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Jul 20, 2013 16:17 |  #1

We ran up to Yosemite for the evening to shoot star trails over Half Dome but the clouds rolled in with the darkness so it wasn't clear enough for those. But we still met some nice people, had a picnic dinner with this as our view, photographed the sunset and were home again in time to go to bed. :D


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Jul 20, 2013 23:53 |  #2

Very nice Maureen! Sounds like the perfect way to spend the day.

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Jul 21, 2013 00:26 |  #3

Nice work, and a pretty good lifestyle.


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Jul 21, 2013 00:52 as a reply to  @ sparker1's post |  #4

That second photo is bad ass!

I think cropping the top off a little might make it a bit stronger in composition for half dome.


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Jul 21, 2013 01:57 |  #5

The first one is my favorite


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Jul 21, 2013 10:35 |  #6

Beautiful


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Jul 22, 2013 12:21 |  #7

Both images are great. Unlike most tourists you obviously spent more than a few minutes at that location.


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Jul 22, 2013 15:14 |  #8

Thanks everyone. It is hard to get a bad photo up there; pictures are great but I sure wish I could share the FEELING of standing there looking out over the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and how expansive & gorgeous it is.


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Jul 22, 2013 15:54 |  #9

One of my favorite places. We hike up 4 mile trail just to see Glacier Point, then take another beautiful way down Panorama Trail.


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Jul 23, 2013 03:27 |  #10

I am going to be there this weekend. Is Glacier Point a good spot for sunrise this time of year?


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Jul 23, 2013 09:22 |  #11

Tagnal, sunrises at Glacier Point (and Washburn Point) can be very dramatic, depending on the cloud conditions. Worst time (typically) is mid-morning. There are a lot of spots to provide some framing around the scene which adds considerably to the feeling of depth and expansiveness. In planning, note the wind forecasts as sometimes the smog from the cities in the central valley drifts up into Yosemite.


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Jul 23, 2013 11:10 |  #12

What was your time on the second shot?


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Jul 23, 2013 11:18 |  #13

Maureen Souza wrote in post #16143774 (external link)
Thanks everyone. It is hard to get a bad photo up there; pictures are great but I sure wish I could share the FEELING of standing there looking out over the Sierra Nevada Mountain range and how expansive & gorgeous it is.

Beautiful, isn't it? Was there last month. Great shots!


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Jul 23, 2013 13:28 |  #14

Jon Clemens wrote in post #16146059 (external link)
Tagnal, sunrises at Glacier Point (and Washburn Point) can be very dramatic, depending on the cloud conditions. Worst time (typically) is mid-morning. There are a lot of spots to provide some framing around the scene which adds considerably to the feeling of depth and expansiveness. In planning, note the wind forecasts as sometimes the smog from the cities in the central valley drifts up into Yosemite.

Thanks for the tip. Looks like on Saturday it will be blowing in the NW direction, so no smog. I'll be leaving the bay area before 1AM on Saturday morning so I should make it up there with some time to spare before sunrise.

Was just trying to decide if I should head to Glacier Point for sunrise or maybe instead somewhere along the Tioga road like Tenaya Lake or Olmstead Point. Definitely want to shoot in the eastern direction to get the sun coming up in my image.


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Jul 23, 2013 18:58 |  #15

Predicting sunrise spots isn't an exact science. All you need to screw up the morning in the eastern Sierras are some heavy clouds over on the east side of the Mono basin/Owens Valley. So,... I wouldn't base my whole day on it. Glacier Point is the quickest area to get to from your direction. If you are thinking of Ohmstead Point, go out to the south side of the point and look back east across Tenaya Lake. There is also a nice spot on the west shore of Tenaya Lake if you get a good sunrise.

Many of the more scenic shots in the High Country, that don't require a few hours of hiking, are best looking west with the morning sun at your back (Cathedral Peak, Unicorn, Ohmstead Point, May Lake, etc.) If you do opt for Glacier/Washburn Point for sunrise and it turns out to be a bust, you are only about an hour and a half from the Tioga high country... time enough to have the sun on the mountain peaks up there.

Regardless of how sunrise treats you, you are bound to have a good time anyway.


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