Monday, July 30, 2012

Honorable Mention: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park {Catch-Up}

Half Dome through a rose-colored lens contest deadline of March 14, 2012
This received honorable mention for both photography and writing.

Half Dome is the quinessential Yosemite icon. It's hard to miss. Hikers volley for permits to ascend the dome and reservations are snatched up within minutes. I've taken long shots of the dome from Inspiration Point, I've taken shots off the top after climbing up the backside of the beast, but my favorite view of this geological enigma is from Glacier Point. At sunset. It's almost as if the setting sun shines a spotlight on Half Dome; it's the last thing illuminated in the valley before the sun completely disappears for the day. And even when it's beyond the horizon, you can still sit and watch the sky turn an entire painter's palette worth of colors—from rosy pink to deepest indigo.

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