Half Dome is the quite essential element of Yosemite. It symbolizes the National Park and can be seen almost at any location inside the valley. However, the best place to view this amazing giant boulder (or half of a boulder) is from the Glacial Point where we come almost at eye level with it. But getting to the Glacial Point is only half of the story, the other half is getting there at the right time. The view is most dramatic during the sunset of a clear day. The first picture was taken just before the sunset.
This one was taken during the sunset. The whole dome was bath in the golden light, but it lasted only a few minutes.
This one was taken after the sunset. You can still see some sparkles of golden light on the rock.