My favorite spot is not in the valley. It's along the road from the Arch Rock entrance up to Pohono Bridge. Ansel's tree has been washed away, but there are still good spots. If you go early morning before the breeze begins to stir the surface of the Merced, you can get some really nice reflection shots. If the conditions are good, there is a possibility of some great shots of falls that nobody notices. These are not "Oh Wow!" images. They are subtle and soft compositions. More like "Oh, nice."