Half Dome

4 05 2011

Half Dome
Half Dome is a granite dome in Yosemite National Park . It is possibly Yosemite’s most familiar rock formation. The granite crest rises more than 4,737 ft (1,444 m) above the valley floor.

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 9 image stitch .

Focal Length : 70m
ISO : 100
F : 16
S : 2s

Will have some wallpapers of this shot in various sizes up on my blog later . kirkhille.wordpress.com/wallpapers/


Yosemite Bridge

25 04 2011

Yosemite Bridge

Yosemite continued to suprise me with the photo opurtunities there it is really amazing you can see while Adam Ansel spent his life photographing the park

While looking for locations to photograph the main features of the parks cliff faces I saw this rock bridge over the river that caught my eye.

A six image stitch of the rock bridge in Yosemite National Park .

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 6 image stitch .

Focal Length : 50m
ISO : 50
F : 14
S : 2.5s

Three Brothers

24 04 2011

Three Brothers
The Three Brothers is a rock formation, in Yosemite Valley, California, USA. It is located just east of El Capitan . Really liked the colour reflection in the long exposure of the water .

Was taken with Canon 5D MKII 24-70mm f2.8 USM L Lens and Lee Filters . Was a 3 image vertical stitch .

Focal Length : 38m
ISO : 50
F : 20
S : 1/4 , 1.0s and 1.6s

Golden Gate Bridge

16 04 2011

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean (Called the Golden Gate) When it was completed in 1937 the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world . It has become one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco .

This was an 8 image stitch of the Golden Gate Bridge overlooking the San Francisco Skyline . Taken with Canon 5D MKII , 24-70 MM L Lens and Lee Filters


13 04 2011

Designated a world heritage site in 1984 , Yosemite National park see over 3.7 million vistors every year . Spanning eastern portions of Tuolumne , Mariposa and Madera counties in east central California , United States. The park covers an area of 761,268 acres . It  best known for its waterfalls and giant granite cliff faces , but also within , you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more . The Yosemite National park would be one of the favorite national parks for landscape photographers to travel to and it was easy to see why during my visit . I only stayed 5 short days and didnt get stunning light and some of the roads were still closed but I was amazed to say the least . This was a 10 image stitch taken from Tunnel view over looking the valley .


Lake Tahoe

10 02 2011


The lake was formed about 2 million years ago and is a part of the Lake Tahoe Basin with the modern lake being shaped during the ice ages . It is known for the clarity of its water and the panorama of surrounding mountains on all sides. Next time I return to the US Lake Tahoe will defiantly be on my places to stop .

Also been having trouble with one of my portable drives with all my RAW images of my USA trip , have finally got them all off the drive and went through them . This 8 image stitch of one of my favorite places in the US . Lake Tahoe was taken at early morning sunrise . Taken with the Canon 5D MKII , 24 -70mm F2.8 Lens and Lee grad filter


11 09 2010

Finally found some time to edit up some more images from the US . This was an 8 image stitch at Yosemite , this place is amazing for photography would love to return here again during Winter . Would be freezing during that time of the year but I have seen some photographs of this place during winter by Peter Likk , Michael Frye and Ansel Adams and the colour tone and detail are amazing so the cold will be worth it .

Only wished that the shrub in the foreground was cut away .

Image better viewed large Deviant art new resize processes loses sharpness

Taken with the Canon 5D MKII , 24 -70mm F2.8 Lens and Lee Soft grad .6 filter