Half Dome at Yosemite by danapommet ()
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Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is possibly Yosemite's most familiar rock formation. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 feet (1.44384 km) above the valley floor, info from Wikipedia.
I am guessing that I took this photo in the 1990s and I was using my new Pentax camera. The photo was taken from Glacier Point area as park rangers were trying to get us to leave immediately as a huge thunder storm was coming in fast. A break in the clouds lit up half dome for only a moment. A scanned photo. It will zoom but grainy.
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Image Comments (36)
Richardphotos () 1:12AM | Tue, 11 August 2015
very impressive capture .I have tried twice to cross the pass in Yosemite with both times it was closed. I would like to get a closer view of the Half Dome
MagikUnicorn () Online Now! 2:10AM | Tue, 11 August 2015
AWESOME & UNIQUE LOVE IT YOSEMITE ARE A VERY VERY OLD LANDSCAPE BUT APPALACHIAN ARE MORE OLDER ;-) GORGEOUSSSSSSSSSSSSS
eekdog () Online Now! 2:23AM | Tue, 11 August 2015
BRAVO!! one verly impressive photo my friend. makes me feel like an eagle soaring and looking.
giulband () 4:36AM | Tue, 11 August 2015
It is a wonderful shot of this famous rock but the POV is very unusual and interesting !!!!!
beachzz () 5:24AM | Tue, 11 August 2015
Yosemite is one of my very most favorite places and Half Dome is one of the reasons why. I've been to Glacier Point and see it from this perspective. Great shot--and sounds like we had the same camera back in the day. My dad gave me a Pentax K1000 that got me started.
durleybeachbum () 6:01AM | Tue, 11 August 2015
Impressive and imposing! I had Pentax Spotmatics. Still have them, must get rid.
mtdana () Online Now! 6:56AM | Tue, 11 August 2015
Great shot of Half Dome!!! I really like the atmosphere of the approaching storm!!!
blinkings () 8:01AM | Tue, 11 August 2015
I remember climbing it is 2000...................................................I climbed 3 feet at the base of it to get a better look!
Sea_Dog () 5:12PM | Tue, 11 August 2015
Awesome shot, Dana. The gathering storm as a background with the rock in sunlight is stunning.
dochtersions () 5:24PM | Tue, 11 August 2015
Lucky you that you could make this impressing photo, Dana, with the great point just in the sun. Unbelievable what a fantastic location and views. I only have seen the Alps in real live, and this is something so different, WOW!
T.Rex () 6:59PM | Tue, 11 August 2015
Was there 1967. Had no camera. Sigh. Lucky you, with that small window of opportunity. One sees clearly the rock slide from the hollow of the mountain. I wouldn't like to be near that if it starts moving again. Great shot! Keep up the good work! :-)
SunriseGirl () 8:23PM | Tue, 11 August 2015
What a fantastic shot you got of this stellar landmark!! Thanks for sharing
RodS () 2:47AM | Wed, 12 August 2015
This just takes your breath away! Wow! Such a spectacular view, and what an awesome photo, Dana! I've wanted to see Yosemite for years..... definitely on my bucket list.
CavalierLady () 12:21PM | Thu, 13 August 2015
Awesome shot, Dana! What an impressive view with the sun highlighting the dome, while all is dark and stormy nearby. Very cool shot!
Erestorfan () 4:20PM | Thu, 13 August 2015
Wow, what an AMAZING shot!! This has got to be one of the most beautiful spots in the US. I love how the sun is shining right on Half Dome.
wysiwig () 3:52AM | Fri, 14 August 2015
What a stunning image! First La Jolla and now Yosemite. I was there in June 1995. Are you following me or am I following you? I read not long ago that a huge slab had fallen off.