Yosemite Valley View Panorama
My last stop before saying a reluctant farewell to Yosemite was at the picturesque location known as Valley View -- for obvious reasons. This spot is a bit tricky to find, because the view is looking back towards the valley as you are leaving on the loop road. If you aren't looking for it, you'll drive right past it, which would be a shame!
By this time the sun was starting to get fairly low in the horizon, which provided me with golden light and deeper shadows, and the sky had begun to fill in with wispy clouds, making for a pleasant conclusion to the day. Being nearer the entrance to Yosemite Valley, you can see some different features here than in many of the other images of this SceneSet -- on the left, the famous monolith known as El Capitan; on the right, the Cathedral Rocks, Bridal Veil Falls, and the Leaning Tower.