California: Yosemite National Park - California Naturescapes
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"Sentinel Dome Sunset" Location: Yosemite National Park, California. I am posting this image from Yosemite that I captured back in 2007. I have not been to Yosemite for a while now and I am starting to get an itch to pay another visit soon. In the mean time I was going through images from the past and came across this image. Looking at it now I really like it. The warmth of sunlight glow on the glacial erractic boulder brings back the memory of the hike we did on that Nov. evening. So here it is. Tech Info: Camera: Canon EOS 30D Lens: Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L @ 28mm Exposure: 1/200sec at f/2.8 and ISO 100 Filters: 2 Stop Singh Ray ND Grad filter

Yosemite is the arguably the most beautiful national park. It's grandeur and the time scale it took to evolve is very humbling. I learnt that the granite peaks started out as molten magma deep below the earth's surface about 100 million years ago. Merced river then carved it into a "V" shaped valley and finally glaciers shaped it into its present day "U" shape. The beauty of the valley has inspired many. It's lush forests, tall granite peaks, amazing monoliths and beautiful waterfalls are so pristine that a visit to the park often overwhelms the senses. A visit here at least once in lifetime is a must.