A few weeks ago our Cablevision went out due to a nearby lightning strike. We decided to hook up the laptop to the TV and look at photos from our Yosemite and Yellowstone trips. I came upon this photo and realized that I really liked it. It was a smoky morning in the Valley due to the nearby Rim Fire. We were so lucky to have a gorgeous day for our Panoroma/Mist trail hike just the day prior.
On this morning, we were moving slow and really sore so we just puttered around the Valley and G fished in the Merced River. I brought out my tripod and tried taking photos here and there, but the smoke obscured any of the iconic granite peaks.
But I like this photo for whatever reason. It's not the greatest reflection, but nice enough. And it includes the hazy/smoky atmosphere.