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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Default Falling Water - Yosemite

Sunset on Horse Tail Falls, Yosemite Valley. One spectacular thing to just watch much less to get a photo of it. People actually clap when it is over. From the start till darkness takes over, you have about 8 minutes to get the photo. It happens only around the second and third week in February of each year.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 2:00 PM   #2
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My wife and I were in Yosemite last year. We saw a lot of beautiful scenery but did not see or even know about this. Spectacular shot.

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Old Jan 16, 2013, 3:03 PM   #3
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stunning shot.
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Seen a few shot of this and this is a good one.

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Wow!! stunning.
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AWESOME! I didn't know anything about this either, need to check this out more carefully. Would just LOVE to see this one year.
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I've been to Yosemite many many times and have taken hundreds of pictures of the waterfalls and rock formations but I never had the opportunity to spot this scene

Great shot!
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That is truly awesome. Especially when you consider that you only have a couple of days from Feb 21-24 to get the shot. AND there has to have been enough rain and snowfall to supply the river to flow over the falls. AND the southwest horizon has to be clear of clouds so the sun can shine on the falls. AND you only have a few minutes when it lights up. Yes, it is on my bucket list. Some photographers wait up to a decade for all the conditions to line up. So, I am in awe of your beautiful shot.
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Thanks everyone. I got lucky on this shot - well me and about 300 other photogs standing around in the snow. It is really something to behold.

Smac there are a lot of variables that have to all align to make this shot come off. I met photogs that had been coming for the event for 5 years and finally got it this time. One thing that also messes things up is if it is too cold and the water does not flow. I am scheduled to be back for this year with a new camera.

If you guys ever get to go see this, please go!.. Yosemite, in general, has some spectacular things to see. It makes me feel very small but in a good way!

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