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Cottonwoods, Half Dome        Images © Mark A. Chappell

The dramatic face of Half Dome is a Yosemite icon, immortalized in the photos of Ansel Adams, Galen Rowell, and practically everyone else who visits the park.  These views were taken from a meadow with a small stand of cottonwood trees in the heart of Yosemite Valley; the crispy yellow grass shows the effects of a very dry autumn.
          Additional pictures of Half Dome are here, here, and here.

  • Canon 1D Mk. II, 24-105 IS or 70-200 f4 IS lenses (2007)