This view of Yosemite Valley from Inspiration Point
is one of the most photographed natural sites in the world! We were fortunate to see this, two days later smoke from a wildfire settled in the valley and we couldn't see a thing! El Capitan is the huge cliff on the left, Half Dome can be seen in the center far in the distance.
Ken and I went to this parking lot one night and were amazed at the gazillion stars! It was the first time he had seen the Milky Way. The western parks are far enough away from cities to have problems with light pollution.