Looking Down Yosemite Valley is an oil paint landscape by Albert Bierstadt. This painting is of a valley surrounded by rugged mountain peaks. Pine trees and rock are scattered throughout the rolling green hills of the valley. There is a small lake in the middle of the valley. You can see the soft reflection of the trees along the lakeshore in the water, as well as a little glimpse of the early morning sky. The dark and rugged mountains dominate most of the landscape, their rounded peaks stretching high up into the light blue sky. The sun is rising and bathing the valley in its soft yellow light, leaving a few stray sunrays reaching up into the pink and orange clouds.
I think that the main visual element that Bierstadt uses in this painting