California: Yosemite National Park - California Naturescapes
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"Half Dome" Location: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, California. Glacier Point has the best vantage point for Half Done in my opinion. Well, of course, there is nothing that compares to actually hiking up the Half Dome, but it's grandeur is impressive no matter from where you look at it. It is such an iconic rock that it is a symbol of Yosemite National Park. The solid monolith was sheared in half by the massive glaciers that once filled the valley, hence the name Half Dome. Tech Info and Tip: Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f/4L IS @127mm Camera: Canon EOS 30D Exposure: 1/320sec at f/4 and ISO 100

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.