Yosemite Fire Falls. Project 52 week 8



The sunset lights up just the falls and not the surrounding cliffs creating the effects of fire falling off the mountain. This only happens for two weeks in th...
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The sunset lights up just the falls and not the surrounding cliffs creating the effects of fire falling off the mountain. This only happens for two weeks in the year in late February.
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Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz February 29, 2016
Wow ... Beautiful! Glad you were able to see it, capture it and share it with us.
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman February 29, 2016
Wonderful capture of the perfect light
Hood
 
Hood February 29, 2016
Outstanding!!!!!
SunQueen
 
SunQueen February 29, 2016
And you captured it Well done Ron . Fantastic Photo
chuckrickman
 
chuckrickman February 29, 2016
I am speechless. Perfect week 8 entry.
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi February 29, 2016
this is just awesome . You nailed it. I really like what you got.
NanaSue54 PRO+
 
NanaSue54 March 01, 2016
WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING Big Bro!!! :)
Flosno
 
Flosno March 02, 2016
WOW......OH.....WOW.....if you could bottle this you would be a wealthy man.....pure gold......superb capture....(you lucky thing, you!!!!)
SLWindsor PRO
 
SLWindsor March 02, 2016
Absolutely love it!
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 March 02, 2016
Fantastic!!!
Zilyram
 
Zilyram March 10, 2016
Another 5 star one Ron love the way you can see the spray of the water
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography March 11, 2016
stunning shot , and a great one for week 8 ... fantastic series !
chrisjarvis PRO
 
chrisjarvis March 13, 2016
brilliant :)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 March 14, 2016
awesome Ron !!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita March 15, 2016
superb!
SnowbunnyPhotography
 
SnowbunnyPhotography March 26, 2016
Wow! Perfect timing. :-) I'm so glad you got this capture!! :-)
kirkmills PRO+
 
kirkmills April 10, 2016
Great capture! Voted!!
avrilglavin
 
avrilglavin April 14, 2016
Wow
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer April 15, 2016
Congratulations, Ron - finalist in Adventure Land contest!
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi April 15, 2016
Congrats on your win.. I know like you said "you should have seen it yesterday" Its like the big one that didn't get away.... Good going Ron.
dineshpandey
 
dineshpandey April 16, 2016
Awesome shot, Bruz.
auxgen4 PRO+
 
auxgen4 April 24, 2016
Can you share lens mm info and your location. I saw the video story somewhere with hundreds set up with their long lens but your capture looks great with both far and near infocus maybe f/16 or f/20 and great dynamic range. Thanks for the share you were blessed with a good plan and weather.
Galendo1
 
Galendo1 May 04, 2016
What else is great is that im getting reaqianted w the park. The comments help alot.
MickAlicic PRO
 
MickAlicic May 12, 2016
Fantastic shot! Voted in Covers.
RichardReames PRO
 
RichardReames May 13, 2016
This is an amazing shot Ron!!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz June 01, 2016
Congrats on being a Finalist in Adventure Land Photo Contest Outside Views for April, 2016.
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman June 01, 2016
Congratulations on your finalist finish......very happy for you
MRueffer
 
MRueffer June 13, 2016
Wow that is amazing!!
donanzinger PRO
 
donanzinger July 20, 2016
Outstanding image! I must go there in February t see this phenomenon.
rkrings2
 
rkrings2 September 03, 2016
Wow Ron! Looks like gold dust flowing off the mountain instead of water!!!
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon September 05, 2016
Spectacular!
suvratasarma
 
suvratasarma October 24, 2016
Mesmerizing
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz December 31, 2016
Congratulations on winning Members Selection Award for December, 2016! Well deserved.
mcampi PRO+
 
mcampi December 31, 2016
congrats on peoples choice ,, Happy I was there to see it... Mark
nina050 PRO
 
nina050 December 31, 2016
Congrats on your awards for this awesome shot, Ron!
Happy New Year!
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 December 31, 2016
congrats on peoples choice in the waterfall challenge .. love this one :)
Lidmire PRO
 
Lidmire February 03, 2017
The natural fire fall is one fickle beast to capture, congrats! Looks amazing
BlueDesert97
 
