Half Dome from Mirror Lake Yosemite Valley

State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Yosemite Valley
Town
Coarsegold, CA
Brief Directions

Park at the Majestic Hotel in Yosemite Valley and take the trail to Mirror Lake. Walk past the first lake to the second to find this shot

Notes

Shot with Canon 5DSr and EF 17-40mm F/4 USM lens at 17mm. Exposure 1/25th, f/13, ISO 100 and circular polarizer. I used the HDR setting with +- 2 stops blended in camera. Processed in Lightroom

Description

This late autumn shot of Yosemite's famous Half Dome was taken at Mirror Lake on a sunny day with just a few clouds. A recent snow left the mountains dusted with white, while the surrounding foliage has the oranges and yellows of fall. The water was still, which provided perfect reflections.

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December 10, 2018

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