Probably my favorite painting in this Yosemite series. It is a lucky survivor. Hiked to location and stretched my canvas. I began working and in less than an hour I completed this painting. It took every fiber of my being to not keep working. I knew it was finished. It took more time to set up than to paint the piece. Still, I spent the entire day watching wildlife come and go as the sun traversed the sky. The quicker the painting comes together, usually means, the stronger the painting. I try to take an extra piece of canvas to satisfy my desire to keep working.