Sunset at Gate of the Valley View Yosemite
We drove for hours before we reached the Yosemite National Park. We had at least an hour before sunset when I told my husband "The sun might hide behind the mountains well before it's time for the sunset."
So we tried to hurry up our check-in process only to see a long line in front of us.
We quickly got our keys, and looked at the map to see where the Valley view was and drove at a snail pace (constructions, darn!) and we reached.
Surprisingly, there weren't many waiting. A few photographs were standing in the middle of the river. We scouted the area for a few minutes and settled at a spot, it was just big enough to fit the tripod and saw as the sun left a red shadow behind...
We were lucky there was just enough water for a nice reflection :)