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Yosemite Falls

Yosemite Falls
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1983-07-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Pentax K1000
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 7:07
Viewed: 2963
Points: 38
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Yosemite Falls is the tallest waterfall in North America, and is a powerful presence in Yosemite Valley.

My first and only trip to Yosemite in 1983. It was just after bouncing back from a terrible 1 year long agoraphobic reaction which had me hospitalized. We went 8 hours east from the Mendocino coast in our station wagon (and 6 kids) following Jane's dad and mom in their old old motorhome. I had only a Pentax K1000 with the stock 35mm f1.2 Ashahi lens. I had both black and white and colour film but shot mostly black and white because colour images were hazy as you can see. The sky was full of white and white filled my lens..There was no way I could alter it or pretend I was Ansel and come back 4 dozen times for just the right moment, so I opted to take a few colour images of this is one of the only ones I had enlarged to 8x10.

This was taken late in the afternoon looking from the main section of the park up towards the NE at Yosemite Falls. It was quite impressive, but due to my lingering illness I was a bit nervous and did my best to smile. This trip however marked a long road upwards in mental health...until today as I am in 90 percent remission.

Scanned yesterday on Microtech Scanner i800

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-23 7:22]

I was there nearly 10 years before you took this Bob.
In Aug'73 the Yosemite Fall was just a trickle and the Bridal Veil Fall was barely visible. A nice, professionally taken shot and fine reminder of my visit.
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-23 7:58]

Hello Bob,
A very impressive waterfall, at first sight it looks like it would cut the rock in two parts. Great to see that this picture with its 25 years didn't loose its impact and that the colours are still fine.
un grand merci

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-08-23 9:35]

Hi Bob,

An impressive shot of these wonderful falls. Is the sky always white? Looked just like that when I was there. A wonderful scan after all these years.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-23 11:03]

Awesome shot, Bob!
The waterfall is beautiful!
Great composition.
Brilliant exposure.

Well done,

Hello Bob,
Many thanks for sharing this great image of the might falls from Yosemite that we can see it 25 years ago compare with now! I find a lot of changes after 25years seeing the present posting of it!
great pov to capture this on the might falls
great job
take care and sincere regards

Dear Bob,
Grand look of this mighty highest fall with superb backgraound of earthly colored rocks. The rock geology of USA is phenomenal. Could I ask you the noise level here ..........:). TFS.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2008-08-23 12:18]

Hi Bob!

My wife and I were there one year earlier... So you can imagine the souvenirs and emotions this picture evokes to me. We were on our wedding trip. Last winter, I scanned the slides I had taken (Kodachrome 64) during this trip and there's one with these falls. I also remember that we couldn't afford to pass the night in the only hotel of the park. When I read your notes I can feel that this place and picture also rembers you some good souvenirs.

Kind regards


Ciao Bob, a classic view of yosemite falls, splendid landscape from a wonderful place, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-24 2:03]

Hi Bob,i like a lot your gallery of remember,this is a great shot,you was a great photographer whrn you was young too!! Excellent point of view,perfectly scanned,thanks for share and have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hello Bob!
As I see today we both decided to present pictures of waterfalls. Your is the tallest in North America, my is the widest in Europe :>
As I see the weather conditions were not too good (strong sun I suppose), but it is still a very interesting picture. I really like to watch something new and not known for me, and this is one of these cases :)
TFS and have a nice Sunday!
Friendly yours,

Namastay Bob,
Another nice one from you archive. Very well composed shot of this beautiful waterfall. Very nice one. Thanks a lot for sharing.


A great shot from the past. Well done and enjoyable to see some of your photo archive.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-08-24 11:12]

I've never been there Bob, but hopefully Rosie and I can see it in person someday. In the mean time I'll have to rely on your beautiful image and your description of the area.
Nice shot very good framing and once again excellent notes.!!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-08-24 11:31]

Excellent scan Bob! Well composed shot of this great landscape, very well done, thanks!


History!I wonder if most waterfalls are becoming bigger(Basically the snow melting faster)!
Lovely shot!

Hi Bob
One of my favorite subjects to photograph.Very impressive waterfall and this is a great shot of it. Its amazing to see water falls of this size in real life and feel the power of them. The way you shot this you can almost feel it just seeing it. Thanks for sharing this.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-08-25 11:03]

Hello Bob,
From the last weeks I had a lot of photos to work off. This one I enjoy very well.
What a coincidence: I made a four days tracking through Yosemite (between the bears)in the same year 1983 and made some photos of this waterfall with my Pentax. I will search between the thousands of slides.
Great composition.
Kind regards,

Hi Bob,

The capture of the water movement is an asset to the composition. The water fall is nicely frame by the rocks. The lumiosity is giving a good contrast between the colors. Have a nice day.


A very HIGHLY "IMPRESSIVE" piece of landscape.
Very well registered & presented with a lot of CLASS!!!
Your notes are part of "HISTORY". LOVELY!!!
Mario your Canadian pal with greetings.

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