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Crescent Rise Between El Capitan and Half Dome

Posted by
Don Smith (California, United States) on 5 July 2015 in Landscape & Rural.

Here is one of my all-time favorite crescent moon images captured on a Yosemite Workshop that I co-taught with Gary Hart in 2011. NOTE: VIEW A GALLERY OF MY FAVORITE MOON IMAGES BY CLICKING HERE: Don's Moon Gallery Favorites

Gary had precisely calculated that this 3% waning crescent moon would rise between the gap of El Capitan (left) and Half Dome. We knew there were other workshop groups in the Valley that week but surprisingly no one else was at this location off of Highway 120 to capture this amazing scene!

Crescent Rise, El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Canon 1DsMKIII, 300mm, f/11, 4 seconds, ISO 200

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 4 seconds F/11.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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