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Half Dome from Tenaya Canyon | Yosemite National Park | July 2015

Half Dome from Tenaya Canyon | Yosemite National Park | July 2015
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Behind The Lens

Location
I captured this image after a three-plus mile hike to a remote ridge in Yosemite National Park. While the hike was tough, the final result was worth the effort.
Time
This image was captured just before sunset with some of the best light of the day.
Lighting
When we started the hike, the weather was quite variable: we had no idea what kind of light we would see on Half Dome. Of course, the light makes the images, so it would either be great or not, depending on what Mother Nature dealt us. To our surprise, just as the sun was setting the clouds cleared and this wonderful, warm light spread across the scene.
Equipment
This image was shot was a Canon 5D Mark III with a 70-200mm f/2.8L lens at 168mm. Manfrotto tripod. Really Right Stuff ball head. Canon remote release.
Inspiration
This image was shot on a photography workshop in the Yosemite high country. The week was grueling: up at 4:00AM and out to shoot the sunrise, class during the day, then out to shoot the sunset late into the evening. Sleep was optional. Despite being tired after the long wee and after the long hike in to this remote vantage point, the sight of the beautiful, warm sunlight hitting Half Dome made it all worth it.
Editing
Sometimes landscape images require lots of post-processing. In this case, however, Mother Nature did all the processing. While this image was enhanced slightly in Adobe Lightroom, Mother Nature really did all the hard work.
In my camera bag
There are two important things in my bag: a Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L lens and a Manfrotto tripod with a Really Right Stuff ball head. The Canon 24-70mm lens is sharp as a tack and has a zoom range that can capture almost any shot. If I had to take only one lens, that would be it. To capture a truly sharp image, you need a sturdy tripod, and the Manfrotto fits the bill. Without its strong support the lens (and all my other equipment) would be nearly useless.
Feedback
As experienced landscape photographers know, the weather in Yosemite changes constantly: sunny one minute, cloudy the next, raining shortly thereafter, and then back to sunny again. Never give up just because of the current weather: if you give up, the weather could change in a matter of minutes and you will have missed the shot of your lifetime.

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