Yosemite Valley with clouds lit up at sunset, Yosemite National Park California

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On the left is El Capitan, center is Clouds Rest lit by the last rays of light, then Half Dome, and on the right is Bridalveil Fall with just a little water. This was shot from above the Tunnel View on the trail to Inspiration Point and is the classic view of Yosemite Valley.

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Comments (10)

Brent Coffey on September 3, 2010

Love the contrast of the sky and the mountains!

Karsten Ivan on September 4, 2010

Gooood work. El Capitan wiew is one of the most known all around the world also sunrise wiew , but sunset wiew is other cup of coffee. Congratulations.Like 1 and greetings from Slovakia. Ivan

Stephan91 on September 12, 2010

Voted+Like Greetings Stephan

InstinctImages on September 12, 2010

Thank you for your comments Bcoffe, Ivan, mike, and Stephan and also for your Vote+Like Stephan. I really appreciate it! This was a cloudy day that looked like it was going to be a boring sunset and then suddenly the sun dropped below the clouds and it was spectacular! I feel lucky that I waited.

I'll be posting more shots from this trip soon.

Greetings from San Diego California,


Karim B. (Kamotos) on September 16, 2010

Good contrast, nice and sweet colors L4+V greetings from Morocco

davidcmc58 on September 20, 2010

My vote and like for this stunning Yosemite sunset. Greetings to San Diego, David

InstinctImages on September 21, 2010

Thank you kamotos and David for your comments and the Like, I really appreciate it! This shot is a great example of waiting until the light is right. Sometimes it happens and sometimes it doesn't but either way it takes patience.



Snemann on September 26, 2010

I love the colours and mood here. I have one quite similar from my area here. A strange match in colours and shapes, really.

Gabriel Avramovici on October 15, 2010

Stunning landscape! L

Greetings from Romania,Gabi

Danielcarlsbad on March 30, 2012

So nice red sky of Tunnel View.


Greetings, Daniel

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Photo taken in Yosemite National Park, Yosemite Village, CA 95389, USA
Tunnel View

Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 31, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by InstinctImages
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2010/08/21 19:49:12
    • Exposure: 0.025s (1/40)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash