Don Pedro Lake, in the Western foothills of the Sierras in central California, is really a reservoir. In the summertime, it is hot and flecked with houseboats, but in February it is chill and mostly deserted.
Julian and I got an early start on our way to Yosemite. We passed Don Pedro Lake at sunrise, and I stopped to capture this vista. Clearly the weather was changing: either getting clear or brewing a blizzard for us in the mountains. The blizzard proved to be the case.
I twice-processed the RAW capture to preserve both sky and landscape tonal values.