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Photographing Yosemite: Digital Field Guide by Lewis Kemper

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4.1. Why It's Worth a Photograph

Cathedral Rocks is a massive granite formation at the west end of Yosemite Valley. Even though the formation is usually called Cathedral Rock, it is actually made up of several summits. They are named the Higher, Middle, and Lower Cathedral Rocks. Also amongst this group are the Cathedral Spires, two tall columns of granite just to the east of the main rocks. Bridalveil Fall flows between the Cathedral Rocks and the Leaning Tower. The multilayered rock formation of Cathedral Rocks takes on a different appearance from every angle. The enormous rock formation makes a wonderful photographic subject from several locations in the west end of the valley. The Middle Cathedral Rock is also a favorite destination of Yosemite National Park rock climbers.

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