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Half Dome Photo Contest

Enamored of the megalithic natural wonder? Snap a pic and maybe win some nifty glassware.

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    How many photos of you snapped of this epic granite giant? Enter your favorite in a new Travel Yosemite competition.

    THE GREAT GRANITE: For something that has sat silently for eons, Half Dome inspires a lot of talk. And a lot of that talk goes into photo-centric conversations a Yosemite National Park visitor engages in, conversations that involve capturing the great granite symbol from the best angle and at the optimal time of day. Many snapshots of the in-the-distance dome are snapped at Tunnel View, and with excellent reason: That's where a lot of people first enter the valley. Some prefer to head up to Glacier Point, where a more "from the side" view of Half Dome provides some variety (and the sun's early morning glow, on the eastern side of the natural wonder, may be more easily viewed). There are choices, in short, as to where a dome-admiring devotee wielding a camera should go, and when they should go there, to find Half Dome at its most beautiful and ethereal. Of course, the secret is this: It's always beautiful and ethereal, a fact that's currently being celebrated in a new photo contest from Travel Yosemite. It's the...

    HALF DOME PHOTO CONTEST, and the entry period is now open (and on through Oct. 24, 2016). There's a voting period after the contest closes, through Nov. 7, and some stunners are already up and live. The prize? It's nifty, especially if you love some funky glassware: a pair of North Drinkware glasses. Yep, these are the made-in-Oregon glasses that have famous mountains at the bottom, actually formed from the glass itself, which means you'll get a conversation piece, and a vessel to hold a beverage, all in one. Ready to show off your Half Dome obsession and reveal your most spirit-emboldening, Yosemite-yes-ing photograph? Start here, shutterbugs.