August 23 – Wednesday: This country is overwhelming for me as an artist, It is obvious I need a lot more time to de-sensitize my self to the size and complexity of this area before I will be able to focus on composition and color. The highlight of the day was sitting, just as sunset approached, at Olmsted Point, from which you can see Half Dome looking down into the Yosemtie Valley.
Half Dome turned a dull peach color and slowly faded into the dusk. The ridges around me seemed to become even brighter and Alpenglow lit up their very tops. Mt. Conness at 12,590 feet was the last to release the Sun. The Alpenglow on this peak was brilliant until it finally winked out at nearly 8:00 p.m.. Even then the light up here remained in the sky and reflected off of those huge granite ridges.
I will half to let this cook awhile in my mind before deciding what, if anything to do with it.