BlueDesert97 February 06, 2017
One of the most beautiful photos I've seen.
Niqueki PRO
 
Niqueki February 07, 2017
beautiful catch!
samfashionphoto PRO+
 
samfashionphoto February 19, 2017
Love it, excellent work Ron
deniseabela
 
deniseabela February 28, 2017
Epic!!! Beautifully captured :) Thanks for sharing!!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz March 09, 2017
Beautiful work! Voted in 'I Love Photography' contest.
lindajohnstone
 
lindajohnstone April 03, 2017
Wow!! Just Wow!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz April 09, 2017
Congratulations on winning another well-deserved award. :)
trainwoman PRO
 
trainwoman April 09, 2017
Nice win on just the right moment challenge
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden April 09, 2017
Congratulations, great photo!
DEEphotograph
 
DEEphotograph April 17, 2017
wow!! kuya Ron, this is soo stunning!!! i have seen many images of this, but this one is one of the top shots, plus the color of the falls is so natural, topped with HDR feel of the rocks. love it
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman April 20, 2017
Stuning..magical....gorgeous...what more to say...Voted k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman April 23, 2017
Also voted in Best shot comp.....so so stunning ...k
ethanrighter
 
ethanrighter April 26, 2017
Best shot of the fire fall ive seen in a long time. GREAT SHOT.
podesta
 
podesta May 19, 2017
Masterpiece
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman June 05, 2017
Voted ...Golden hour...k
akphotographystudio PRO+
 
akphotographystudio June 17, 2017
DAMN! HOW AWESOME IS THAT :O

Great work, such an amazing picture and lightning. Fantastic! :)
DexHortonPhotography
 
DexHortonPhotography June 17, 2017
Amazing shot! Congratulations on winning the Waterfall challenge!
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden June 18, 2017
Again my congratulations!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman July 24, 2017
Always love this...voted Covers k
TcCamera PRO
 
TcCamera August 06, 2017
Beautiful capture
danicleeland Premium
 
danicleeland November 12, 2017
Awesome photo! Why not submit something to my Yosemite National Park challenge :)
rajibbahar
 
rajibbahar January 09, 2018
eye of sauron!!!
Eduardbetz
 
Eduardbetz February 02, 2018
Awesome !
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 13, 2018
Wow....so beautiful!! Someday I would love to see this too ....thanks for sharing so we all can see it! : ) Congrats on your challenge win!! : )
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden March 13, 2018
And again my congratulations!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 March 13, 2018
CONGRATSSSSSSSSSSSSS シ
AnneDphotography
 
AnneDphotography April 03, 2018
beautiful !!! thank you for these awesome entries Ron :)
SteBil30 PRO
 
SteBil30 April 25, 2018
AHHHH Ron, you were truly blessed to capture this event. I went there this February with the sole purpose of photography this site. Unfortunately there was no water. The sun still reflected of the rocks but the water is what really makes this image special. Oh well just another reason to go back next year.
brianbaitystudio
 
brianbaitystudio May 29, 2018
thank you for giving us a title and description. I feel this is the correct way to submit photos. Well done!
kristieriggspierce
 
kristieriggspierce August 13, 2018
absolutely beautiful
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden August 17, 2018
And once again, congratulations!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita August 17, 2018
another win...congrats Ron
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug September 19, 2018
Stunning, breathtaking. The light is amazing. Congratulations.
eelcovanroden PRO+
 
eelcovanroden September 19, 2018
Again my congratulations, great photo!
thunderlake
 
thunderlake September 19, 2018
Amazing image! Voted 1
Oceanskyphotography PRO+
 
Oceanskyphotography October 30, 2018
Stunning! Best wishes in the planet contest!
Eramanst PRO+
 
Eramanst February 09, 2019
Looks like you have won the lot with this one. Every thing has been said I was ckecking your pictures out Wow!!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita February 11, 2019
congrats on your Peoples' Choice Award Ron
geertweggen
 
geertweggen March 10, 2019
Wonderful capture and moment to be there
Sandypartlow4 PRO
 
