First Light, Yosemite Valley
Tunnel View is known as a sunset location, but with the right clouds it can be fantastic at sunrise too. On this frigid April morning, still air pooled in Yosemite Valley to form a dense, tree-hugging fog. Overhead a translucent layer of clouds stretched from horizon to horizon, spreading the light of the rising sun into an amber veneer that spread like butter above the entire scene. In the hundreds (thousands?) of times I’ve been here, I’ve never seen anything quite like this.