Digital License – Morning Grandeur



Just east of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley, there are three massive bare granite peaks known as the Three Brothers. They consist of Eagle Peak, the uppermost “brother”, the Middle Brother, and the Lower Brother. According to John Muir, the view from the top of Eagle Peak is the most beautiful view of Yosemite Valley. The Three Brothers are one of the most famous sights within Yosemite National Park.

I have a 2012 sunrise photo of the Three Brothers, but I have never been satisfied with it. Although the three peaks can be seen from several locations throughout the Valley Floor, many of the vantage points along the Merced Riverbank are obstructed by trees and challenging to access due to the marshy wetlands next to the river in that area.

I wanted to capture a “full body” view of the rock formation set against the river curve at an angle that would capture the sunrise’s golden light without losing the shadows’ richness. I found my ideal composition in chest-deep water in the middle of the Merced River. The grandeur of the Three Brothers in the morning sunlight is one of my favorite photos. By the way, the silhouette of an eagle in the sky’s upper right-hand corner is just amazing!

Location: Three Brothers; Yosemite National Park.

Media: Royalty-Free Digital License

Royalty-Free Digital License

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