Half Dome, Yosemite

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UploadedAugust 23, 2007
TakenNovember 18, 2003
MakePentax Corporation
ModelPENTAX Optio 550
Exposure1/286 sec at f/4.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length39 mm
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During a Miami to SF flight, November 03.

87 responses

  • morgan jones

    morgan jones said (22 Aug 2007):

    you must be kidding! amazing! how low were you flying?

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr said (22 Aug 2007):

    I was flying on a regular commercial flight - so, what, 30,000 feet?

  • Pepper Pepper

    Pepper Pepper gave props (22 Aug 2007):

    Nothing short of spectacular. You always amaze me. Great, great shot. Thank you.

  • Eric Sayah

    Eric Sayah gave props (23 Aug 2007):


  • Jon Wollenhaupt

    Jon Wollenhaupt (Deleted) said (23 Aug 2007):

    Awesome Alexis

  • Anna Migdal

    Anna Migdal said (23 Aug 2007):

    It's great!

  • Max Schenk

    Max Schenk gave props (23 Aug 2007):

    Totally green with envy - Ansel Adams eat your heart out!

  • Dennis Blauer

    Dennis Blauer   gave props (23 Aug 2007):

    magnificent, entrancing, monumental, other-worldly, stunning, definitely a favorite of the favorites!

  • Pierre LeBlanc

    Pierre LeBlanc gave props (23 Aug 2007):

    This is a stunning capture! Extra-ordinary image!

  • claudia luthi

    claudia luthi gave props (24 Aug 2007):

    what can I say after all? It's beautiful and frightening at the same time

  • B R

    B R gave props (24 Aug 2007):

    pretty damn good!

  • Penelope T.

    Penelope T. said (24 Aug 2007):

    i am amazed!this photo feeds my height phobia...

  • Ian Maclellan

    Ian Maclellan gave props (24 Aug 2007):

    Amazing photo!

  • A Martin

    A Martin (Deleted) gave props (25 Aug 2007):


  • Jason Pierce

    Jason Pierce gave props (26 Aug 2007):


  • Eloy Muñoz

    Eloy Muñoz gave props (29 Aug 2007):

    Beautiful photo, congrats Alexis

  • Shawn St. Jean

    Shawn St. Jean gave props (29 Aug 2007):

    Just incredible

  • Brian Brooks

    Brian Brooks gave props (29 Aug 2007):

    A great view from a unique angle, Excellent!

  • Patrick Flood

    Patrick Flood said (29 Aug 2007):

    Wow. I saw this and thought how did you get this, glacier pt isnt that high. then I read where you shot it from very impressive. Very clean and unique

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr said (29 Aug 2007):

    Thank you all very, very much!

  • Arnaud Lambert

    Arnaud Lambert said (30 Aug 2007):

    I couldn't believe it when I saw the thumbnail... Stricking! Je vote "oui" aussi!

  • Howard Seelig

    Howard Seelig gave props (4 Sep 2007):


  • Brian Phillips

    Brian Phillips gave props (4 Sep 2007):

    this is the most beautiful and original view of Half Dome since Ansel. All others I've seen of it were just imitations. This is amazing!!!!

  • Mark Krajnak

    Mark Krajnak said (4 Sep 2007):

    Just gorgeous. Nice capture!

  • 1 2

    1 2 (Deleted) gave props (5 Sep 2007):

    beautiful, its just peaking about the clouds. I love the consistency in gray

  • Paul G. Swanson

    Paul G. Swanson gave props (7 Sep 2007):

    looks like I'm flying......=]

  • lowison

    lowison said (13 Sep 2007):

    hard and soft, at same time: very good imagin.

  • sonja page

    sonja page gave props (14 Sep 2007):

    Very Ansel Adams with an edge. I love it

  • Kendra Flynn

    Kendra Flynn said (15 Sep 2007):

    Woah. This is incredible. At first glance it looks like a whale tale. Hahaha.

  • Brian Rauvola

    Brian Rauvola said (21 Sep 2007):

    Absolutely marvelous!

  • Mike Baker

    Mike Baker gave props (26 Sep 2007):

    wonderful! I feel like I'm while when I see this image!

  • Mindy Erdmann

    Mindy Erdmann said (1 Oct 2007):

    A new take on a subject I've seen many times. Amazing.

  • Dean Calvetti

    Dean Calvetti said (5 Oct 2007):

    Never seen it from this angel. great capture...

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (7 Oct 2007):

    great story & amazing photos!

  • Claudia Turner

    Claudia Turner gave props (16 Nov 2007):

    I would like to climb that one day

  • Marianne Greig

    Marianne Greig gave props (28 Nov 2007):

    spectacular - and i love love the story title w. regards to the in-flight movie = )

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (29 Nov 2007):

    what a powerful shot. beautiful.

  • requisit

    requisit said (4 Dec 2007):

    I just can't wait to take my next flight !

  • Angelica Sarkisyan

    Angelica Sarkisyan said (17 Dec 2007):

    Gorgeous image!

  • Sherry Davis Johnson

    Sherry Davis Johnson gave props (12 Jan 2008):

    Wow, Alexis! Poor, Ansel.

  • maria tizon

    maria tizon (Deleted) gave props (18 Mar 2008):

    Today, I received the itinerary for the first plane trip I've taken in years. The first thing I did after I got it? I went looking for your story Just Say No to the In-flight Movie. Its going to be my In-flight guide as I take my first aerial photographs. I voted for this story a long time ago but I just thought I'd stop by to tell you.