Sandypartlow4 August 04, 2019
Wow
AnnHopta PRO+
 
AnnHopta Jan 06
Beautiful capture. Your patience was rewarded!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz Jan 11
Gorgeous! Nicely done! Thank you for joining my "Favourite Nature Shot" challenge! Good Luck!
Dee-CrystalClear PRO
 
Congratulations - you are the winner in Landscapes Of The World photo challenge.
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita Mar 22
congrats once again Ron
SmallTownKatt PRO+
 
SmallTownKatt Apr 18
Thank you for joining my challenge, and good luck. Katt
Noleezie
 
Noleezie Aug 19
WOW! Love this shot ❤️

Behind The Lens

Location
My wife and I met up with some friends in Yosemite to try and capture an event that only happens for two weeks out of the year in late February. This is on the "back" side of El Capitan in Yosemite. This waterfall is called Horsetail Falls and it doesn't flow all the time. It would be considered a minor falls in the park. But for two weeks out of the year and when conditions are just right you get a glowing waterfall and it's name changes to Fire Falls. The conditions to make this happen is you need snow on the top of El Capitan, warm enough weather to melt the snow so their is water to flow over the falls, clear evening skies to allow the sunset to light up this area and the sun to be in the right area at sunset that only happens in late February.
Time
This was taken at 5:30 in the evening of February 22, 2016. Every open space to view this Falls was filled with photographers and I imagine that there were probably many thousands trying to capture this event.
Lighting
The lighting was a challenge to capture the shadows of the rocks with detail and the glowing waterfall without it getting blown out. But it was taken during the golden hour just before sunset.
Equipment
What I used to take this was my Nikon D800 with my Tamron lens, 150-600 f5-6.3 zoom and my Manfrotto tripod with a ball head. I had the lens set at 240mm, my ISO was 100, Shutter speed was at 1/6th of a second and my f stop was f32.
Inspiration
I have seen pictures of this event for many years and loved the images. I had heard that because of the drought and the conditions not being right that the past 6 years Fire Falls had not happened. With our friends we staked out an area each evening to capture this and on the first evening there I captured this shot. My inspiration is that I love traveling to the national parks, capturing rare events or nature in general. Landscapes of all kinds are my biggest inspiration.
Editing
This shot was downloaded into Lightroom. Only basic editing was done. Highlights were dropped down, Shadows were brought up, Clarity was used to bring out more of the detail and finally used just a touch of Vibrance to enhance it a little.
In my camera bag
The equipment I carry if I am near my car is quite extensive. If I am back packing I bring a smaller selection. I have a belt that carries up to four lenses, filters and cleaning equipment with wireless remote control and a harness that can carry both of my cameras. The cameras are Nikon D800 and Nikon D7000. My lenses are Tamron 15-30 f2.8, Nikkor 50 f1.8 (totally manual with no auto and over 30 years old), Nikkor 105 f2.8 macro, Sigma 24-105 f4, Nikkor 70-200 f2.8 (also totally manual with no auto and over 30 years old), Tamron 150-600 f5-6.3 and three more lenses for cropped sensors, all Nikon 24-50, 25-105 and 70-300, for my Nikon 7000 (use the full frame lenses on the 7000 thou) and my wife's Nikon D70. I also have two Nikon flash units, SB 700 and SB 910, a doubler, extension tubes, reflectors, light box, umbrellas and many other odds and ends that I bring with me if there is anything I need for a shoot. I think I have that photographers equipment disease. :-)
Feedback
Patience, information, luck and desire are the most important. Patience because each evening we set up two hours before the sunset, sometimes longer. Finding parking in the park was a challenge also so we had to be patient looking for an area to park in. Probably more important thou was having the information about what was going on in the park when we were going to be there. Knowing that this only happens two weeks of the year was very important. So anywhere you travel to it is vital that you know what is going on. Examples are like moon rise and what phase it is in if you plan on shooting the moon. Luck is because we were very lucky that the Fire Falls happened while we were there for the first time in 6 years. I had talked to several people who stated that they had come every year for the past 6 years and walked away with nothing. And lastly and again very important is the desire to capture images like this. And that speaks for itself. No desire - no picture.

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