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Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby STRETCHMAN » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:14 am

Is it possible to see Half Dome from the Central Valley? Take a look at the photo on the home page of Sierra Visions(.com). Could this be possible? The photo looks real but it seems hard to believe you could get such a clear view of the face of Half Dome from such a low elevation. :cool:



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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby copeg » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:29 am

I remember when I was a kid visiting Lick Observatory, and on the wall they had a picture take with their powerful telescope looking across the Central Valley into Yosemite Valley...my memory has probably warped that picture quite a bit, but I remember it looking like Tunnel View and I remember just being astonished. Of course, that's 3000ft higher.
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby Allyn » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:03 pm

I'm not sure that given the from Denair to Half Dome you would be able to see that much of Half Dome with Black Mountain, Trumbull Peak, Turtleback Dome and El Capitan along the way. Seems like there may be some photoshopping going on to me.
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby Hikin Mike » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:22 pm

...and we just drove by there yesterday! My kids go to Keyes every Tuesday....I guess I'll have to check for myself.... :D
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby The Other Tom » Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:05 pm

Allyn wrote:I'm not sure that given the from Denair to Half Dome you would be able to see that much of Half Dome with Black Mountain, Trumbull Peak, Turtleback Dome and El Capitan along the way. Seems like there may be some photoshopping going on to me.


Yeah, Half Dome looks way out of proportion to the other mountains in the area. Just doesn't look right to me.
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby Windwalker » Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:47 pm

I agree Half Dome doesn't look that big....even from Tunnel View.
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In this picture it's just a few miles away....doesn't look very big in the scheme of things.
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby Allyn » Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:56 pm

That is the angle from the photo in question. It seem sot me that from the central valley it would be hard to see so much of the face of half dome from there. Kind of like the picture of Mars that is as big as the moon!
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby STRETCHMAN » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:54 pm

There is also a post about this same photo on SummitPost.org.(Sorry, but I dont know how to add the link.)
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby The Other Tom » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:10 pm

STRETCHMAN wrote:There is also a post about this same photo on SummitPost.org.(Sorry, but I dont know how to add the link.)

Copy the URL and then hit the URL icon at the top of the post area. Paste in the URL. It looks like this when you're done:

http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=43672&sid=885cc244751b6e897c8f6e2783150161
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby STRETCHMAN » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:11 pm

Thanks Tom, next time I will try to add the link. :)
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby Buck Forester » Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:12 pm

Unless the guy is lying, he's saying it's a real photo. Shooting a wide angle from Tunnel View will yield a completely different perspective than shooting a long distance telephoto.
It's all about the WILDERNESS!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/buckforester/page9/
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Re: Amazing picture of Half Dome?

Postby tim » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:32 pm

The original photo looks pretty fishy, but I was stunned this morning to have a clear view of the Sierra Crest (Yosemite? Sonora?) from my bedroom window on the Peninsula (looking across the Sunol grade). This was just before sunrise and must be 160-180 miles. I've never seen that before and the peaks disappeared as soon as the sun came up (normally you just see Mt Diablo and Mt Hamilton).
If the photo comes out then I'll post it to see if anyone can identify the peaks.
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