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (9 Apr 2008):

    Ditto 2 all the above as well. An abolutely stunning image & what gorgeous light & all else as well. Very well done. It´s a wonder why I never commented on this one earlier as I had already favourited way back when. Outstanding foto.

  • emre yılma

    emre yılma said (30 Apr 2008):


  • Julien Chuquet

    Julien Chuquet gave props (3 May 2008):

    amazing shot..

  • Sol Hess

    Sol Hess gave props (12 May 2008):

    Hum... WOW!!!

  • Pascal Fellonneau

    Pascal Fellonneau said (21 May 2008):

    Ansel Adams alike

  • Robert Valenzuela

    Robert Valenzuela gave props (27 May 2008):

    WoW this shot Does Ansel Proud great shot Alexis

  • Trish Meyer

    Trish Meyer (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2008):

    Wow ! All of the above !

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (9 Jul 2008):

    Wow - this takes my breath away - what a gift you have for capturing spectacular beauty!

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (3 Oct 2008):

    Spectacular Work!!! I love the story you wrote too, this image is the perfect reason to turn off the tube.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (4 Oct 2008):


  • Melissa Hearle

    Melissa Hearle gave props (15 Oct 2008):

    Wow, that is absolutely amazing!!! Poster-worthy!

  • Bonnie Blanton

    Bonnie Blanton (Deleted) gave props (17 Nov 2008):

    gorgeous shot!

  • Mark Williams

    Mark Williams gave props (24 Nov 2008):

    Absolutely gorgeous shot!

  • Bill Bungard

    Bill Bungard   said (14 Dec 2008):

    I love mountain shots. This one is great and good use of black and white

  • Portia Söderberg

    Portia Söderberg (Deleted) gave props (17 Dec 2008):

    Alexis, how could i have missed this. This is perhaps the most dramatic shot of the dome I've seen. Fantastic!

  • Joseph Brunjes

    Joseph Brunjes (Deleted) gave props (10 Jan 2009):

    Awesome shot!

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (14 Jan 2009):

    Unique and beautiful! I don't know how you found an airplane window clean enough to make that sharp an image! I always seem to get one that is smudged or dirty on the outside.

  • Angel B

    Angel B said (21 Feb 2009):

    I had to leave a comment for this one! Good stuff

  • James Baldocchi

    James Baldocchi gave props (31 Mar 2009):

    This image shows the true majesty of Half Dome

  • Matt Granz

    Matt Granz gave props (8 Apr 2009):

    I always love low flybys near Yosemite... you caught it perfectly.

  • Amber Gregory

    Amber Gregory gave props (6 May 2009):


  • Joel MacPherson

    Joel MacPherson gave props (12 May 2009):

    ......WOW..... this is breathtaking!!! fantastic capture!! wow....

  • dp *

    dp * said (23 May 2009):

    Wow! Just bumping around JPG and I came across this beauty. I think Mr. Ansel Adams would be very impressed. Well I sure am. This also reminds that you gotta push that shutter button when it appears cuz it just won't happen like this again. "An in the moment shot." Thanks!!! dp

  • Marek Glinka

    Marek Glinka gave props (24 Jun 2009):

    great !!!

  • Joseph Rotindo

    Joseph Rotindo said (10 Aug 2009):

    Alexis...probably the tenth time I've come back to look at this photograph.

    A very important image. The surreal nature of the clouds is so bizarrely contrasted with the concrete nature of the mountain...which I believe creates a real "yin/yang" influence. So dynamic, this...

    One of the best photographs I've ever seen. Anywhere.

    Again, congratulations.

  • Thomas N. Cannon, Jr.

    Thomas N. Cannon, Jr. gave props (16 Aug 2009):


  • Željko Jelenski

    Željko Jelenski said (26 Aug 2009):

    Great photo! Bravo!!!

  • Katja Krajnc

    Katja Krajnc gave props (24 Oct 2009):

    lucky you!!! you can fly ... :) these aero photos are just wonderful!

  • Tracy Thomas

    Tracy Thomas said (8 Nov 2009):

    Breathtakingly superb!

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (23 Nov 2009):


  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (20 Dec 2009):

    Stunning! B/W is really dramatic!

  • Martha Mena

    Martha Mena gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    Wow!! incredible!! love the picture!!

  • Becky K

    Becky K gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Amazing shot. Beautiful.

  • gino di meglio

    gino di meglio gave props (16 Apr 2010):

    maginfica. senza parole!!!

  • Francesco Sisso

    Francesco Sisso gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    never saw from this pov... thank you! great shot!!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (2 Aug 2010):

    Superb shot!

  • Patricia González

    Patricia González gave props (23 Aug 2010):


  • Thomas Berryhill

    Thomas Berryhill said (4 Oct 2010):

    That's an original perspective on an oft photographed landmark. Beautiful!

  • James Pommerening

    James Pommerening gave props (8 Oct 2010):

    Wow....too cool!!!

  • William Dais

    William Dais said (12 Oct 2010):

    Stunning capture!

  • Vasileios Gretsistas

    Vasileios Gretsistas gave props (7 Nov 2010):


  • Anirban Mukherjee

    Anirban Mukherjee gave props (9 Dec 2010):


  • N.G.

    N.G. said (23 Mar 2011):

    Awesome shot!

  • Denzil Jennings

    Denzil Jennings (Deleted) gave props (20 Jul 2011):

    This is beyond incredible!

  • Kurt Brennan

    Kurt Brennan said (5 Nov 2011):


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