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Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:17 pm

Had an opportunity to get up to Yosemite yesterday (2-18-10) to try and capture the "Natural Firefall". I also had the pleasure to meet Edie from the 'View from the Little Red Tent' blog.

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Took this a few hours before the event...

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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby maverick » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:48 pm

Hi Mike

I really like the gold color on the first shot only wish that the falls/flow
could be seen more.
The second is nice too, I would personally take down the highlights/brightness
a touch on the reflecting granite.
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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:57 pm

Me too Mav.
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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby maverick » Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:49 pm

Do you have multiple shots, same shots from tripod, and maybe multiple
exposures to combine in photoshop or photomatix pro?
Might make for an even more dramatic shot with more of a flow showing.
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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby Hikin Mike » Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:49 pm

In the morning the flow was pretty steady. By the later part of the day, the wind picked up and started blowing the water up and to the right, so no amount of photoshop or blending could help. But, I did use two exposures to blend in the shadows a bit. :D

Edit: Here's the same day, different location. It's also about location, location, location....
http://www.nikhilshahi.com/Landscapes/L ... hdJJb-L-LB

BTW, I met him early in the day.
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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby ericZ » Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:07 am

NICE! i shot from the northside on sunday but it was only a pale golden color then. i had to quickly send my own version on tuesday for deadline needs. seems four newspapers were waiting but thankfully i didn't know about this until after i sent my photos (had enough pressure). i wish i had had time to tone mine better. laptop from the yosemite lodge lobby left viewing conditions to be desired...

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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby Hikin Mike » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:43 am

Mine was the same, almost pale gold tone. I changed the WB to 'Cloudy' and that helped a bit. Now that I know where to go, next time I may stay a few days and go to different locations.
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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby maverick » Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:59 am

I have though about going up to the southern edge of the Valley, somewhere
around Sentinel, or some optimal point where you could get a perfect angle looking
down at the falls.
It would be a 4 day outing, with a 300 mm with extender, or larger lens.
Now this would give you an angle, and perspective no one has shot before, talking
about unique.
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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby copeg » Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:11 pm

Pretty cool shots Mike.
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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby hikerduane » Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:54 pm

Very nice, thank you.
Piece of cake.
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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby Bud » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:27 pm

Hi, can you tell me if there is alot of water considering there is not alot of snow this year? I am thinking if I should make the trip this weekend. Thank you.

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Re: Horsetail Falls at Sunset

Postby maverick » Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:56 pm

Hi Bud

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