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Old May 12, 2012, 8:42 AM   #1
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Default Yosemite fall 1965 in B/W

This is a photo of a color slide(Kodachrome II) that has been desaturated and contrast enhanced. Yosemite Valley is the greatest source of eye candy on the planet in my humble opinion. The switchback trail to the left of the fall is not an easy climb but a rewarding one. It takes one over 1,800 feet above the valley floor.
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Old May 18, 2012, 1:58 PM   #2
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Nice photo, where was it taken from? It's been many years since I hiked that trail - a long uphill grind like all hikes leaving the valley floor for the rim. Very few places to shelter under when one of their brief showers happen (though I did find one outcrop). You are right that any view, from any location, is inspiring.
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Nice photo, where was it taken from?
Yosemite falls from Glacier Point.
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Not so, Grasshopper. It was taken from the valley floor. Check the pines in the lower part of the image. I think that even Ansel might approve this image.
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Not so, Grasshopper. It was taken from the valley floor. Check the pines in the lower part of the image. I think that even Ansel might approve this image.
The area between the two falls, known as the middle cascades, can not be seen from the valley floor. The mountains behind the falls can not be seen from the valley floor. The only way one can look down at the top of Yosemite falls from the south is from a higher viewpoint. That means Glacier Point or nearby. It can also mean from a hang glider launched from Glacier Point (been there, done that) except hang gliders hadn't been invented in '65.

Here are the falls from the valley floor:
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Old Jun 2, 2012, 1:33 PM   #6
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Guess I'll have to eat a little crow. 47 years ago is not too fresh in my memory and that was my last visit to Yosemite. My slides, unfortunately, have no geographical data on them(another good thing about digital). I'll buy you a beer tomorrow if I see you.
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