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Sentinel Dome Sunset

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 9 January 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This view is from the top of Sentinel Dome in Yosemite National Park looking west at sunset. The sun is actually setting behind the Diablo Range about 100 miles to the west - The Diablo Range is located on the eastern side of the Santa Clara Valley - Silicon Valley. You can even see the silhouette of Mt. Diablo further to the north - although it is difficult to see in this small photo. The view from 8,000' looking to the west provides an incredible view - down the slope of the Sierra Nevada, across the Central Valley, and to the mountains of the San Francisco Bay Area. El Capitan is to the center/right of the frame.

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, United States

I loved your photo from yesterday but this one blows me away. Magnificent.

9 Jan 2009 6:17am

@Suzanne: Suzanne, thanks for the kind words today!

JamesC from portland, United States

Very fine capture, love the composition and framing.

9 Jan 2009 7:20am

@JamesC: James, thanks for the comments! Keep up the good work in Portland!

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

breathtaking view

9 Jan 2009 7:21am

@Dimitrios: Dimitrios - thanks for the comments!

Arrora from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

9 Jan 2009 1:57pm

@Arrora: Arrora, thanks for the kind words!

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

I think all I can say is WOW. Great shot of a beautiful location.

9 Jan 2009 2:05pm

@dogilicious: Thanks for the kind comments!!

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

Another phenomenal capture.......from the 'top of the world'.

9 Jan 2009 4:26pm

@Judy: Judy, that is a very good title 'top of the world' - thanks for all of your comments!

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

Absolutely beautiful image of a wonderfully "photogenic" spot of California. Congratulations.

9 Jan 2009 5:41pm

@Emilio Garcia: Emilio thanks for the commment - I am hoping for some more clouds sometime this winter in order to return!

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

One of the finest photographs I've seen in a while. Simply incredible

9 Jan 2009 6:10pm

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Very kind words - thanks for all of your comments! Keep up the great work with your poetry/stories and your awesome photographs!

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

My heaven's Scott - as spectacular a Yosemite sunset scene as I've ever seen (and I've seen many). This is fully spectacular.

9 Jan 2009 6:54pm

@Stephen Phillips: Stephen, thanks for your very kind comments - keep up the great work in the City!

Laura from Birmingham, United Kingdom

beautiful light. great shot

9 Jan 2009 11:52pm

@Laura: Laura, thanks and have a great weekend!

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Scott - this is amazing scene very well captured! the light and composition are excellent and colours outstanding! the valley ahead really drew me into the shot and i kept looking at it for a long while!

10 Jan 2009 9:20am