Yosemite National Park, California, USA


The North Face

On the last day of our early spring trip to Yosemite, we decided to pay the visit to a very well known place of the park called The Glacier Point. This view is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the park with the iconic north face view of the Half Dome. But despite the fact that this view was photographed so many times, a curious eye can always find something new and interesting.

After scouting the area for quite some time, I finally found this view with promising photographic potential, where all essential elements of the composition played together in harmony. I visualized a black and white image from the beginning and given the dynamic range of the scene with thick clouds and harsh light, I knew it would look very dramatic. After setting up my camera, I waited for the light to come through the thick cloud cover to highlight Half Dome and waterfalls on the right. I used the magenta filter to darken the trees in order to add additional dimensionality into the composition while keeping the rest of the image true to its original tone and contrast.

Technical Details

  • Camera: Arca Swiss RL3d Large Format

  • Lens: Rodenstock 40mm

  • Aperture: 16.1

  • Exposure: 1/30 Second

  • Digital: Phase One IQ180 (ISO35)

Limited Edition Prints

from 650.00

Hand signed and printed on Fuji Flex (museum archival paper)
Edition of 15

Photograph is shipped rolled. The print includes additional white borders to help with framing. This allows you to have it framed to your liking at your local frame shop.

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