After visiting several stops around the Yosemite Valley and running into a couple other photographers that we knew we settled on returning to Tunnel View for sunset. Joined by a gazillion other photographers (or a "meat market" as Breezy would call it) we witnessed a beautiful sunset. Although the clouds did not light up with much color there was an absolutely beautiful stripe of color that appeared on El Capitan, as some clouds made enough room for the light to seep in.
This evening turned out to be pretty much everything we asked for: a snowy white Yosemite, some color in the sky, a mark of light on El Capitan, and low fog creeping into the valley. It was quite a spectacular moment and I was glad I could share it with a number of great people!
Check out a couple extra photos from the trip in my comments below!
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED AF-S:
42mm, f/11, 1/15 sec, ISO 100
No Filters, No HDR
3 exposure manual blend for increased dynamic range