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Half Dome Aflame by StevenDavisPhoto Half Dome Aflame by StevenDavisPhoto
This shot won me a 3 month DA Premium Membership [link]

While on a photography workshop in Yosemite, we happened to get an AMAZING sunset from the viewpoint at Glacier Point looking towards Half Dome. I took over 300 shots here and this was my favorite. I hope you enjoy it too.

A mounted print of this shot can be purchased at my Etsy store for only $20 - [link]

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Mashuto Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I was just there a few weeks ago, and had nearly the same view... except when I was there, there were zero clouds in the sky.

You have done quite well with this shot!
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AussieLove Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
such an incredible shot!! :D
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Beautiful!
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masoli Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I love how a bit of orange and red suddenly jut out from slight-purplish gray. I presume that the orange-red spots are formed by the proximity of the sun hitting on those areas. The greater concentration of those spots in the background implies that the sun is setting towards that direction, creating a shadowy impression over the rest of the photo.

But I am puzzled about the existence of a 'fiery' orange-red spot in the foreground (bottom middle, almost in the precise center of the scenery). It is closer to the viewer's perspective than other areas, and it is surrounded by the dark shadowy areas where the sun does not appear to hit and focus. :confused: Being an anomaly to the distribution of light, darkness, and shadows in the photo---in fact, this appears to be the most intense area---it caught my attention. But I think it still adds a magnificent contribution of contrast to the overall scene.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
yeah, i believe it's from the valley to the left (off camera) that creates it. the taller shadows are from the surrounding peaks.
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masoli Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
cool, I knew it there had to be something else! :D excellent choice of location. :handshake: :thumbsup:
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
wonderful
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zepdiggity Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
amazing! all it needs is the wise old man at the top with the answers to everything!lol
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shaitu Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011   Photographer
AAAAWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i LOVE IT *sob*
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leDelichiban Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh goodness... that's a long drop...
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Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love to have you join my group #DA-Art-GalleryWow! Awesome photos.
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kenforde Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Hard to beat light like that! Also the composition and visualization has something to do with it....;)
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2Shorty Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Beath taking.
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dasWeisseLicht Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
thats amazing! :worship:
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mrs-allonby Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
the colours! stunning photo
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slam-kiss Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Half Dome Half Lame? Great shot Steve :)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, great work! I've seen so many amazing shots of Yosemite and now I really want to go... :P

Anyway, just letting you know, I've featured this photo in my journal here.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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CezarMart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Great capture! I was there for the whole week and couldn't get a single cloud. You are so lucky to get that! :)
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
yeah it was a once in a lifetime sunset. perfect conditions.
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papatheo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Awesome shot! Been there... didn't do that!!!
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WinterSmith-Angel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Brilliant.

Just like heaven. ♥
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
magnificent alpinglow :)
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SummerViolin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
God. this is so beautiful I can't even believe this kind of place exist. :love:
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SebastianKraus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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cindy1701d Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Very pretty. :)
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c0smic6 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Half Dome has been shot before many times, but this shot really stands out. Excellent shot!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
:omg: Fantastic photo !
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! :)
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome!:hug:
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mlh-photography Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
wow.

this is amazing!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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jamesholephoto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Excellent capture Steven, the light is wonderful!

The rest of the your gallery is fantastic, looking forward to seeing more from you!

p.s - I've voted for you too :)
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank you! very nice of you :)
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scotto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011   Photographer
This is fantastic.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks :)
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incessus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
just wow!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :) Care to vote for my Canyon Arch shot ([link]) for Shot of the Month? [link] Thanks! Sorry to spam you! Won't happen again! :)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I voted for you mate... and this is awesome... it looks like it was taken from a plane! Great vantage point!
I cant wait to get to Yosemite!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks!
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
All good
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wyorev Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Exceptional, Steven. Well done.
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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adamlack Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic light, and incredible scenery well captured :)
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Dr-ZooM-7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oooh My God .. This Shot is Really Breathtaking .. keep going :love:
, and i wish u visit & comment my works :typerhappy:
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raquelvonkaminaru Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a stunning view and the light is incredible!
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StevenDavisPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks :) It was an INSANE sunset. My instructor said it was the best sunset he'd seen all year, and best he'd ever seen at Half Dome.
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