The famous historical naturalist John Burroughs formed a friendship with John Muir the main advocate for the creation of Yosemite as a National Park. In 1909 after exploring Arizona's Painted Desert and Grand Canyon they came to Yosemite Valley together. Burroughs wrote about the short 4 day visit that "he stopped often in reverent amazement at those awesome cliffs, their faces scarred and niched, streaked with color, or glistening with moisture, and animated with waterfalls, rising upon either hand, thousands of feet, not architectural, or like something builded, but like the sides and four corners of the globe itself. What an impression of mass and of power and of grandeur in repose filters into you as you walk along!"
In this view, Sentinel Rock rises 8,122 feet from the Yosemite Valley floor, towering over the oak trees.
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jhm (145134) 2013-08-24 0:55
Lovely taken, these big rocks between the branches in foreground
Amazing picture to look at.
Excellent captured, excellent composition.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Noel_Byrne (27742) 2013-08-24 7:44
Really nicely done with this, you've used the trees to perfectly frame the impressive peak, and the add so many different colors and tones to the blue and white of the rock and sky. I have seen on news here about the fires sweeping this area now, I hope not too much area is destroyed, and everybody can be safe.
All the best
eldancer1 (32756) 2013-08-25 7:45
I like the framing of this rock, I just hope the wildfire stays away from this beautiful place. Good pov with nice details. Good lighting control. Well done, tfs.
zanzi (13670) 2013-08-26 12:21
A picture from Yosemite has to be gorgeous. And this one is no exception.
One thought for the firefighters currently working in the area.