If you've got the energy to hike another 0.75 miles (1.2 km), much of it uphill,
after you've reached the valley rim, you can see Yosemite Point. This photograph was
taken at minimum zoom, which more or less eliminates the effect, but the main reason
to drag yourself
to Yosemite Point is for a remarkably close view of
face. You can only get a closer one
from the north rim of the valley by hiking to
, which is just visible towards the upper left of the photo.
Today's photography tip: when your friends make fun of you for getting your
shadow in one of your pictures, remind them that it's not a mistake, it's a self
portrait, a Heisenbergian commentary on the bitterly ironic way the
photographer's art deobjectifies the very reality his camera endeavors to
document. That should distract them long enough for you to get to the next photo.