I spent five hours hiking up switchbacks to get above the sheer face of Yosemite's Sentinel, finally summiting at Glacier Point to photograph this view. Upon arrival, however, my brother pointed to an odd structure in the starlight and blurted out: "Holy crap, is that a drinking fountain?" As we turned to take in the vista, we noticed the snack shop and the parking lot giving easy access to comfortable tourists. I guess we missed out on that particular detail. Nevertheless, I consider this a hard-won photograph.
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