Camped outside the park on a west side fire road. Was up at 6 and drove into the park to Sentinel Beach for breakfast before the crowd started rolling in.
This is a popular hike and a photographers candy store of awesome iconic subjects high and low. Yosemite Point beyond the falls is definitely worth the extra modest effort expanding the views of Half Dome and the high country.
The Lower Falls hike can of course be a city street full of tourists but with remarkable "Range of Light" walls.