What can one say about standing over 9000 feet up on the side of a huge monolith piece of granite, Glacier Point, looking directing opposite at yet another famous piece of granite some 10000 feet high, Half Dome, and not go WOW. I could actually see the very spot where Ansel Adams stood to take his famous capture.
This place just left us speechless when we reached the top and we spent just about all day exploring and relaxing in what was like living inside a postcard for the day. We waited round for the sun to disappear and crossing our fingers that the famous dome of Half Dome would light up orange like we saw from the valley floor the evening previous. Well the sun went down and right before our eyes it slowly turned every shade of orange, its something we will never forget and glad we have on video as well. I rolled off so many shots of this sunset and the whole area that I am only just today starting to piece together.
We waited and waited and waited for this light and if I was not such a stubborn individual I would of missed this light like many other photographers did. They all seemed to come and go, and when the light did not seem t want to play many left with just a handful let to witness the full glory of the sunset.
I am not sure if it was the sun position at that time of year or not but the lighting of the dome seems to want to show its face and almost does, around 10% lights up then after teasing you it disappears and goes a light grey from the shadows from 3 other peaks to the left not in this frame, at which time your thinking oh shit its not going to happen. I stayed longer and was thinking no way this cant be happening while hordes of others left, then around 15-20 mins later it comes back into play and your just left speechless.
Pretty much our best day at Yosemite National Park, what an absolutely awe inspiring place to see. I did my best to try and capture the shear size color and grandeur of this place, I do not think I really did it justice, maybe somethings are better left as a memory and not a photograph?