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Yosemite Half Dome V

Yosemite Half Dome V
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Copyright: Chuck Kuhn (ckuh55) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 13 N: 26] (628)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-19
Categories: Mountain
Camera: 5D Canon
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pretty - Perfect - Picture [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-02-10 7:12
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 8
[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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Ciao Chuck.
Bellissimo paesaggi di queste montagne ,con una eccellente profonditÓ di campo,molto belli i colori reali eccellente la composizione, molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-10 19:01]

Hello Chuck,
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!!

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  • kabel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 61 W: 0 N: 95] (552)
  • [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.

Hallo Chuck
This is indeed a PPP with no doubt.
A pretty, perfect, picture.
Thanks for sharing as well as for the interesting note.
Best regards.

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