Beautiful Fine Art Photography Prints of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park California.
Half Dome Yosemite Gallery where you can view and purchase limited edition pictures of Half Dome. These photos include close and distant view of this majestic rock on the east side of Yosemite Valley. Half Dome offers views that change with the seasons. This is a small collection of my growing files on the iconic place.
About Half Dome
Half Dome is a granite dome at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park, California. It is a well-known rock formation in the park, named for its distinct shape. One side is a sheer face while the other three sides are smooth and round, making it appear like a dome cut in half. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor.
The impression from the valley floor that this is a round dome that has lost its northwest half, is just an illusion. From Washburn Point, Half Dome can be seen as a thin ridge of rock, an arête, that is oriented northeast–southwest, with its southeast side almost as steep as its northwest side except for the very top. Although the trend of this ridge, as well as that of Tenaya Canyon, is probably controlled by master joints, 80 percent of the northwest "half" of the original dome may well still be there.