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Feb 15, 2011 15:47 |  #1

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I had an opportunity over the last week to film the annual "Firefall" spectacle at Yosemite National Park for my film "TimeScapes." During this brief period, the sun sets at such an angle in February as to backlight the waterfall at Horsetail Falls with very warm, direct sunlight from the distant horizon, making it appear almost like lava. http://www.michaelfrye​.com/articles/horsetai​l.html (external link)

This frame was taken a couple days ago from a spot just east of the El Cap picnic area. Canon 5D Mark II + 600mm f/4 + doubler. We tilted the camera off axis just to try something different.

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Feb 15, 2011 15:50 |  #2

Wow, what an amazing spectacle, the colour is so strong and vibrant. You are right, it does look like lava.


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Feb 15, 2011 21:23 |  #3

Wonderful shot. I'm a huge fan of your time lapse videos as well.


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Feb 15, 2011 22:39 |  #4
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Wow, the colors are nice. I saw an article about that in Outdoor Photographer. On this shot the trees on their side make it odd for me.


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Feb 15, 2011 23:04 as a reply to  @ goldboughtrue's post |  #5

Crazy cool! Must be amazing to see in person.


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Feb 16, 2011 03:06 |  #6

great capture! I wonder how the prime day is going to look like. Good job on all your work Tom.


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Feb 16, 2011 09:59 |  #7

Great shot. I managed to capture the effect three years ago, but have bee shut out by weather each year since then.


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Feb 16, 2011 11:12 |  #8

Great colors, I would prefer it in portrait format though because of the trees on their side.


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Feb 16, 2011 13:33 |  #9

Excellent photo. There was actually an event at Yosemite that used to take place nightly called "Firefall" (http://firefall.info/ (external link)) that involved...well...fall​ing fire. I had no clue there was a similar natural phenomenon there as well. Beautiful shot.


  
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Feb 16, 2011 18:55 as a reply to  @ post 11855755 |  #10

Very intense colors. At first glance I thought it was some lava flow in Hawaii.


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Feb 16, 2011 21:50 |  #11

Great capture, love the colors. Maybe someday I'll be able to make it.


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Feb 17, 2011 09:25 as a reply to  @ ragtop88's post |  #12

Wonderful colors.
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Feb 17, 2011 10:19 as a reply to  @ Vernco's post |  #13

amazing spectacle... have to agree with shoreliner though.... the image is on it's side surely? :confused:

Even when rotated it looks an odd angle...

EDIT: sorry just noticed what you said about trying something different.... not sure it works for me.




  
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Feb 17, 2011 10:28 |  #14

Very Cool ... it looks like lava


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