Half Dome at Sunset

Standing above the clouds is weird, I mean standing on solid ground, not in an airplane, and looking down to the clouds below.  It is surreal! Thick clouds came in about an hour before sunset, and I was peeved, as that was the whole reason I spent 12 hours on Glacier Point; i.e. to photograph … Continue reading Half Dome at Sunset

Half Dome from Glacier Point

Glacier Point, elevation 7,214', overlooks the Yosemite Valley providing a 180 degree panoramic view of the Valley floor over 3000' below. In this one-shot image, the Nevada Falls flowing into Vernal Falls below are on the far right, Half Dome dominates the center, and Yosemite Falls and El Capitan are out of the frame at … Continue reading Half Dome from Glacier Point

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 … Continue reading Tunnel View

Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge

Late afternoon and early evening is prime time for photographers in Yosemite Valley, so many iconic subjects bathed in soft, warm, ever-changing light. This shot of Half Dome was taken from Sentinel Bridge, which is a short walk from the Visitor Center.  Easy to find, just follow the people with tripods.  For the three hours, … Continue reading Half Dome from Sentinel Bridge