On the day I took this shot, it was Ansel Adams birthday–the master himself, he alone was responsible for some of the most iconic black and white images of Yosemite ever taken. I had spent a little over a week at Yosemite with really nothing but bad weather, but I stuck it out because there’s nothing better for dramatic shots than shooting a clearing storm. I hiked up to the base under a blanket of thick fog. Over a period of a few hours, the fog burnt off and sunk to the valley floor. This shot came together right before my eyes, all the elements of nature in perfect harmony.