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Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Mar 11, 2009 - 09:34pm 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.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 11, 2009 - 09:40pm PT
lebruce, wtf?, that's a badass shot worthy of a thread!!111z!!
Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Mar 11, 2009 - 09:47pm 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 11, 2009 - 09:48pm 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.
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Mar 11, 2009 - 09:54pm PT
Tami, Reilly, who cares....? A piece of art, no?
Reilly

Mountain climber
Monrovia, CA
Mar 11, 2009 - 10:39pm PT
Bluey,
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'....
le_bruce

climber
Oakland: what's not to love?
Mar 11, 2009 - 11:09pm PT
Bluering - I know, right?!! That pic is unreal... not mine, though.


Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Mar 12, 2009 - 06:36am 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.
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Mar 12, 2009 - 06:37pm 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."
K


edit, i love this picture!
Rudder

Trad climber
Santa Rosa, CA
Mar 12, 2009 - 08:31pm 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

climber
Apr 4, 2009 - 07:12pm 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.

PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
My question is.....has the photo been replicated by someone else?
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Nov 26, 2012 - 12:41pm PT
Picture of the day?
I was just here a couple days ago.
Anybody name it?

Credit: survival
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