Black and White Horestail

State/Province/Region
California
Nearest Area
Yosemite National Park
Town
Yosemite National Park
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This was taken near the El Capitan picnic area on Northside Drive in the park.

Description

I joined thousands of photographers in Yosemite Valley this spring in an attempt to capture the famous horsetail firefall. There was plenty of water in the fall and the forecast was for clear skies. I found the composition I wanted and then waited for sunset. Unfortunately some clouds came in from the west just before sunset and the famous red glow never appeared. There was a nice moment, though, when the sun backlit the falls while streaks of clouds filled the sky. I knew this would make a compelling B&W and took some exposures.

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August 18, 2016