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Half Dome Side

Half Dome Side
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Copyright: Sydney Deem (sydeem) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 15] (68)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1987
Categories: Mountain
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-14 11:48
Viewed: 1647
Points: 2
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This view has to be at a roadside view spot as we were on a one day fast trip through Yosemite just to show a friend the area.

Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park, located at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley possibly Yosemite's most familiar sight. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor.

Half Dome is nearly as whole as it ever was. The impression from the valley floor that this is a round dome which has lost its northwest half is an illusion. From Glacier Point or from Washburn Point, Half Dome can be seen as a thin ridge of rock oriented northeast-southwest, with its southeast side almost as steep as its northwest side except for the very top. Although the trend of this ridge, as well as that of Tenaya Canyon, is probably controlled by master joints, 80 percent of the northwest "half" of the original dome may well still be there. What probably happened is that frost splitting of the rock at the back of a tiny glacier against Half Dome above Mirror Lake gradually quarried back the steep northwest face. As the base of the cliff was hewn away, ultimately parts of the sheets parallel to the original upper surface of Half Dome were left projecting outward at the crest of the vertical cliff.

Film camera, slide scanned to Photoshop, noise reduction with "Neat" and cropped.

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Hi Sydney,
This is a wonderful view and a perfect composition. But, I am a bit shocked about the quality of the photo. At what byte rate do you scan your photos? It looks like a low rate, since I can see strange artifacts and even some squares. What kind of PP work do you do after the scan?
If i forget the quality issue, I do have to say that I like the POV and the overall exposure.

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