Sunset Panorama of Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View.

Nikonians ANPAT 8 — End of Day 1. There were a large number of photographers (in addition to the Nikonians group) lined up at the Tunnel View parking lot to photograph sunset. Many left thinking nothing was going to happen, then all of a sudden sunlight came in from under the clouds from the west to light up both sides of the valley with this incredible orange color. I think that the mist down in the valley is actually smoke from campers cooking dinner.

Composite of 3 images taken with a Nikon D3 and 24 mm PC-E lens (ISO 800, f/16, 1/25 sec)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer and world traveler. My interests in photography include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, skyscapes, and seascapes. I have traveled to over 50 countries over the last 10 years, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on a home renovation project and expanding my wildflower garden/meadow.

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