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Yosemite waterfall

Yosemite waterfall
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Copyright: Alli Hemingway (annagrace) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 18 N: 851] (2996)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1993-06
Categories: River
Camera: Nikon EM, Kodak Gold 200
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-07-02 8:56
Viewed: 9925
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken shortly before a hike alongside the spectacular Vernal Fall waterfall in Yosemite National Park in California. The spring rainfall had been unusually heavy contributing to the force of the waterfall. The falls are 317 feet. This is a distant view of the same falls where I had previously posted a capture of a rainbow, "Rainbow at Yosemite". The Mist Trail, one of the most popular trails in Yosemite, takes you past two waterfalls that run year-round: Vernal and Nevada Falls.

The terrain is all uphill for the first mile, turning into steep steps up to the top of Vernal Fall. At the top of Vernal, the trail turns into a gentle uphill for a short distance, then changes into challenging switch-backs up to the top of Nevada Fall. Plan 5 to 8 hours to hike to the top of Nevada Falls and back to the trail head.

For an easier (yet still tiring) hike, take the John Muir trail to the top of Nevada Falls, then to take the Mist Trail down. Though the Muir trail is a mile longer, its gentle switchbacks are much easier on the legs than the Mist Trail.

The trail head for the Mist Trail and the John Muir trail is located in Happy Isles. The John Muir trail branches off the Mist trail about a mile into a hike, just past the bridge that crosses the Merced River.

We got totally soaked hiking the mist trail but had been forewarned to bring rain gear. The views were so spectacular that the effort was well worth it!

The image was scanned.

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Great capture Alli,
Good Details and colours. Great POV and Nicely exposed.
Excellent capture, thanks for posting.
This is a big weekend for you isn't it? Enjoy it my friend

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
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Hello Alli,

Very nicely composed picture. The falling water is fantastic. Enjoy the 4th of July! Well done & TFS!


That's a magnificent sight to see! What's the height of that waterfall? Very nice point of view. I took the liberty of doing a workshop on the image.

hello:) I like waterfalls:)this one is so beauty:) I can hear the sounds:)



Hello again Alli!
Superb capture.Colors,DOF,lighting,blurred waterfall and composition are perfect.ExcellentWork!Thanks for sharing.

Nice shot you have there,POV,Slow motion on falls and over all composition.

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