North Dome and Half Dome at Sunrise

September 12, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

North Dome and Half Dome at SunriseNorth Dome and Half Dome at SunriseView from Glacier Point of North Dome (on the left) and Half Dome (on the right) at sunrise. Yosemite, California.

I took this photo of Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point. In the photo, North Dome is on the left and Half Dome (once commonly called "South Dome") is on the right.

High above the Yosemite Valley, Glacier Point provides one of the best vistas of the valley. It's a very popular destination—particularly to watch the sunset. Very few people go there to watch the sunrise. My guess is that it's because it's at least an hour drive from any accommodations and because the most interesting vista is facing into the sun instead of away from it. Most consumer cameras aren't capable of handling the sun shining right into the camera. Even with my nice camera, this photo took a considerable amount of effort and experimentation to tease out the detail and color. I think it looks good and I hope it's considered a unique shot of the valley.

In a later posting, I'll share the sunset photos I took from Glacier Point.

 


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