Top of Half Dome, Yosemite CA

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Photo taken with a Meade ETX-90 reflecting telescope from across the valley at Glacier Point. Equivalent to about 900 mm lens. The climbers on top add a nice bit of scale.

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Olga I. Yakovenko on March 15, 2009

Increadible, Olga

Bruce MacIver on March 23, 2009

Thank you begoal and Olga -- much appreciated.

Camp6 1975 on March 30, 2009

Yes...this is a great shot. But people...Half beautiful as it may be...IS A DAY HIKE!!

Bruce MacIver on March 30, 2009

A nice . . . long . . . day hike, with plenty of steep stuff for the average hiker.

Thanks for the input Camp6.

Happy trails, Bruce

Henny Penny on June 20, 2009

Great photo. Not too sure I'd feel comfortable standing on the top though.

Cheers Jen

eMRe MisirloU on September 6, 2009

I'm happy to see half dome summit that close... thanks for sharing.

Bruce MacIver on September 6, 2009

Thank you eMRe MisirloU -- you should just climb up there some time.

Hi Jen -- thanks for visiting and for your comment.

kanocpapa on February 8, 2010

uhhh! impressive! congrat


Ghiocela on August 17, 2010

Amazing place, Bruce! Thanks for your visit! Best wishes, Simona

Bruce MacIver on August 30, 2010

Many thanks Simona and Kanocpapa -- Greetings from California, Bruce

Pierre Durand on May 31, 2011

Good shot Bruce!! LK - Greetings --Pierre

Ralph Maughan on March 14, 2012


Looking through your old photos, this one certainly needed a fav. How did you take it?

Bruce MacIver on March 14, 2012

Thank you for like, Pierre!

Hi Ralph, thanks for the return visit. This was taken using a telescope from across the valley at Glacier Point. I appreciate the Fav!!

Happy trails, Bruce

GasGasL€X on January 22, 2013

I never saw the top from down in the valley.. but this photo is unreal.. what a place.. your lucky to be there.. :)

Bruce MacIver on January 22, 2013

Thanks Lex.

Seima I on October 31, 2015

Amazing view! LIKE

Greetings from Japan,SEIMA

G.Rosette on March 16

Superbe endroit,et une belle galerie. L&F. Merci de votre visite. Amicalement de Bourgogne. G.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 20, 2007
  • Attribution-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce MacIver
    • Camera: Canon EOS D30
    • Taken on 2005/07/23 09:39:29
    • Exposure: 0.011s (1/90)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/0.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash