The 10,911 ft (3,326 m) Cathedral Peak towers over Upper Cathedral Lake and much of Yosemite National Park like an ancient sanctuary. During a colorful late August sunset the western slope picks up the last light of the day, as seen from the granite blocks 130 feet above the lake's surface and a deer browsing in the meadow to the left of the lake.
While in the distance the peaks of Matterhorn Peak, Twin Peaks, Camiaca Peak (most distant, right behind Fairview Dome) and Sheep Peak (left to right) loom just as majestically over Yosemite National Park and the Sierra Nevada range.
One of those scenarios where you set up your camera, preparing for light in a particular direction. Before you know it, everything lights up behind you and you have to change up your approach very quickly. It was a beautiful display of light and cloud structure. I did my best to capture it. Thanks for taking a look! Owens Valley, CA
Out shooting the Bristlecone Pines with Nolan It was great to finally get to see the forest for myself. The Bristlecone Pine trees are considered to be one of the oldest living organisms on the planet, some of which are well over 4000 years old. The skeletal remains of the dead trees make for some interesting shooting subjects.