is majestic,and overflowing with the deep silence and dramatic lighting that renews the soul.”Valley of Grace” indeed.

  2. jeff
    jeff says:

    i love the contrast of cool colors of the trees washed with a silvery blue and the golden sunlight on the rocks. its a nice blend of earth tones and cool tones. it looks like grace.


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