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Feb 16, 2015 18:08 |  #1

Each year, assuming the conditions are right (sunlight and water from snow pack), Horsetail Fall, located on the East side of El Capitan, turns into the natural Firefall phenomenon.

I camped four days in Yosemite and only one day was able to capture it. I went back yesterday in attempt to get one more shot, and luckily was able to when the sky looked like it wasn't going to allow any sunlight through.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/qWjf​Qg  (external link) Horsetail Firefall (external link) by kielmaddoxphotography (external link)

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Feb 16, 2015 18:16 |  #2

Very cool! What focal length were you using?


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Feb 16, 2015 18:18 |  #3

Bcaps wrote in post #17434905 (external link)
Very cool! What focal length were you using?

The first shot was taken at 150mm, with a 70-200mm F/4L, and the second was shot at 300mm with a 300mm F/4L IS.



  
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Feb 16, 2015 18:27 |  #4

Thats an awesome image and capture and well done.


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Feb 16, 2015 18:38 |  #5

Excellent! Love both shots.


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Feb 16, 2015 21:57 |  #6

I'm a little surprised there was enough water. This drought is going to be killer this summer...

Superb capture. I haven't been in the valley for nearly two years and that's the longest I've gone without seeing it since I was a little kid.


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Feb 16, 2015 23:04 |  #7

This is too cool! Great shots!




  
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Feb 17, 2015 14:38 |  #8

IShootThings wrote in post #17435259 (external link)
I'm a little surprised there was enough water. This drought is going to be killer this summer...

Most of that water is from the rainstorms that hit Yosemite. I camped there last week (which is when I took the second photo). It had rained I believe Friday-Sunday, and Sunday night was terrible with rain. Crazy downpours, thunder, lightning. I believe the Valley got 3" of rain which was nice, minus some flooding. Tent held up though which was nice.

Had it not rained I wouldn't have even tried going up. The snow in the High Country is terrible. I think the pack is currently around 2ft. Rather depressing. Going to be a bad year for fires.



  
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Feb 17, 2015 19:53 |  #9

Spectacular beauty, Kiel.
You captured the magnificence wonderfully.
Well done!


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Feb 17, 2015 20:37 |  #10

Superb! and totally awesome!


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Feb 17, 2015 23:12 |  #11

Beautiful images.
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Feb 18, 2015 01:13 |  #12

Beautiful and quite unusual.


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Feb 18, 2015 09:07 |  #13

Amazing shots!!
Makes me want to go back already!


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Feb 18, 2015 11:08 |  #14

Very rare phenomenon!! Nice captures!




  
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Feb 18, 2015 12:57 |  #15

Everything above^^^ way to stick it out, that was dedicated, and it paid off great shots.


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