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Sights on Half Dome

Skyler Greene


Behind the Shot

Following in the footsteps of famed photographer Ansel Adams, whose photos brought America’s National Parks and their conservation efforts to the coffee tables of the U.S. and beyond, photographer Skyler Greene was inspired to shoot his own unique version of Half Dome, a rock formation within Yosemite National Park that Adams helped popularize to the general public.

While Half Dome and National Parks may be familiar sites now, Ansel Adams’ photographs put the preservation of these natural treasures on the map. His photos made the parks accessible to people who otherwise might not care about maintaining them, or ever even see them at all. They transported you there. Half Dome is now arguably the most well-known image of Yosemite National Park and can be found on everything from postcards to t-shirts.

Taken from about 2,000 feet above, Greene’s version of Half Dome is a bird’s eye view – an unusual angle that makes this print his own. “These images represent more than just a pretty picture,” says Greene. He hopes that his images will inspire others to continue on the path that Ansel Adams laid out for him and countless other photographers – to care for the earth and leave it better than we found it.