Late afternoon and early evening is prime time for photographers in Yosemite Valley, so many iconic subjects bathed in soft, warm, ever-changing light.
This shot of Half Dome was taken from Sentinel Bridge, which is a short walk from the Visitor Center. Easy to find, just follow the people with tripods. For the three hours, I stood as a sentry in the middle of the bridge, watching the sun slowly fade away. There were 18 of my new best friends that stayed the course, while hundreds came and went.
The Merced River was running so high and fast (note submerged tree trunks along the bank) that the reflection is distorted. The sky was worth the wait.
Thought for the Day: There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite … and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred. Theodore Roosevelt