Every year I await the plowing of Tioga Pass in Yosemite impatiently with every other photographer in the area. Hoping for a glimpse at the pristine wilderness left almost untouched over the harsh winters. This year I made a drive up to Tuolumne Meadows a few days after the pass opened and found this interesting location along the Tuolumne River. I used the river as a nice lead in toward both Mt Gibbs and Mt. Dana. A few minutes after the sun went down the river began to glow a mix of light blue and pink reflecting the scene beyond. I used a bit of a slow shutter speed to emphasize the flowing water and a graduated neutral density filter to keep from overexposing my sky.