Ok, I have a very important ask of anyone who's been to Yosemite/shot there/etc (I figure it's probably at least partially a photography mecca due to Ansel Adams).
I am going on my honeymoon at the end of May. For the trip, we're going to be going to San Francisco, tour around the city, do some napa valley wine touring, and take the train from San Fran to Vancouver. Now, while in the San Francisco area, we're going to be renting a car and taking a trip into Yosemite. This is where you come in. I have less than 24 hours in the Yosemite valley, and I want to make the most of it. We were originally going to drive in, look around, and drive back to San Fran the same day (night) but my lovely wife to be suggested I would probably enjoy it more if I got 1 sunset and 1 sunrise while in the park.
So, the plan is to arrive at the park at about noon the next day, and leave the next morning (ish) (we're staying in a hotel, not in a tent). That leaves me with not too much time to get some good shots. I am an avid hiker/backcountry camper. My fiancee has been quite good about it, we've even taken a few ambitious hiking trips together, but I'm not sure she's really looking for a "kill ourselves to get the shot" kind of trail (she may want to enjoy her honeymoon, just guessing here).
So what I need from anyone who has been there (to get some nice shots) is some ideas of where to go, what trails I can hit, what times are best for the best locations. Usually I like to explore an area myself and get a feel for it, but sadly I don't have time for that (and we're from Ontario Canada, so it's unlikely we'll be back often, if at all). Anything from easy to hard to get to is good (though I'd appreciated it if you let me know which it is, so I don't have the shortest marriage in history).
As a side, any suggestions for locations to shoot at during other parts of our trip is appreciated. For reference, we're flying in to San Fran, touring the city (including Alcatraz), going to Yosemite, coming back through Napa Valley, taking the Coast Starlight (I think) train to Seattle, touring the city for 1 day, taking the train to Vancouver, touring BC for 3-4 days, flying home. Oh, and if you have any gear suggestions (I have a 40D, 70-200 4.0, 17-85 4-5.6, + tripod etc) please let me know. Of course, I probably won't get them (hard to justify the expense) but I'd like to dream.
Thanks in advance for your help!