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Olmsted Point

Posted by
B. Thomas (Arlington, Texas, United States) on 31 January 2018 in Landscape & Rural.

Olmsted Point, located in Yosemite National Park, is a viewing area off of the Tioga Road which offers a view into Tenaya Canyon. This view looks southwest into the valley, giving a view of the northern side of Half Dome.

* 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 1/250 second F/13.0 ISO 400 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A superb landscape nicely composed

31 Jan 2018 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Good to come back to the topic. These are interesting to watch, for I can hardly see them anywhere. This once again proves that man is not very big, but mountains are.

31 Jan 2018 5:32am

Devi from Chennai, India

excellent shot..
Looks like one can light a fire under the big rock !!!!

31 Jan 2018 5:36am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent point de vue. )

31 Jan 2018 6:26am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle roche et quel ciel quel effet et vue fantastique captage et image.

31 Jan 2018 6:35am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

It's a lovely view and that rock looks like its balance is precarious.

31 Jan 2018 7:28am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Wonderful view

31 Jan 2018 7:49am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un très beau paysage !

31 Jan 2018 9:47am

jean pierre a from France

belle compo!!! amitiés

31 Jan 2018 9:53am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

What a big one !

31 Jan 2018 10:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

excellent granite landscape

31 Jan 2018 10:48am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Makes you wonder how that stone hasn't rolled away.

31 Jan 2018 11:53am

franz from Baden, Austria

Wonderful view and dof. What absorbing scenery! I remember driving the Tioga Road from the east, a day before it was closed for winter. It was an almost magical experience ...

31 Jan 2018 12:24pm

@franz: You are so right. The Tioga Road area could be another park because it is so different from the valley but still as you say, magical!

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic landscape and photo, nice to look at.

31 Jan 2018 12:51pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It'sa huge rock that leads us into the distant view of the other side of half dome. Nice picture.

31 Jan 2018 1:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Another magnificent view!

31 Jan 2018 1:51pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


31 Jan 2018 2:59pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful composition !!

31 Jan 2018 4:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful view down the valley. I like that big rock in the foreground, too.

31 Jan 2018 8:40pm

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, ! Wales !, United Kingdom

You are showing us places we've only read about, "beautifully shot" . Thanks B . . .

31 Jan 2018 9:24pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Another amazing scenery and wonderful composition. I am enjoying your perspective on these beautiful places. At this stage I do not think it is likely that I will ever see them with my own eyes so it is great to follow your journey.

1 Feb 2018 2:37am

@Darkelf Photography: Thank you.

sherri from Arkansas, United States

exceptional image on so many levels

1 Feb 2018 4:10pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Love the view, how high up you are...

1 Feb 2018 4:59pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful view well composed !

2 Feb 2018 9:08am

1/250 second
ISO 400
33 mm (35mm equiv.)