The Minarets – Ansel Adams Wilderness

I took this shot while section-hiking on the John Muir Trail out of Yosemite into the Ansel Adams Wilderness.  This is the view you get when coming over Donahue Pass at about 11,000 feet, and then winding down into the glacial moraine on the other side.

This particular day was filled with spectacular clouds and, as luck would have it, just as this landscape came into view, the shadow of a cloud passed over the minarets (the sharp pointy peaks in the background toward the right) throwing them into silhouette against the dynamic sky.  Snapped it, got it.