Happy Holidays!!!! The last warm touch of sunlight before night sets in - Alpen Glow - touches El Capitan as viewed along the Merced River in Yosemite, California. Myself, Don Smith, and Mike Hall, had the opportunity to make a quick trip to Yosemite Valley following a very cold Alaskan storm. The fortunate thing is that the valley floor warmed just enough in the late afternoon to evaporate some moisture which formed an incredible array of clouds just prior to sunset. It was a light show that I won't soon forget. I felt fortunate to be in that time and place in order to attempt to capture a bit of what mother nature can exhibit! I have uploaded a new Yosemite Podcast of the recent trip available on iTunes or the other link shown below. For the next couple weeks I will post images from this trip. Have a wonderful Holiday! Also in this podcast is a detailed discussion of how I use my remote shutter release for long exposure photography and a discussion on hyperfocal distance! I am not sure if the casual listener will survive through it - But Judy, from Brooksville, Florida had an important question! Plus, How else am I going to stay awake while driving at 3:00 am!