Thunderstorm above Half Dome at sunset, Yosemite Valley

Taken in Yosemite National Park on April 24th, 2013

In late April 2013 warm temperatures brought afternoon thunderheads to Yosemite a few days in a row. On this day they continued to build up throughout the afternoon and even dropped some rain on the valley for a few brief minutes. Luckily for all the photographers in the park the clouds also managed to stick around through the evening, where they caught the warm light of sunset. This shot was taken from a bend in the Merced just off the Yosemite Village overflow parking area which provides an amazing view of Half Dome. A neat little spot most people don’t know is even there because it’s hiding behind a bunch of parked cars. 🙂

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