Half Dome

Picture by carlo

  • Yosemite Valley, CA, USA

  • 1866
  • 7
  • 4
  • November 14, 2019
  • Picture of the day
  • ILCE-7M3
  • E 28-75mm F2.8-2.8
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4
  • Editing Software Lightroom / Photomatix Pro
  • File Format JPEG
  • Notes Processed in Photomatix - realistic tone mapping. Final color adjustment in Lightroom.
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14 Nov 00:39

A view of the Half Dome in Yosemite Park. Autumn colours were a bit fading but I could still capture some. Really pleased to have visited this magnificent place.

14 Nov 06:12

Very beautiful image.

14 Nov 07:20

@dmitry thanks Dmitry!

14 Nov 13:42

Really like the POV of this image. The two (2) people in the image give it a Great Perspective as to the size of the scene. The 0 Value Exposure really shows what you pulled out of the brackets to create a postcard like scene. I am NOT certain but perhaps processing this using Fusion Natural Effect would make the Mountain in the background POP even more on a Final process. Detail and Clarity of the image shows in the reflections. Beautiful Work Carlo.......Thanks for sharing.

14 Nov 14:39

@digicam Thank you Ed! Glad you like it. Nice tip about the Fusion Natural effect, I will definitely try and let you know!

15 Nov 00:12

Congrats on POTD......... I had some tough choices to pick from today but yours was Well Deserved!

15 Nov 00:17

Wow! Really nice Carlo. I was there summer of 2011. Unfortunately I dropped my camera bag off of Glacier Point. Fortunate ( haha) it didn’t go all the way down. Stopped on a ledge about 2000 feet over the edge. Believe it or not, a climber recovered it about a month later and contacted me. Completely destroyed everything inside. I had over 2000 bracketed images on a couple of cards and a “Rugged” portable drive. Poof!! I did have a rubber blow bulb that made it. Lol

15 Nov 00:30

@steve_zasadny wow! Yeah it's big drop from Glacier point. I'm not surprise it was completely destroyed ?Sorry to hear that. Did you recover the images on the cards at least?

15 Nov 00:31

@digicam Thank you Ed! Very good quality posting today. I feel honoured!

Updated 15 Nov 02:00

@carlo The CF card was hit on the crystal and the SD card cracked internally. The hard drive had a crease in the platter too. I sent all to a place in Florida and they stated that this was the first time they had all three sources be unrecoverable. If the CF card was damaged they take out the crystal and can recover the images. No luck. I lost a 24-105, 70-200, 100-400, a 1.4 and 2.4 teleconverter, filter holder with multiple density and graduated density filters, about five other cards that blew out of the bag somewhere, three batteries at $90 each and several other items that I have forgotten. I did have the camera a 16-35 lens and two other batteries. So all was not lost. I had some cool shots of the valley in moonlight. Fortunately I had insurance so I guess I just have to do it again! The trip that is and not the drop!!

15 Nov 11:00

I really like the reflection Carlo. Steve, luckily it wasn't you that went over with the camera.

15 Nov 17:10

@josephc Thank you Joe!

15 Nov 17:21

one of your best, amazing

15 Nov 22:24

WoW This is great ,love it...........//

20 Nov 02:18

Very nice, it would take years to see all that this valley has to offer. Been there in summer, fall and spring.

09 Dec 08:28


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