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Photographing Yosemite: Digital Field Guide by Lewis Kemper

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3.2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

For those of us not willing to hike to the base of the mountain, Cathedral Peak can best be photographed from the banks of the Tuolumne River in Tuolumne Meadows (see A on the map). Near Soda Springs, a footbridge crosses the river. Hiking either east or west along the river at this point rewards you with excellent views of Cathedral Peak reflecting in the river (see figure 3.1).

Figure 3.1. Cathedral Peak is best photographed on the banks of the Tuolumne River in Tuolumne Meadows. Taken at 100 ISO, f/14, 1/100 second with a 24-105mm zoom lens at 40mm.

The best location from which to photograph Cathedral Peak: (A) along the Tuolumne River in Tuolumne Meadows. Other photo ops: (5) Dog Lake, (12) Lembert Dome, (21) Tenaya Lake, (24) Tuolumne Meadows, (25) Unicorn Peak.

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