Glacier Point

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Glacier Point offers panoramic views of most of the Yosemite valley, along with the higher country to the north and east. From this vantage point the star of the show is Half Dome… an 8,836 ft high granite dome shaped and carved by ancient glacial activity. As the sun sets to the west, low angled light reaches up through the valley to illuminate the huge rock face. We were lucky on this night with the amazing light show that bathed the entire panoramic scene in pink.

On the way back to the car we also came across this next scene. Shot with my 17-40mm lens at the wide end, the moon was only a small dot, but when I switched lenses to my 70-200mm I was able to re-shoot the scene and capture the moon as it really looked in size. Correctly exposed, I then added the new moon to the original image.

moonrise

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