Ansel Adams made this image around 1940 with an 8" x 10” view camera.
Sentinel Dome, the second highest point in Yosemite Valley after Half
Dome, looms over the south rim of Yosemite Valley , opposite Yosemite
Fall and west of Glacier Point.
Though Adams' photograph made the Jeffrey Pine famous, it was long an
icon for photographers visiting Yosemite ; Carleton Watkins photographed
it in 1867. the easy hike to reach Sentinel Dome from the Glacier Point
road, the tree became a popular destination; over the years, thousands
of visitors carved their initials into it. Despite the efforts of park
rangers who carried buckets of water to it, the tree perished in the
drought of 1976-77 and fell in August 2003.
"Jeffrey Pine, Sentinel Dome" appears in Ansel Adams: Trees, Yosemite
and the High Sierra, Yosemite, Yosemite and the Range of Light , and
Classic Images, the book based on the Museum Set Collection, an
exclusive portfolio of what Adams considered his strongest work.