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Photographing Yosemite: Digital Field Guide by Lewis Kemper

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12.2. Where Can I Get the Best Shot?

Two locations are best for photographing Lembert Dome: Tuolumne Meadows and the south side of the Tioga Pass Road (see A and B on the map).

12.2.1. Tuolumne Meadows

At many locations throughout Tuolumne Meadows, you can capture nice views of Lembert Dome. As you walk along the Tuolumne River in Tuolumne Meadows, you are rewarded with many picturesque views of Lembert Dome (see figure 12.1). I find that the north bank of the river provides the best views. If you head to the footbridge near Soda Springs and walk either east or west from there, you can find many good bends in the river to use as foregrounds for your photographs. Some of these bends are large, slow areas in the river where you can get good reflections; others have rocks and mini rapids where you can use flowing water as your foreground.

Figure 12.1. Lembert Dome from the banks of the Tuolumne River in Tuolumne Meadows (see A on the map) at sunrise on a summer morning. Taken at ISO 100, f/11, 1/60 second with a 24-105mm zoom lens at 35mm.

The best locations from which to photograph Lembert Dome: (A) Tuolumne Meadows, (B) south side of Tioga Pass Road. Other photo ops: (3) Cathedral Peak, (5) Dog Lake, (24) Tuolumne Meadows, (25) Unicorn Peak.

The far western edge of the meadow ...

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