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Horsetail Fall, El Capitan, Yosemite

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 25 February 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

I fear those of you living under a rock may not have heard of Horsetail Fall yet. (Sorry, but it's been the subject of such a media blitz each of the last few Februarys, I fear the world has become numb the the phenomenon.) Suffice to say, camera or not, Horsetail Fall is worthy of all the acclaim it's received. Unfortunately, its fickle nature makes Horsetail a frustrating (and costly) subject for anyone not within easy driving distance of Yosemite. But given the crowds that wait for it each February evening, that doesn't seem to be a deterrent.

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clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

read about this captured it beautifully

25 Feb 2012 5:06am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Fabulous !

25 Feb 2012 7:50am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Interesting that you and Don each posted this today ... yours a real closeup and his a wider view. Thank you for sharing the beauty you were there to capture!

25 Feb 2012 2:17pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Gary - Just loved your WordPress blog post today - the words were truly entertaining - and uplifting...I am not sure that I have seen any shots of Horestail Falls during this time that I really do not like - each one has a different beauty to it, wheter it is the strictly pinpointed ribbon aglow, or others that strike me ike a spilled can of orange paint..actually, to me, those stand out in my mind as much as the "ribbon" ones do..I just love them all....But I especially get a thrill when they are captured by the ones I admire and look up to so very much...Just wonderful, sir!

25 Feb 2012 3:23pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

wonderful moment...absolute stunning photo!

25 Feb 2012 6:15pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

wow .... breathtaking! it must be so impressive to see this in reality!

25 Feb 2012 6:59pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning image, really impressive and beautiful waterfall !!!! Great capture..

26 Feb 2012 12:48am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

this is truly an incredible sight! i have seen Don Smith's wider view and now can appreciate the finer detail in your excellent photo!

26 Feb 2012 1:06pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!

26 Feb 2012 11:34pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This must be one of the very best pictures ever taken of the event Gary, far better than those published in the Daily Mail over here!

26 Feb 2012 11:56pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Telle une coulée de lave, magnifique !

27 Feb 2012 6:18am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

congrats to the spotlight, really a fascinating shot!

27 Feb 2012 7:36am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats for the Spotlight. Fantastic shot. Good day.

27 Feb 2012 7:47am

Rupesh from kudal, India

It's more than great catch , can't be described in words...

27 Feb 2012 8:04am

ashkan from Tehran, Iran

woooooooooooow.greaaaat.congrats to the spotlight

27 Feb 2012 8:40am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Great wild shot ..congratulations!

27 Feb 2012 8:58am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Congrats on the Spotlight here . . what a sight this is.

27 Feb 2012 10:36am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great light !!

27 Feb 2012 11:33am

Cheryl from Texas, United States

jealous!! GREAT shot!!!

27 Feb 2012 1:10pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Couldn't happen to a more magnificent person. Congratulations, Gary!

27 Feb 2012 1:49pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wonderful composiiton, light and colors . Congratulations on the spotlight !

27 Feb 2012 2:09pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Congratulations on your well deserved spotlight Gary, this is great work ! Have a lovely day :)

27 Feb 2012 3:09pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Superb capture! Congratulation on your spotlight!

27 Feb 2012 6:42pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Thank you, everybody!

27 Feb 2012 11:42pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Magnificent! Congratulations on the Spotlight!

28 Feb 2012 5:21pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Gary! Thanks for sharing this absolutely wonderful image.

29 Feb 2012 7:11am

Nima from tehran, Iran

wow.... 5*****
it's really amazing ...
it's the best shot that I've ever seen on Aminus3

29 Feb 2012 8:35pm

Tomix from landerneau, France


2 Mar 2012 11:17am

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

c'est vraiment étonnant ! moi j'ai un "coup de feu" sur une plage, mais ce n'est pas aussi impressionnant !

3 Mar 2012 7:50pm

Ryan Hammond from Tucson, United States

Wow! Amazing picture! Thanks for capturing and sharing, Gary!

5 Mar 2012 1:25am

maurizio costantino from trieste, Italy


6 Mar 2012 10:10am

yvan from Slovenia

WOW, what a shot, congratulations!

17 Mar 2012 7:09am

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Mother Earth by Curly

AWESOME... by Judy aka L@dybug