Highway 140 into Yosemite Arch entrance, stay on the main Valley road until you see the parking area for Valley View. Easily accessible.
It was difficult to light up the scene with the main light source behind the granite cliffs. It took many exposures to light up enough areas to merge this later.
This is the Yosemite valley View on the main raod in Yosemite Valley. I wanted to try to get a star burst with the moon rising. This is multiple images merged in Photoshop. I painted light during each exposure in different areas to light up the scene. These were shot at F11, ISO 100, for 323 seconds.