El Capitan is a 3,000-foot vertical rock formation in Yosemite National Park. The granite monolith is one of the world’s favorite challenges for rock climbers. On my first trip to Yosemite I arrived near sunset. Twilight had already hit the valley. By chance we headed up a mountain to find more light, and happened on this incredible view of El Capitan reflecting the setting sun. I took several dozen photos as the sun continued to set and this one is the best. I went to the same spot on future trips to Yosemite, but this scene never happened again.