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New on 500px : Sleepless by Pcoskun by Pcoskun

Are you sick of this view yet? While I know it’s a popular one, it just amazes me every time I see it. After sticking out sunset, I debated heading back right after, or sticking around longer to catch the milky way rising above. The choice was easy, and I stayed put and waited for the skies to turn dark, and boy does it get dark out here! As the light fell to dark, I watched as lights moved throughout the landscape. There were hikers, climbers, etc all scattered throughout this scene and it was pretty interesting to see some climbers and hikers way out on half dome as their lights flashed on and off. The silence was only broken by the sound of Vernal and Nevada falls, yet, was still a deafening silence. At this point I was all alone and was constantly looking around shining the headlamp in various directions hoping that a bear wasn’t coming to share the view. Luckily, no bears, and after the milky way got too high, I packed up and made the almost four hour drive back across to mono lake to catch the milky way once again before sunrise. Non stop shooting for almost 30 straight hours! Hope you enjoy! P.S. It’s Yosemite’s 150th birthday today, so I figured posting this shot would be appropriate

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New on 500px : Last Light on Clouds Rest by Darvin by Darvin

The last bit of light lands atop Clouds Rest in the distance with Half Dome still illuminated by the sunlight reflecting off the clouds above. Distant peaks on the horizon glow in the last bit of sunlight complementing the colors of the deep blue green forest. It’s hard to convey the wonder of this sight. Half Dome is massive and rises vertically above the canyon below. This view is taken from the cliffs of Glacier Point looking eastward. Just to the left off camera a 3000 foot straight drop to Yosemite Valley below. I have to say resting against a rock down in the trees gives a bit more feeling of security than does standing on the cliffs and offers some foreground that nicely frames the stunning High Sierra Nevada in the distance.

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New on 500px : The Last Kiss by Shainblum by Shainblum

“The Last Kiss”


The last kiss of sunset glow sweeps up Half Dome during sunset. I hope you guys enjoy the photo!

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New on 500px : Raining Fire by Shainblum by Shainblum

One of the most incredible sunsets I have ever seen at Yosemite National Park. It was a combination of colorful reflected light and heavy rainfall in the distance. Thanks guys for checking out the photo!
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