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Iconic Half Dome
23 October 2011 Sam Rua

Iconic Half Dome

Yosemite National Park

Photographed a gazillion times, but this one is special because it is mine.
Taken from the Sentinel Bridge viewpoint over the Merced River. I was
amazed that there were only two other photographers sharing this view with
me. Not the story I have heard during the busier times of the tourist season.


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Bryan Ramsay30-Jun-2014 16:57
20 photographer with 20 cameras at the same spot you still get 20 different pictures ;o) This one is VERY nice. I got mine too. -BJ
Osman Yazirdag15-Nov-2011 20:40
This is wonderful Sam, light on the dome and its reflection captured perfectly! BV
Cedric Sims15-Nov-2011 03:08
Nice light!
an nguyen12-Nov-2011 04:38
Iconic image too .
Claude Gagnon12-Nov-2011 01:16
Wonderful light for this shot! Bravo :)) V
bill friedlander11-Nov-2011 19:28
Fantastic image! This picture speaks for itself. V
Rosemarie Kusserow11-Nov-2011 17:00
Wonderful colors and light, I love it! V
Rosemarie :o)
SageCreek Images11-Nov-2011 16:53
Very nice work, Sam...
Santi Bravo Figueras11-Nov-2011 16:41
Wonderful light!
Walter O. Koenig11-Nov-2011 16:40
You picked the right day and the right time Sam. Beautiful image.
globalgadabout11-Nov-2011 15:41
no wonder it's an iconic view...the half dome looks mighty rising behind the trees, and the warm light at this moment makes it spectacular...V
davidksmith11-Nov-2011 15:31
Sam, wonderful capture. The light on the face and
its reflection are terrific.
pkocinski11-Nov-2011 13:54
Great light and reflection image.
Hernan E. Enriquez11-Nov-2011 13:46
Spectacular Sam..there at the right time!
Marcia Colelli11-Nov-2011 12:03
Beautiful light and composition V
Colin Storey11-Nov-2011 10:41
Stunning capture of this icon. Superb light.
Tom LeRoy11-Nov-2011 08:26
Got to go with Bryan's review, A real stunner, Sam. V
Bryan Murahashi11-Nov-2011 05:10
Perfect light for this beautiful photo. V
Vickie BROWN11-Nov-2011 04:20
Excellent scene, Sam, very unique capture of the colours, lights and reflections.
Larry Peterson11-Nov-2011 04:07
Beautiful image, Sam. The light and subtle reflection are spectacular.
Bonnie Underwood11-Nov-2011 04:05
*sigh* Such a beautiful place. Love
that you have a perfect reflection.
Christy VB11-Nov-2011 04:04
Beautiful golden light on the half dome and lovely reflections. An icon for sure and still worth taking a shot.
Peter Stahl11-Nov-2011 03:27
Beautiful reflective light Sam. Perfect job! :-)
Ann Pettigrew11-Nov-2011 03:07
This is so pretty, Sam! Glad you got it without the crowds.
B-rad11-Nov-2011 03:00
A very neat scene Sam.
lou_rozensteins11-Nov-2011 02:49
Beautiful light. Very well done.
Tom Munson11-Nov-2011 02:44
Love the light on this one, Sam! Terrific work!
Jim Coffman11-Nov-2011 02:22
Stunning capture,Sam!
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