Groan: Not another Half Dome image! And yet, here it is, as if the previous 400+ images on SP aren't enough. But, as I was framing up this image, after ascending 3,000 feet along Four Mile Trail to Glacier Point, I just knew that I'd seen this very scene before as a black and white (probably in an Ansel Adams' image). I've searched without success to find his previous image. However, Mjrangel did point out a similar William Henry Jackson photochrom image.
All I can offer in defense of my posting this image is that I think it came out pretty good. The rapidly changing light made it difficult to select the specific image to upload from the half dozen I shot. The storm over Half Dome/Cloud's Rest would reach Glacier Point just as my son (Curtis) and I were beginning our descent. While we would see about thirty or so hikers going up the trail that morning, only the two of us (and a small group of trail workers about halfway up) would make the descent in the rain and thunder (presumably the rest took the bus from Glacier Point back down). It was a wonderful hike, and I have many memorable images to share of it. But, this is the best (since, this year, lower than normal snowfall meant no water was falling from Yosemite Falls for my picture-taking labor!). Imaged in Jul 2007.