The Breadth and Depth of Yosemite Valley
This panorama, comprised of 12 images in a 6x2 array, is my feeble attempt to capture the incredible view of the Yosemite Valley from Glacier Point. Once again, it doesn't really do justice to how it feels to actually be standing at the edge of the viewpoint looking down over 3,000 feet into the amazing valley below.
Despite the wide view, this only covers about half of Yosemite Valley, roughly the portion east of Yosemite Village. Along the walls across from the valley, you can see Yosemite Falls left-center (barely a trickle in September), Yosemite Point, North Dome, Basket Dome, the Royal Arches and Washington Column. The valley floor is dominated by evergreen forest and the serpentine Merced River, interspersed with various campgrounds and national park buildings. On the far right, Yosemite Valley turns northeast and narrows into Tenaya Canyon; on one side is Mount Watkins, and on the other, the unmistakable Half Dome.