It was a special moment to shoot this picture. The sun was setting on Half Dome and the granite was glowing as if on fire. If you follow my blog, you know that Yosemite is a place close to my heart and yet with so many amazing and special spots within the park and around, Half Dome will always be my favorite landmark in the park.
I have never climbed Half Dome and have no intentions to try. Steel cables go up in the summer to help brace yourself for the steep ascend and descend over the slick granite rock. Besides being vertigo challenged, how could I admire this beauty being right on top of it? I have hiked various trails around Half Dome to get a 360 view of different angles. From the face to the back of this giant monolith, it holds some very special memories and moments. That will always be more than enough.
It’s simply priceless and can’t be bought.