THE MERCED RIVER BELOW HALF DOME
The Merced River Below Half Dome, Yosemite National Park. Photo © Jim Doty, Jr.
Half Dome and the Merced river from Sentinel Bridge is one of the classic photo locations in Yosemite Valley. On pleasant summer days people are rafting down the river. In the fall and winter the river is more placid and you can get reflections of Half Dome.
Countless photographers, both famous and lesser know, have used this vantage point. While you are scouting about for your own unique view of Half Dome, you might as well stop and take at least one photo from this classic view point.