From Yosemite Village, follow the one-way loupe thru the park and towards the Tioga Road/northern park exits. Valley View is on the left towards the end.
This is a single-shot exposure, with adjustments made in-camera and using 4-stops worth of graduated neutral density filters (Singh Ray)
As I was driving up to the Tioga road for a night of camping in frigid temperatures, I happened to glance over to the well-known and well-photographed Valley View scene. Something about the warm autumn sunlight on the cathedral peaks, and their shimmering reflections in the Merced called out to at least take one shot.