Saturday, August 11, 2012

yosemite: views of half dome

presiding over the yosemite valley is the portentous granite monolith known as half dome.  we hiked down from glacier point one day, seeing many views of the spectacular half dome...




the ominous clouds provided constantly changing patterns of shadows on the lovely landscape.  




one of my favorite activities in the valley was trying to spot rock climbers ascending the incredible 3000 ft el capitan cliff face.  maybe on my next trip i'll attempt some climbing myself...


one of the most well-known views down the valley; the sublime of nature. 


3 comments:

heroineworshipper said...

You'd never guess it was packed with campers & SUV's under those trees.

Anonymous said...

Amanda, you take some great scenic photos. Have you tried taking stereo photos? See the section "Freeviewing in the article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stereoscopy. I use the cross-eyed version.

astropixie said...

thanks for the suggestion, anon. i havent tried to do that for a long time, but i'll try it sometime soon!