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Half Dome Reward

September 25, 2012

One of the many rewards of hiking to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park is of course the immense sense of accomplishment that goes along with such a significant hike. But from a photographers perspective the true reward is the view and excitement one has in trying to capture some magic from the top.  

 

 

The rush one feels when accomplishing such a personal goal of reaching the top of Half Dome can leave you light headed and perhaps not thinking as clearly as you would like. When it came time to settle down and make some images, I needed to think about what I wanted to accomplish photographically. In my mind I would think of the beauty captured by photographers such as Ansel Adams of course, but also of modern day photographers like Jimmy Chin. I wanted to not only capture the beautiful view one experiences at the top, but also the other hikers who achieved their goal.

 

 

I highly recommend the Half Dome hike, it is truly a most rewarding experience.  Just ask my 12 year old who still beams to this day of making it all the way to the top. You can read all about the Half Dome hike here at the Yosemite National Park page. Half Dome should defintely be on your bucket list, it was on mine and still is. I want to go back and do it again!