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Sierran Bend

The crown jewel of Yosemite as seen from high up on Glacier Point road. If you arrive later in the season, the traffic is less and will allow for a few minutes at a time to take in this legendary view without other visitors or their cars in the frame. This particular image, shot in October of 2017, frames up one of the more iconic vistas of Yosemite in my opinion. Timing is everything here, as I was trying to get the fading light to illuminate Half Dome’s rock walls before sundown. There are just a couple minutes to get the light just right and depending on the cloud cover, there is potentially no opportunity to capture what you set out to obtain. Northern California forest fires were in full effect at this time, hence the hazy skies and clouds in the distance.

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