Plans interrupted by snow (then gorgeous fall weather), I saw and photographed much. Half Dome is a grossly over-photographed iconic subject, but perhaps photographing it in infrared through the smoke of a forest fire makes for an acceptable excuse (the fire was a controlled, planned burn, planned to blow right over my campsite!). Shown below, infrared does a decent job of penetrating the smoky haze, though later the smoke became too dense even for infrared.
Yosemite’s iconic Half Dome
A favorite and infrequently-satisfied pastime of mine is scrambling along granite slabs...the steepness of the slope shown below is such that anything loosed from one’s grasp stops only when it slams into the rubble a considerable distance below...I tested this theory with a rock of roughly the same size as my camera, not wishing to voluntarily try it on the camera itself. Still, rubber-soled shoes are quite sufficient to stay firmly planted.
Granite, to which life clings