Having known about this location for quite a while I was excited to make the journey down here as my first stop of my Aug '12 California trip. And it did not disappoint...a truly unbelievable display of falling water.
For this composition I wanted to isolate the drips of water over the moss as it hit the river bed. Knowing I was going to shoot a panorama here gave me the foresight to already imagine this photo in my mind. Capturing it was all that was left
After photographing a brilliant sunrise in Yosemite from the river I headed up to hike the two waterfalls that were actually still gushing still (very dry year this 2012). While still much later in the morning than I would have normally gone I figured why not and off up the trail. Climbing a decently steep trail one eventually gets to the Vernal Fall bridge where a glimpse of this monster can be seen. Heading further up the trail there was a gap in the forest and down to the river to explore closer. BAM! What a sight to be seen. Rushing in to action I quickly set up and then moved closer to a rock that caught my eye. The backlit mist and the tree in the distance made for a powerful scene. Was just lucky to be there to catch this ephemeral scene!
Day 2 in to my California trip. Spent most of it working on the computer actually...so went out for sunset after hitting up Mt Shasta Brewery...fun! Was hoping for reflections but oddly windy. Waited around to see what the stars were going to do. They did not disappoint
Sunset light hits the shores of Lake Magog while Mt. Assiniboine, the Canadian Rockies "Matterhorn" towers in the background. While I was taking this photo I had to sit through 2 rain storms and a hail storm!