Road Trip USA (24)

By TyChee    
Yosemite Valley: Half Dome

I had to try this one in B&W.... (see color in V2)

Half Dome is probably one of the most easily recognized formations in Yosemite valley. The summit can be reached by hiking 7 miles with an elevation change of over 4000 feet. During the last part of the accent the incline is over 50 degrees. There is a cable railing to give you something to hang onto as you reach the summit.


Tags: California Yosemite Half dome Landscape and travel

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
30 Dec 2007 1:35PM
What a fine image in B&W. You are a very fine photographer, as these last images have shown.

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wenphoto 8 17
30 Dec 2007 1:38PM
definately preferred monochrome version . Very Ansell Adamesque !
Beautiful textures in all areas.The darker trees give a good base to the picture and the tonal range is excellent
Glynn 10 1.2k 1 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 1:47PM
like v1 Ty. This image has a great sence of scale.
rmr 9 1 Wales
30 Dec 2007 1:51PM
botha re superb as usual
well done ty
30 Dec 2007 1:52PM
This is a great shot, the clouds and lighting highlight the sheer scale of this monster. Brought back fond memories of my trip there 2 years back. Prefer the B&W as the colour one is distracting due to the orange and green bits on the right!
30 Dec 2007 1:56PM
Great dynamics in this shot. Well done.
30 Dec 2007 2:00PM
SKavanagh 9 312 5 England
30 Dec 2007 2:03PM
Great shot the trees show the scale of the mountain i like the colour version
30 Dec 2007 2:05PM
Love the mono version, tones are superb

thorn 12 124 2 Scotland
30 Dec 2007 2:12PM
Hi Ty,
the b/w version is perfect in my opinion,love the tones,lighting,textures and how they show the grain,shades,it's just exquisite.Take care.AnnSmile
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 2:26PM
I really like the mono image. The clouds make it. Seems to me that you could do something even more dramatic. Try lifting the contrast overall a little and use layers to adjust the sky to give a deep orange filter effect. It's fine as it is, but you might like the effect.

woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 2:26PM
Excellent image, Ty, the mono provides a perfect invocation of the pioneering spirit.
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
30 Dec 2007 2:47PM
Stunning image Ty, love the colour ver

helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 3:32PM
Other than the clouds it seems like a pencil drawing to me. Super detail
sketch 9 1.5k United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 3:59PM
Great detail, eeally powerful image yet again, i never get tired of looking at your uploads

Sarah x
Possum 10 148 England
30 Dec 2007 4:11PM
Love both, but the colour version gets my vote for the intricacy of the textural detail brought out by the colours.
davidhu 11 19 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 4:14PM
Fine shot, Ty. Prefer the mono version for its Ansel Adams connection.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
30 Dec 2007 4:43PM
Both are powerful shots Ty. Normally I go for colour but on this occasion I think mono serves perfectly.
30 Dec 2007 4:48PM
Well, as I supose that I won't ever try to reach the summit, it will do with this picture. Great, amazing heap of rocks!
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 6:01PM
That's a wonderful sight, Ty and a great conversion too.

mrswoolybill Plus
9 985 1499 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 6:28PM
B&W work well here, a fine conversion. Sorry I've been clicking and running recently, trying to catch up, but this series is providing a lot of interest, visual and narrative. Thanks for these uploads, many of them show aspects of your country that we don't usually get to see, and show them very well.
Grim1 9 49 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 6:55PM
Great shot - like it in black and white.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
30 Dec 2007 7:15PM
Wonderful subtle color in the colorversion---love the clouds in the b&w

30 Dec 2007 7:27PM
Another image which draws me in, wanting to be there. For me the colour version is more attractive Ty, perhaps because I want to enjoy the reality of the experience.

rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
30 Dec 2007 8:47PM
AKA Ansel Adams Ty. Worthy image. Ron.
30 Dec 2007 9:32PM
nice one well taken
Hoffy Plus
12 262 16 England
30 Dec 2007 9:43PM
Black and white.
phototime 10 8 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2007 10:29PM
Excellent shot Ty,love the B&W version.

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
31 Dec 2007 12:06AM
Such stunning scenery Ty, I prefer the colour version out of the two
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
31 Dec 2007 2:49AM
Nice conversion Ty, it works really well.
glazzaro 11 70 23 United States
31 Dec 2007 6:37AM
Have a great New Year! Spot on! Click!!!

imagio 10 12 1 England
31 Dec 2007 8:52AM
Excellent work again Ty

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
31 Dec 2007 12:42PM
Version 2 for me Ty.
Happy New Year.
Two excellent versions. Two great images.
Happy New Year! JNC
Brilane 10 5 12 Wales
1 Jan 2008 11:57PM
Both very impressive pictures.
A very Happy New Year.
skoffs 10 3 United States
2 Jan 2008 3:23AM
This is a great Half Dome shot. The black and white works well with this tonal range. Well seen.
User_Removed 12 16 1 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2008 12:03PM
the mono gives it texture the colour is warm and you want to explore both good in there own way

8 Jan 2008 6:22AM
Ty, this looks quite dramatic in B&W. Nice one.
BevHadland 9 13 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2008 12:50PM
As you might gather I love mono work and this is a very nice piece of work and well worth the hike to get it. love it.

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