The majesty of Yosemite’s Half Dome

Times photographers Marc Martin and Mark Boster visited Yosemite National Park in May, capturting the natural beauty that runs throughout the park. In comparing his relationship with the Half Dome landmark, Martin summoned the memory of Japanese artist Hokusai, who had a storied penchant for Mt. Fuji.

Said Martin:

in the 1820s and 1830s, he made a series of 36 woodblock prints of the mountain, from near and far, in summer and winter. When they went over well, he made 10 more scenes. Then, because an artist must follow his muse, he started a new series: 100 views of Mt. Fuji.

When I’m looking at Half Dome, the great granite hood ornament of Yosemite National Park, I understand Hokusai and Fuji.

Above are some new photos from their trip, with even more over at Framework.

Photos: Marc Martin, Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

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    This beautiful land is 40 miles up the road from me. It’s perfect and lovely. I want to marry there more than anything.
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    happy I live an hour from here :)
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