As I’ve said many times, of all the landmarks in Yosemite National Park, the Half Dome is my absolute favorite. I’ve taken photos of Half Dome from Glacier Point, from the Valley Floor, from the North Dome, from bridges, from meadows, at sunrise, at sunset, in the summer, and in the winter. I’ve even done the Half Dome hike five times.
There are actually four different spots on Glacier Point where you can capture a great photo of Half Dome: Washburn Point which offers a side profile of the Half Dome, Glacier Point Curve Vista (where this photo was taken), the Glacier Point Amphitheater area (sometimes referred to as the newer observation area), and the original Glacier Point out at the very tip of Glacier Point. While the latter two spots offer spectacular views of Half Dome perched above the entire Valley, I’ve taken a number of photos over the years from the “Curve” because I like the intimacy of the Half Dome framed in between trees along the road.
Location: Glacier Point; Yosemite National Park.