Yosemite’s Valley View Turnout
Time of day: mid-day
Date: August 7, 2009
While en route to Tuolumne Meadows we stopped for a while to take in Valley View (aka Gates of the Valley).
The sunlight was peeking through the clouds periodically so we did our best to catch it in the act. The show from Bridalveil falls was over since this was taken in August and most of the snow had already melted and runoff - so no gushing waterfall here.
We might have stayed here too long since it cut into our reconnaissance time at Tuolumne Meadows. But it was a wonder to behold this scene as the light danced across the meadow periodically.
A polarizer and 2 stop soft grad was used in this shot.
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