Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, 207mm, 1/100 second at f/11, ISO 200
Keeping an eye on the weather forecast all week, there was no way I could miss some clearing storm light at sunrise in Yosemite, even if it was on a Saturday during a busy firefall weekend! Tunnel View was as packed as I’d ever seen it in my life this particular morning, so we hightailed back down to the Valley along a favorite spot along the Merced that offers a variety of compositions. Looking behind me, I noticed this scene of a spotlit tree surrounded by mist settling into the granite and switched to the telephoto to take a few compositions. These misty winter conditions have always been my favorite conditions in the Valley.