I have learned as a photographer, that ‘being there’ has a great deal to do with getting a great shot, and when you are there ‘knowing where you need to be’ allows you to get the exceptional shot. I began this morning at Tunnel View with clear, bald blue skies. From experience, I knew that this particular spot on the Merced River could be really good, as early morning could highlight the fall colors at the river bend. I guessed right! I was the only person here on this special morning, November 2, 2017, and came away with my favorite image of my Yosemite fall shoot.