Half Dome Sunset With Merced River (Yosemite N.P.)
Half Dome is one of my all-time favorite natural landmarks in all of the National Parks. I haven’t been abroad enough to see how it compares to some of my bucket list spots, but it’s for sure in my top 3 as of right now. I love seeing it, I love looking at it, I love photographing it. It's just pure amazing in my book.
On this sunset, I had scouted this spot months before and knew that I would spend at least one evening on this trip on the banks of the Merced river looking up at Half Dome during the golden hour, sunset and twilight. I loved how the slow meandering water lended itself to a beautiful reflection, while still giving motion to the scene. The sun was popping in and out of the clouds and when it came through during this moment, it illuminated Half Dome in a beautiful golden glow. I couldn’t take this image fast enough since I knew it would disappear soon, which it did a few minutes later.