HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Topics » Arts & Humanities » Photography (Group) » Once a year Yosemite spec...

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:23 PM

Once a year Yosemite spectacle

Yosemite waterfall turns to 'flowing lava' in rare February spectacle caught on camera

By Associated Press
Last updated at 7:13 PM on 19th February 2012



Fame: The waterfall's lights last for just about two minutes, giving the lesser-known waterfall in the park - though the longest free-falling one - its annually short-lived but long-remembered fame

A window of time just opened in Yosemite National Park when nature photographers wait, as if for an eclipse, until the moment when the sun and earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon.

This marvel of celestial configuration happens in a flash at sunset in mid-February if the winter weather cooperates.

On those days the setting sun illuminates one of the park's lesser-known waterfalls so precisely that it resembles molten lava as it flows over the sheer granite face of the imposing El Capitan.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2103408/Yosemite-waterfall-turns-flowing-lava-rare-February-spectacle-caught-camera.html#ixzz1my1p0Nvm


Amazing!

9 replies, 3750 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 9 replies Author Time Post
Reply Once a year Yosemite spectacle (Original post)
csziggy Feb 2012 OP
Solly Mack Feb 2012 #1
liberal N proud Feb 2012 #2
Skinner Feb 2012 #3
handmade34 Feb 2012 #4
alfredo Feb 2012 #5
Ready4Change Feb 2012 #6
regnaD kciN Feb 2012 #7
ge26252se Feb 2012 #8
regnaD kciN Feb 2012 #9

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:25 PM

1. Neat!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:37 PM

2. Wild

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 07:48 PM

3. That's really cool.

Thanks for posting.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 08:51 PM

4. what a treat!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:18 AM

5. That's something I'd love to see in person.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 12:34 AM

6. Very cool. Thank you!

.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Original post)

Tue Feb 21, 2012, 04:42 PM

7. I understand, this year, that it's not all that impressive...

...because of very low snowpack levels, and, therefore, not much water.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Original post)

Wed Feb 22, 2012, 05:23 AM

8. amazing!

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to csziggy (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 03:15 AM

9. For those wanting to try shooting this...

...I'm afraid you'll have to wait until 2013 as, according to Michael Frye, Horsetail Falls had dried up for the season as of Friday.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread