My third night in Yosemite is coming to a close and the weather looked even more promising to photograph Horsetail Falls, which flows off of El Capitain. During the mid part of February light shines on the waterfall perfectly to see the the water turn to “fire” caused by the setting sun. Photographers from all over the world, some even from other planets, join here to photograph the rare occasion. I have had 3 cameras and a video camera set for the last 2 nights pointing to the waterfall to capture this “event.”
The day in Yosemite started with a cold overcast but by 8am it was clear and we had no clouds in sight, a great sign to get great shots of Horsetail Falls. The first thing I did in the morning was go to my spot and see how good the water was flowing from Horsetail, it has a steady stream. Witnesses told me that when they looked up and saw the water they heard Angels sing, little did they know the Yosemite Choir was practicing all day but why ruin it for them.
I went to Yosemite Falls, Chilnualna Falls and Tunnel View that day then drove back to my spot to try and get a shot of Horsetail Falls on fire. Today it got crowded faster with 18 people along the shoreline of Merced River. What I decided to do was set up a timelapse of El Capitain and Horsetail Falls during the sunset so you can see how fast the clouds can take over in Yosemite. No matter how clear the weather is you never know when you will see a climate change.
As you can tell from the video, I did not get a shot of Fire Falls and no one else around me did too but I still have two more days in Yosemite so we will see what the weather brings us.
I have tried to photograph Horsetail for two years now, I missed this years. Too bad you didn’t get a shot either but Yosemite is beautiful no matter what.
It’s a tough gig, but a lot of fun. I am thinking about going back there next year again.
Awesome timelapse, loved it.
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That’s a shame, better luck next year.
You are lucky, Germany I live and want to visit Yosemite for long time.
I wish you got the firefalls on your video, would have made an awesome shot.
Me too, maybe next year. :p Thanks!
Either way you got some nice shots. I <3 Yosemite.
Sounds like you had fun though!
I love the new video and of course the music choice. <3
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Thanks Jenny! 🙂
Oh, well maybe next year.
Dang, dude. maybe next year.
Saw it years ago but didn’t have a camera on me, such a disappointment. Who goes to Yosemite without a camera???
Better luck next year…
I am hearing most are having the same luck, good luck next year.
Bella bella, mia gusto.
I love times lapse vids!
Next year we will hopefully get more rainfall.
I miss Yosemite, I haven’t been there for yeas.
I miss Yosemite the moment I leave there. I hope you get to go back soon.
Thanks man, found this through your twitter account. Great videos on your site.
Great advise for Yosemite travelers in April.
At least you got to see Yosemite, that is one of my favorite places.
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” – John Muir
I have never been to Yosemite that time of year.
Love this blog, keep it up.
Going there this May. I cannot wait.
Water should be flowing hard there now.
I can watch the waterfalls all day.
I live in Nebraska, still haven’t got to Yosemite yet. 🙁
I love your work.
Maybe next year my friend.
Going up there in the summer.
Yosemite is my favorite place.
I can go to Yosemite every weekend.
I can go to Yosemite everyday, almost moved there during the 80’s but couldn’t find a decent job there.
Good music choice.
I love that last shot of El Capitain.
I just got my reservations for a camp site in April.
See you there!
Too bad, that’s such a shame! Maybe next year.
Finger’s crossed! haha
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