This is a classic shot of the lower Yosemite Falls taken from the bride. The power of this falls is felt by the mist, wind and sound that is created as the water cascades off this final ledge as it enters Yosemite Valley. There is enough force to push mist and wind down to where I am composing the shot, enough to make me have to wipe down the lens between shots.
The mountains that ring the south end of Avalanche Lake obviously suffer from the event for which this lake was named for. The remains of hundreds of trees that were victims of those avalanches cover the north end of the lake. But in early winter the lake is a peaceful place to watch to weather pass over the ridge line. This lake is in the west side of Glacier National Park in Montana.