Above is this weeks free desktop. Back once again to one of Americas finest parks, Yosemite National Park. This park was formed in 1890 to preserve a spectacular portion of the Sierra Nevada which manages to contain staggering waterfalls, lush alpine meadows, giant 1000+ year old sequoias, and some very intriguing formations of rock. This park has inspired poets, painters, visitors and photographers, including my favorite, Ansel Adams. One of the most popular sections of this park is Yosemite Valley, a glacier-carved canyon which contains some of the most famous formations in the world (El Capitan and Half Dome) along with several truly wonderful waterfalls. There are many opportunities in this area to gain an elevated perspective of your surroundiings and this weeks shot comes from a rather interesting vanatage point of the Yosemite Valley, Sentinel Dome. Situated on the southern side of the valley and over 3000ft above it, this affords you a breathtaking view of the area and of many of the well known sights. There are a few points of interest seen here, so lets start at the center, left of photo, the first light rock mound is North Dome. Straight back from it, toward me, in the shade of a tree, you can make out several people taking a break. Between them and me is the path one takes to climb Sentinal Dome. Center-right, there's a formation which really shouldn't need to be introduced , but I will, standing a proud 8,842 ft is Half Dome. Located, just beyond it is Clouds Rest, a 9926 ft peak. Without any doubt, Yosemite is a fantastic experience, one which could easily consume weeks to enjoy all the possibilities. I must say as I did last time Yosemite was featured, I'd never consider to have the expertise to be able to convey the true beauty of this park, such is simply beyond my ability. The most I seek with my work is to give a brief glimpse of the wonders one can see and hope you find a desire to expand upon this in person. Be sure to check the links section for more info on the Yosemite National Park, and by all means, plan a visit to this treasure.
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