Yosemite has always held a special place in my heart. I became a photographer in Yosemite and made some great friends in my years spent living there. I want to thank all of those people that were part of my experience in Yosemite, because I cannot separate my experiences from the place itself. Together they are the spirit of Yosemite that has been so fulfilling in my life.
I would not have been a part of this project if it wasn't for my friends Deborah Sandidge and Josh Anon for recommending me to the staff at Wiley to write this book. Thank you both.
A special thank you goes to Stephanie McComb, senior acquisitions editor, and Jama Carter, project editor, for being so helpful and supportive during the project.
A heartfelt thanks goes to my family, my wife Heidi, and my son Logan, for putting up with me and my constant trips and my late hours in the office. If it wasn't for their patience and understanding, I would never be able to have my career as a photographer. I also want to thank my parents Sydney and Isobel for all the support and encouragement they have given me over the years.
I would like to thank all my friends at Canon, past and present, who have supported my photography for the past six years including Dave Metz, Steve Inglima, Peter Tvarkunas, Erik Allin, Barbara Ellison, and Jim Rose. It has been an honor to be associated with such a wonderful organization.
And last I would also like to thank all those that make the Yosemite experience so wonderful ...