From Central California, I took highway 140 through Mariposa. There are several pull outs along Southside Dr in the park that are near El Capitan and the Merced River.
El Capitan's warmth from reflected early morning light along the Merced River. A fresh snowfall created a nice contrast to the dark trees. I inverted the image 180 degrees to help the image make more 'sense' at first glance.