Tunnel View

Yosemite NP – Tunnel View

This is the place where Ansel Adams took his iconic shot, “Thunderstorm Over the Valley”.

Yosemite National Park calls it Tunnel View, as it sits at the entrance to a mile-long tunnel on Hwy 41 leading to Glacier Point and Wawona.  There is a nice parking lot and an expansive viewing area for the scores of photographers that gather every evening.

Tunnel View is known as the best site in the park for sunsets, with El Capitan on the left, Bridalveil Fall on the right and Half Dome in the middle background.  My experience was less dramatic than Adams’.  After the unique cloud above Half Dome vanished, the horizon was completely void of any clouds, and the darkening sky was absolutely boring.

Thought for the Day:  Landscape photography is the supreme test of a photographer — and often the supreme disappointment.                                                               Ansel Adams

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