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The view from Glacier Point Yosemite National Park is stunning. Myself, Theresa, Ade, Alex, and Dali made the trip to Yosemite today to ultimately meet my friend Rick at another location and shoot the nearly Full Moon rising behind Half Dome weather and clouds permitting. The forecast predicted cloudy with 20-30% chance of rain on the 21st.
We decided to make a day-trip and drive up to Glacier Point to see the view since it was closed due to snow on my previous two visits, and a few of my friends hadn’t ever seen this view before. The opportunity to see it by driving up here is short. As this road will be closed to traffic Nov. 1st. Only skiers and snow-shoers will be able to get here come the winter. Once closed it won’t open again until Memorial day in late May or not until early June.
We had a nice picnic lunch here. Honestly I did a lot more looking and soaking up the view than I did taking photographs. I only took 21 shots the whole time we were up here. It’s just a stunning, majestic place. I felt like being still and listening to the breeze, and watch the clouds drift slowly across the mountain tops, and breath – just…be.
To the right of Half Dome is Nevada Falls. This is the back side of Yosemite National Park.
I used my Singh Ray LB ColorCombo Warming Circular Polarizer to help cut any glare from the clouds, and mountains, and aslo to bring out more of the blues and grays in the sky.
Nikon D90, Nikkor 17-35mm @ 22mm, f8, 1/125s, ISO 200, Manual Mode, On a Tripod
PP- Vibrance, clarity, a tiny bit of sharpening and levels, Shadows and Highlights adjustment to bring out more of the foreground, and resized.