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Yosemite Falls

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 21 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

As seen from the valley floor
Yosemite Valley - California

Heights of the individual segments of Yosemite Falls:

Upper Falls: 1430 feet (440 meters)
Middle Falls: 675 feet (206 meters)
Lower Falls: 320 feet (98 meters)

Larger view:

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yz from Budapest, Hungary

the beauty goes on, a majestic shot

21 Mar 2011 9:12am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very neat, nice to find a good gap in the trees which allows you to see it all in its glory - or does the park mange things that way?

21 Mar 2011 9:41am

@Curly: After years of what would now seem punishing abuse, our park treasures are in good hands. For the past four decades, The National Park Service has worked hard to see the parks restored to as natural a state as possible. Many campsites have been removed and vehicle access is highly limited. Reparian zones along streams and rivers are being restored.

There was a time that the rangers provided food for people to feed to the bears, they dropped burning coals off of the cliffs above The Ahwanhee Hotel to create a 'firefall' for the guest's entertainment - and they allowed people to bring in watercraft they could use on Mirror Lake - all of which seems unbelievable now. (Mirror Lake is the subject of my post tomorrow)

However, this particular spot gets a human workout. It is a short distance from Yosemite Lodge to the bae of the falls here so there is a lot of human traffic. But they would never cut a tree to create a view - what is there is there to stay for as long as Mother Nature sees fit.

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Really impressive falls !

21 Mar 2011 10:23am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Wonderful b&w shot, what an amazing sight !

21 Mar 2011 1:54pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

simply stunning!

21 Mar 2011 5:12pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I especially like the shadow from the falls beautiful Just a great B&W scene - especially with this perspective!

21 Mar 2011 6:19pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States


21 Mar 2011 10:20pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Stunning.. Almost fantasy in beauty.

21 Mar 2011 10:45pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Stephen, mon ami! You got you a great bw photo here, my friend. Shades of the ghosts of great photographers past (and present)! Yours is one of the greats, IMO. Thanks for dropping by at my site today.

21 Mar 2011 11:57pm

mauro from barcelona, Spain

great b&w!!! exelent tones!!!

22 Mar 2011 12:00am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Superb image - well done!

22 Mar 2011 2:08am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Spectacular! This looks so fine in B&W!

22 Mar 2011 3:42am

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, Ansel Adams-esque !

23 Mar 2011 9:58am