We have made the time to journey back to Yosemite several times this past year. During those trips it's been wonderful to take a new look at the park through my "photographic eyes" of today. I grew up in the park, and my earliest mentors were there too, but I hadn't been back for close look in years. It has been a wonderful time, searching for that exquisite light and season using all my 25 years of experience. As my children have become older, there has been more time to devote to new photographic themes like Yosemite. I made this image in March of 2007 during a stopover on the way to San Francisco. Margaret and I noticed a storm gathering over Mammoth, and we made time to allow a stop in the Valley just after the storm cleared the next afternoon.