Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Winter before it struck!!!

Half Dome, Yosemite, California, January 2012

"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden
wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
Ansel Adams

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  1. if I was a geoligist I would try to find out what happend to that mountain. How interesting. :)

  2. Great shot. Rock faces are so imposing and beautiful.

  3. Would like to have heard that split....if that's exactly what happened.

  4. Oh, this fills me with envy.

  5. Coincidentally, I watched an Ansel Adams documentary last night. Not for the first time.

    I'm more of a city person but I suppose I should make an effort to visit more National Parks, out of season of course.

    January? No snow?

  6. K, love this scene and hope that you really get to spring!

    You won the book giveaway!! Chula has even signed your book!


  7. Well, Nature Footstep and Bibi, according to Wikepedia "Half Dome is nearly as whole as it ever was." It goes on to say that "80 percent of the northwest "half" of the original dome may well still be there." Go figure, I always thought it was some sort of cataclysmic earth shift too!!!

    Thanks Carver! Glad you stopped by!

    You'd love it up here Hiker!!!

    Ansel Adams has always been a great inspiration to me...especially since we moved to the Easter Sierras!!! I struggle a bit being away from city living Wayne...yet when we go down there, I can't stand the traffic, the pollution and the congestion...I do miss the availability of, well, of everything!!! And yes...this was the first January in over 40 years that the Tioga pass was open and we could go into Yosemite from our side!!! (And just about everybody up here took advantage of it!!!)

    Wow!!! Cool!!! I love Chula!!! And I'm sure Kelly would have loved to have been in the lavender fields in Provence with her!

  8. Fantastic shot of Half Dome, Kathy!

  9. One of the most popular sights to be painted at Yosemite, and one of the hardest! Looking at the pic, you probably were pretty high up to capture this angle:)

  10. Actually Emille, we were on the Valley floor near the Ahwahnee hotel...I had my telephoto lens on...

  11. That sure is a great photo of Half Dome. Your area is beautiful - I've enjoyed visiting.

  12. Wow - that is a magnificent shot!