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Horsetail Waterfall – Firefall

During February for about two weeks, the setting sun just touches the Horsetail Waterfall in Yosemite and creates something that looks like the old Glacier Point Firefall. In order to see the effect of the natural “fire fall”, there must be sufficient water flowing, some wind to generate the mist, and the sun should not […]

Glowing Horsetail Fall

Each February, a small seasonal waterfall on the east side of Yosemite’s El Capitan brings on a show: the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall. When looked at it from the eastern side, this backlit waterfall glows intensely for a few minutes before dusk. It is something beautiful to see. Some call this effect the natural […]

Yosemite Valley Fall Colors

Early November is fall color season in Yosemite National Park. Since last year’s winter was very dry, most waterfalls have dried up and the rivers are running very low. Maybe that’s the reason this beautiful park is not crowded anymore. Now is a great time to visit! I was in Yosemite about the same time last year […]

Yosemite Falls Moonbow, take 2

One month ago, I tried to photograph the moonbow on Yosemite Falls. I wasn’t that happy with the pictures taken from the far end of Cooks Meadow. This Saturday was perigee moon, aka supermoon. This is when the moon’s orbit is closest to earth and the moon is bigger and much brighter. At the same time, the […]

Yosemite Falls Moonbow

Last weekend was full moon and I happened to be in Yosemite. Luckily, the sky was clear and the waterfalls roaring. Everything was set for a nice moonbow show. So what is a moonbow? A moonbow is a rainbow lit by the light of the moon instead of the sun. Sometimes it is also called lunar […]