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