Horsetail Falls Firefall ~ Yosemite Landscape Photography

Friday, February 11th, 2011 at 1:10pm - Landscape

 I´m in Yosemite for the next few days shooting a really cool occurrence that only happens for a few days each year, and only if the weather conditions setup just right to allow it to happen.  Horsetail Falls is a smaller waterfall in Yosemite, that flows off the east end of El Capitan.  Many people never even notice it, with Yosemite Falls, Vernal and Nevada Falls, Bridalveil Falls, and some of Yosemite´s other more famous waterfalls.

 

But once a year in February, and sometimes October, although not usually since the waterfalls are often dry that time of year; something special really happens.  For about 10 days the last light of the setting sun shines onto a narrow strip of El Cap lighting up Horsetail Falls in the process in a way which makes it seem like a firefall.

 

I´ll be here the next few days shooting different angles and ideas.  Do you have any favorites???  I´d love to hear as I spend the next few days here shooting.  Hope you´re having a wonderful day!



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