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#3507 - 04/09/10 05:23 PM Can You See Half Dome From Turlock?
Mike Condron Offline


Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Now Manteca, CA
There has been much discussion on various forums for over a year about the veracity of a picture Tony Immoos took from Hall Road in Turlock showing Half Dome, El Cap. etc.
Here is a short video taken from the very spot the still picture was taken.
Look at the picture here first then the video:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/trimmoos/3294080995/

Please bear in mind that he had a 2billion megapixel DSLR and I was using a 1 mega pixel Sony VX2000 video camera.



Edited by Mike Condron (04/09/10 05:25 PM)
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#3509 - 04/09/10 07:44 PM Re: Can You See Half Dome From Turlock? [Re: Mike Condron]
CaT Offline


Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 694
Loc: Blacklick, OH (formerly SoCal)
Great video. Definitely proves the legitimacy of the original picture. I've read most all of the posts on at least two different MBs at different times, on which this subject was posted and debated to death. This video would have resolved all of that discussion before it ever began.

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#3513 - 04/09/10 09:47 PM Re: Can You See Half Dome From Turlock? [Re: Mike Condron]
RoguePhotonic Offline


Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Bakersfield CA
I didn't doubt the picture, when your on those peaks you can clearly see the valley.

Consider this picture I took at night on Clouds Rest:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/roguephotonic/3819278089/sizes/l/in/set-72157622032456212/

If you can see the valley they can see the peak.
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#3516 - 04/09/10 09:58 PM Re: Can You See Half Dome From Turlock? [Re: Mike Condron]
Ken Offline


Registered: 10/29/09
Posts: 742
Loc: Los Angeles
GREAT video! Thanks for making and posting!

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#3517 - 04/09/10 11:09 PM Re: Can You See Half Dome From Turlock? [Re: RoguePhotonic]
Mike Condron Offline


Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Now Manteca, CA
A FAKE PICTURE FROM THE OTHER DIRECTION!!!
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#3518 - 04/09/10 11:31 PM Re: Can You See Half Dome From Turlock? [Re: Mike Condron]
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Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 558
Loc: Bakersfield CA
Bah you got me! =P
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#3528 - 04/10/10 10:53 PM Re: Can You See Half Dome From Turlock? [Re: RoguePhotonic]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7880
Loc: Fresno, CA
Here's that beautiful fake picture.   Very nice! Even the moonlight was perfect.


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#3530 - 04/10/10 10:59 PM Re: Can You See Half Dome From Turlock? [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7880
Loc: Fresno, CA
Thanks for posting your video, Mike. I started that thread last year on the other board. Sometime I'll bring it over.

Last week we had that once-a-year spectacularly clear weather, and I was thinking I'd like to get up there just to see that view. I'd like sometime to make a quick stop right on the 99 at the Keys Road overpass (Stanislaus State U. exit) and see if I could get a picture. That overpass is right in line with the view.

I'll contact Tony Immoos to show him your video.

Edit: Here's the info now on this forum:  Half Dome From Denair CA


Edited by Steve C (01/04/11 09:12 PM)

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#3531 - 04/10/10 11:04 PM Re: Can You See Half Dome From Turlock? [Re: Steve C]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
Originally Posted By: Steve C
Thanks for posting your video, Mike. I started that thread last year on the other board. Sometime I'll bring it over.

I'll contact Tony Immoos to show him your video.


...and I stole it from Steve and exported it over to yet another board, and I believe the thread holds the record for the most posts!

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