Among the Mountains - Blake Simpson
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Calm Before the Storm

After a long day of road tripping with my friends, I arrived in Yosemite just in time to see a low sun and fluffy clouds through the sky foreshadowing a colorful sunset. We immediately left our campground to go back into the valley and got there just in time. I jumped in the calm Merced River water barefoot and rolled up my shorts awaiting the sky to light up. Soon enough, it did, and I felt a wave of calmness while creating this photo. The next day, a thick cloud cover rolled in, light rain began to pour, and a large fire was started. Yosemite Valley was closed down and though I was not happy about the fire, I was glad that I made it into the valley during my stay (2014).