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Half Dome

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 28 January 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

Rising nearly 5,000 feet above Yosemite Valley and 8,800 feet above sea level, Half Dome is a Yosemite icon. This granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California is a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distinct shape. One side is a sheer face while the other three sides are smooth and round, making it appear like a dome cut in half.

* About 3 years ago Hubby/Sherpa/Guide and I went on a trip to Yosemite National Park. We also went to Monterey and San Francisco, and then other trips soon after. I had so many photos that I only posted a few from Yosemite at the time, and had planned to get back to them. So, here are the forgotten photos.

NIKON D5000 1/60 second F/16.0 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Another beautiful composition of this magnificent Half Dome. Have a good sunday Barbara

28 Jan 2018 5:09am

@By Marie: Sorry, Marie, the translation of my comments about your dog photos was not what I was trying to say. It made me laugh!

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is like King of mounrtains.

28 Jan 2018 7:13am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful composition, B. This rock is so famous in the climbing community.

28 Jan 2018 7:32am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice composition.
I like it

28 Jan 2018 9:17am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid composition !

28 Jan 2018 9:56am

Devi from Chennai, India

excdellent view !! I love that hige rock and lovely sky !

28 Jan 2018 10:08am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Oh yeah !! this is an icon. This is a very spectacular place, and a nice picture too.

28 Jan 2018 10:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful landscape shot. The foreground tree is the icing on the cake

28 Jan 2018 10:35am

Don from Spokane, United States

This is a fine picture of the half dome. It must be one of the most pictured rocks on the west coast.

28 Jan 2018 1:17pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


28 Jan 2018 1:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a commanding view

28 Jan 2018 1:27pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Splendid light that accommodates this beautiful view!! I love the contrails that bisect the sky.

28 Jan 2018 3:39pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent chosen composition for this shot, amazing photo as a result.

28 Jan 2018 4:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a gorgeous image of the icon and the rest of the landscape.

28 Jan 2018 5:47pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Wow ... what a view, and what a fantastic photo! This is 'photo book material' !!!!

28 Jan 2018 6:37pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

A marvelous view!!

28 Jan 2018 6:50pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Superb composition and magnificent view!

28 Jan 2018 11:14pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


29 Jan 2018 8:58am

1/60 second
ISO 400
27 mm (35mm equiv.)