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Yosemites Natural Fire Fall

Yosemite's Natural Fire Fall

Yosemite has been forged by fire and ice. First came fire: magma, bubbling up from the interior of the earth, cooled to become granite, and rose to form the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Then came ice, rivers of ice: great glaciers flowed down out of the high country, to carve out incomparable Yosemite Valley.

In the latter half of February, when the low-angled light of the winter sun spins the frigid waters of Horsetail Fall into molten gold, the drama of fire and ice is reenacted for a few minutes at the end of each day.

Nikon D300
1/90s f/8.0 at 70.0mm iso400 full exif

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Susan Rovira01-Feb-2011 19:54
Fantastic photograph.
Gayle P. Clement19-Oct-2010 23:29
Beautiful fiery light, Dave.
Dallas Hyatt26-Feb-2010 15:33
Wow! I've never seen that before. Amazing!
Carol E Sandgren26-Feb-2010 03:46
She's on fire! So glad you got the shot. I have read how elusive this phenomenon is to appear with tricky conditions that must be just right. You have great luck and timing I see! Beautiful job and I'm jealous!
Larry 25-Feb-2010 04:33
Iris Maybloom (irislm)24-Feb-2010 23:09
Fire and doesn't get much more beautiful than this. Two years in a row. How lucky can you be!
Bill Gallagher24-Feb-2010 18:16
Nice work on this one. V
Sue 24-Feb-2010 17:49
Great shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sandi Whitteker24-Feb-2010 10:09
A special moment, and you were there to see it, and capture it as well. Good on ya!
Jean Ray24-Feb-2010 05:47
Great shot, Dave.
sunlightpix24-Feb-2010 05:47
Congratulations! V
Meggi Raeder24-Feb-2010 05:43
Great capture of Yosemite's Horsetail fall!!
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