Shot this on a recent trip to Yosemite hiking Snow Creek Trail (one of the better trails in Yosemite Valley after Tioga Pass is closed for the season).

Had the same photo setup the previous day which had much punchier lighting although the window to get Half Dome face in the light and this tree at the same time was only about 15 minutes and I missed it. So I went back the following day and there was a hazy cloud system lingering, diffusing the light quite a lot.

I was still happy with the results as I hiked many miles to capture this photo the second day being one of the first photos I put a valiant physical effort into capturing.

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