Visions of Half Dome

Wow, it’s been a week since I’ve been able to blog.  OK, maybe not able, but maybe in the zone to blog.

But a night spent in the hot tub on a cold windy night will tend to relax oneself.  I think it’s the first time we used it this year so we need to get some more use out of that puppy.

It’s just a little weird having to run naked to through the back yard in the center of town.

Continuing with the Yosemite theme, we’ll mix it up a little bit and switch over to another of Yosemite’s fantastic icons.

Half Dome.

Half Dome is a huge granite dome that stands approximately 4,737 ft above the floor of the valley and is one of the most recognizable features of Yosemite Park.

It gains it’s name from the fact that it looks like its the remaining half of a full dome that has been slit in half.

The truth is though, that the missing half was never there according to geologists and those in the know.

This shot was taken about mid-morning from the Cooks Meadow, just across Northside Drive from the entrance to the trail to Yosemite Falls.

Much of the creek here was frozen except for a tiny patch in the bend.

This shot was taken on the tripod from a very low angle on the edge of the water.  I went with a wide shot and kept a little bit of the snow in the foreground.

I hope you enjoy.

Canon 5d Mk II, ISO 100, Canon 16-35L MkII @ 23 mm, f5, 1/160 sec., CPL filter

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