picutre of the day...for hump day


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Trad climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 11, 2009 - 12:51pm PT
Thought I would pass this along...didn't think it was possible anymore


Trad climber
Mar 11, 2009 - 12:53pm PT
WHOA. . . very cool. Thanks for postin' up!



Tacoma, Toyota
Mar 11, 2009 - 02:33pm PT
Bump for AWESOME picture. thanks for that.

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Mar 11, 2009 - 02:49pm PT
Very cool

Social climber
Truckee, CA
Mar 11, 2009 - 03:03pm PT
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Mar 11, 2009 - 03:05pm PT

here is the photo


Trad climber
here to eternity
Mar 11, 2009 - 03:07pm PT
That's amazing. Who knew?


Boulder climber
San Jose, California
Mar 11, 2009 - 03:17pm PT
is that real??

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 11, 2009 - 03:18pm PT
purdy kewl!

Not only cool to see Half Dome like that but it's just f*#king good picture.

The contrast of the foreground and the Sierras, the color seperation, and the general compostion of the photo with the Silo in the foreground.

very sweet picture, nice job to the photographer! Jerry and Jody would be proud.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 11, 2009 - 03:20pm PT
With the thread title I thought, "oh no, another buttplug".

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Mar 11, 2009 - 03:23pm PT
nice find....

Could this be the start of a new hobby? Finding a place to see something from far away, plotting it on a map, and taking pictures?

Trad climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 11, 2009 - 03:53pm PT
thanks Chris...couldn't pull that part off!!

Mountain climber
Mar 11, 2009 - 06:04pm PT
very nice...how much?

Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Mar 11, 2009 - 06:40pm PT
Wow! thought it was fake until I read the tr/beta on flicker.
the Fet

Knackered climber
A bivy sack in the secret campground
Mar 11, 2009 - 06:51pm PT
The best thing is the Dingus flame war with the photog on summitpost.

Mar 11, 2009 - 08:44pm PT
as a kid in the mid sixties there was a gig on the am radio that i woke up to which was a report from a ranger on the top of mt.diablo in the east bay. usually typical ranger stuff like blue jays or boy scout sightings but a storm cleared out one morning and his voice telegraphed the exitement about the view like never before. had to go. 90cc motorcycle across the bay. shasta and lassen to the north but the view into yosemite was a zoomer with shine. a fabulous gash in a a range as broad as your arm span and crowding the central valley into a strip. that memory helped sooth my impatience about the duration of the crossing from coast to crags in later years. the view from mt. hamilton is right up the slot. gotta pick your day, or rather let it pick you
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Mar 11, 2009 - 11:03pm PT
Chris, Thanks for the magic of making it happen. lrl

dangling off a wind turbine in a town near you
Mar 11, 2009 - 11:20pm PT

Oakland: what's not to love?
Mar 12, 2009 - 12:31am PT

Here's an impressive shot, especially if you've ever topped out on Temple and wanted to keep going up Gayley and beyond:



Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Mar 12, 2009 - 12:34am PT
Am I the only one who thinks this is 'shopped'?
Besides the obvious, having flown into the valley this
looks exactly as it would appear from about 7500' and
certainly not the aspect you would see from way down below.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 12, 2009 - 12:40am PT
lebruce, wtf?, that's a badass shot worthy of a thread!!111z!!

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Mar 12, 2009 - 12:47am PT
Reilly I was wondering too if the original picture had undergone some ..........manipulation. So, yah, to answer yer question, yes, I had thought of it.

Buttits been so long since I was down that way thatteye just can't remember if it IS.........or iffit ISNT.

THe mention of hump made me wonder if it was gonna have Locker's fancy blue whooohoohoo somewhere.........

Timid TopRope

Social climber
Paradise, CA
Mar 12, 2009 - 12:48am PT
Reilly, Maybe the telescopic effect distorts the background?

Anyway I put a placemark on Google Earth at .6mi S/O Keyes Rd on Hall Rd and placed it next to a half circle farm plot. I put another atop Half Dome and slowly "cruised" from Denair to the Valley. At no point did the program indicate a straight line travels above 5,5oo ft to the face of Half Dome. So theoreticaly possible, I propose.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 12, 2009 - 12:54am PT
Tami, Reilly, who cares....? A piece of art, no?

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Mar 12, 2009 - 01:39am PT
Well you know we like to nit pick expecially if something is being purported as reality.
It's all harmless supposition. I just wish I had a harmless suppository.

Tami, I'm saying that Half Dome appears tilted towards the viewer. From a plane at 7500' from over El Portal or so it would appear to have the same aspect. Just sayin'....

Oakland: what's not to love?
Mar 12, 2009 - 02:09am PT
Bluering - I know, right?!! That pic is unreal... not mine, though.


A long way from where I started
Mar 12, 2009 - 09:36am PT
Photoshopped? No way. You just have to know the right places to shoot from. Like this

And of course you have to have the right lens. This was taken with a 970,000,000mm lens with an sphericl correction and an anachronistic rating of 3,000 years.

chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 12, 2009 - 09:37pm PT
I emailed to a skeptical Y. N .Park Service friend and she had this to say...

"I showed this to some folks here in the park. The consensus is that it is REAL. You can see Half Dome from that location (one of the guys here has actually seen it). The distortion is probably due to the telephoto lens.
I stand corrected. Very cool shot."

edit, i love this picture!

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Mar 12, 2009 - 11:31pm PT
Tami wrote: ""So, yah, to answer yer question, yes, I had thought of it.""

Tami, I think it's legit. :)

I may try to dupe it sometime... only about 3 hours away to the tripod location.

I figured 600mm or more... but it was only a 400mm... with a 1.6 conversion camera (cropped). I'd like to try with a Canon 600mm lens on my buddies Canon 5D full frame in RAW and enhance it in Photoshop from there. Might even be able to come up with something even more dramatic.

Deal is... that shot is through a telephoto lens... the naked eye does not see Half Dome that way from the tripod spot... HD is very tiny to the naked eye there... you would not notice it unless you knew where to look and looked for something real small.
Double D

Apr 4, 2009 - 10:12pm PT
What an awesome photo! I remember a teacher, Phil Arnot, from high school had a photo of Half Dome from Mt. Hamilton sitting on his wall. It always amazed me that it could have ever been that clear until one winter day I took off on a flight from San Hoser and there she lay.


Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:36pm PT
My question is.....has the photo been replicated by someone else?

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 26, 2012 - 03:41pm PT
Picture of the day?
I was just here a couple days ago.
Anybody name it?

Credit: survival

Mountain climber
there and back again
Nov 5, 2014 - 07:01pm PT
Doesn't even look real!
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