Yosemite Half Dome V
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|For many years, Half Dome was deemed unclimbable, but in 1919 a cable route was added to Half Dome's eastern face, and Yosemite hikers can now pull themselves up the steep grade to the top. Weather is a major factor when hiking on Half Dome. To hike to the top and back will take at least 10 hours.|
The western face of Half Dome is a sheer cliff, made up of Plutonic granite, and probably was never a full round dome. Half Dome was originally called "Cleft Rock" by the Native Americans who lived in the area. Fractures in the granite of the dome captured water, which went through freezing and thawing, pushing the rock apart and causing 20 percent of the rock to fall away, creating Half Dome's dramatic face.
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Bellissimo paesaggi di queste montagne ,con una eccellente profonditÓ di campo,molto belli i colori reali eccellente la composizione, molto bella complimenti.
- [2012-02-10 19:01]
Of all your shots of Half Dome, I definitely like this one the best!! The framing with the pine on the right is very eye appealing. I agree B&W can give some wonderful effects at times, but there is nothing more beautiful as natural colors such as these. This is something that could easily hang on ones wall or in a gallery. Superb work!!
- [2012-02-10 20:31]
Hello, This is the most spectacular of your Half Dome photos because of the tree in the foreground being used as a kind of frame that adds depth and richness to the overall photo. The color it adds also helps give one the sense of the enormity of the forest in Yosemite.
This is indeed a PPP with no doubt.
A pretty, perfect, picture.
Thanks for sharing as well as for the interesting note.