Just don't be disappointed if you discover that Yosemite Valley can be smoggy, hot, and crowded in summer - not at all that postcardy stereotype people imagine. Forest fire haze can obscure the rim at times. Now the good news - just head uphill if conditions are not favorable
down in the Valley itself. Summer is high country time, and by the time you arrive, the mosquitoes will have died off in Tuolumne Mdws etc.
Make sure you always have a raincoat, sweater, and canteen in your daypack before venturing far from the road, however. The weather can
change rather quickly with altitude - but that's what often makes great pictures! Ektar is an excellent film choice for color, but I'd personally
want to supplement it with a light pinkish skylight filter for UV at high altitude, and an 81A for coolish overcast conditions, or an 81C for deep
blue shade, esp in the early morning. The sky can be a much deeper blue at high altitude than at lower elevations, and this will affect film
performance.