I set up and waited and waited until right after sunset to take this photo because I wanted to capture the scene without shadows. The wonderful sky and reflective color tones on Half Dome were a bonus. During my wait, I developed some gastric distress and left immediately after this one attempt. Of course, the camera was stationed atop a tripod, two second shutter timer, and I had test shot the scene for composition several times during the wait. I risked little on a single opportunity.

HDR: tripod, 3 jpg images +2 to -2, tonecurved in Photomatix Pro 3.2 with minor detail sharpening in Corel PhotoPaint v.12 with Topaz Detail v2 plugin.
No post process color processing. This image, like most of the photos I took during the entire trip were shot at wide angle in order to place proper context to the landscape.

Glacier Point, trail head overlook, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tokino 12-24mm lens set at 14mm


california, dusk, glacier point, half dome, national park, overlook, sundown, sunset, twilight, yosemite

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  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...about 4 years ago

    Beautiful Terence!!! Please add some of your spring & fall shots to GLORIOUS SPRING & FABULOUS FALL, LANDSCAPES
    Such beautiful country you have captured here :)) Carolyn

  • Thanks, Carolyn. I joined the group and will gladly submit any works that meet the criteria!

    – Terence Russell

  • jules572
    jules572about 4 years ago

    WElL DONE Tiger. One can almost feel the rise of the mountains. Nice editing…Jules

  • It was one of my primary goals on this vacation to make a decent capture from Glacier Point. I am pleased you enjoy my efforts, my wonderful friend!

    – Terence Russell

  • Clive S
    Clive Sabout 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot ! Very well done !!

  • Thanks so much!!!

    – Terence Russell

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot great job!

  • Thanks so much, Phillip.

    – Terence Russell

  • NatureGreeting Cards ©ccwri
    NatureGreeting...almost 4 years ago

    I am so thrilled to hear this, Terence! I love your work!!!!

  • Simon Penrose
    Simon Penroseover 2 years ago

    amazing capture, great view.

  • Thanks, Simon! Yosemite is filled with wonderful views!

    – Terence Russell

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Stunning capture and scenery Terence.

    Cheers Jude

  • Thanks so very much, friend Jude!

    – Terence Russell

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