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Yosemites Natural Fire Fall

Yosemite's Natural Fire Fall

Each year, during the last two weeks of February, the natural fire fall puts in an appearance. Water from Horsetail Fall pours over the lip of El Capitan, which lights up for a few minutes with the help of last light of the sun. I've seen and photographed this remarkable event a number of times over the past few years. I missed it last year, so was glad my photography group and I had good luck this time out. It was a wonderful Yosemite experience, a great way to kick off the trip, and I'll try it again next year.

It does take some luck, because there has to be sun - only 4 days on average in late February - enough snow, and it has to be warm enough to melt enough snow to make the waterfall.

Nikon D300
1/30s f/8.0 at 90.0mm iso200 full exif

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coaster11-Apr-2012 21:51
That's amazing, with the snow and "fire." A prize-winner.
Terri Steele24-Feb-2012 15:06
I just read about this phenomena... awesome!
Guest 24-Feb-2012 12:28
Majestic is the best word to describe this waterfall. Thanks for sharing Dave. Anna
Jeff Gegner23-Feb-2012 22:38
simply beautiful
sunlightpix23-Feb-2012 19:43
Molten light!! Winner!!
joanteno23-Feb-2012 18:19
Outstanding shot.
Bryan Murahashi23-Feb-2012 06:10
A fantastic scene and photo, Dave.
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