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Erratics and a Pine - - - Olmstead Point, Yosemite National Park | by ernogy
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Erratics and a Pine - - - Olmstead Point, Yosemite National Park

On one fine summer afternoon, I called my buddies who were on their way up to meet me at Tenaya Lake for sunset photography. Turned out I had more waiting time on my hands than originally planned. Since we were planning to meet up at Olmstead Point in the "upper" part of Yosemite National Park, I decided to do some scouting across the road. I meandered up this granite dome instead of taking the iconic images of the back side of Half Dome from the Olmstead Point lookouts. Besides, the sky was pretty flat looking toward Yosemite Valley.

 

I came upon these two erratics (boulders dropped off by long gone glaciers) and this wicked looking tree. This is looking east, the only direction where clouds could be found this day. Tenaya Lake is down the road to left, only about a 5 minute drive.

 

7D | Canon EFS 10-22mm | f/13 | ISO 100 | 1/160 sec | post in Aperture 3

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Taken on September 10, 2012