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© Richard Knight
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UploadedJune 17, 2011
TakenJune 10, 2011
ModelCanon PowerShot SX30 IS
Exposure1/400 sec at f/4
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Focal Length10.25 mm
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[Yosemite National Park, June 10, 2011]

I wish to thank Charles Rushton, a longtime member of JPG and a professor of digital photography at the college level, for helping me with this photo.

After the frigid drenching we received at Bridalveil Fall despite never reaching the observation platform, we carefully made our way back to the highway and our rental car. (The parking lots near the Bridalveil trailheads were flooded and the meadows and most of the trails were under water.)

We drove over to Yosemite Village, parked, and then hiked to the base of Yellowstone Falls.

Yosemite Falls is actually two falls, “Upper” and “Lower,” and together they represent North America’s highest waterfall at 2,475 feet! It is stunning.

This photo was taken about a half-mile from the observation bridge at the base of the Lower Fall. The roar of the water was already deafening.

All around us, we heard people debating whether they were going to “do it,” that is, hike to the observation bridge.

This was not to be missed. We pressed on.

[Note: The historic snowmelt in Yosemite continues to attract worldwide attention. I am linking a recent news article. I am delighted that, based on this series, one of our JPG colleagues has written me to tell me that she and her husband have decided to visit Yosemite for a closer look.]

Next stop: Yosemite Falls – At the observation bridge!

As always, thanks for stepping by.

(I am on the road for two weeks and will not always have Internet. I will catch up with your pix eventually!)

51 responses

  • timothy wombold

    timothy wombold gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    well done !!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    I can't wait to see the next one!!! I am so glad you went on!!! An incredible place and image!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Spectacular capture, T!! I'd love to see the original....Charles does amazing work and I'd be interested in seeing how he manipulated the photo. The falls are definitely awe-inspiring and you've captured them perfectly; it's hard to believe you are half a mile away!! What a super way to spend your vacation, visiting all of theme incredible sites! I'm looking forward to 'traveling with you' on the rest of your journey via your photos!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Great shot, Dick. And it looks like you're on my side of the continent. Beautiful image. R

  • Rajeev Jadhav

    Rajeev Jadhav gave props (16 Jun 2011):


  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Incredible sight, Dick! Great shot! I saw a show about this years record snow melt and its effect on the park and falls. Glad you are there to see it!

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Wow! Amazing shot! Would of loved to seen this in person!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    This is so amazing, RV! Yes, I just told my hubby that we should go here and he said we need more than a day so I said, let us take the Monday off!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (16 Jun 2011):

    Thank you, everyone, for the nice comments! LG, I am glad you identified yourself, because I knew I had to protect your privacy under HIPAA, etc. LOL. Take raincoats and be sure to hike to Bridalveil's observation deck!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    The trees looking amazingly tall standing along side of the waterfalls....Great narrative and capture!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (16 Jun 2011):

    Woa, love it, beautiful!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    What a perfectly wonderful image, those trees must be an awesome height, love the texture of the bark..

  • Brad Paro

    Brad Paro gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Nice framing....very well done!!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    So expertly composed!!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    I was lucky to see Bridal Veil from the base and Nevada and Vernal falls from Sentinel Dome, but Yosemite Falls wasn't running, as this was in the fall. Good one, Dick. I'll post a shot for you.

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    NICE! ~ beautiful place

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 Jun 2011):


  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (17 Jun 2011):


  • Oregon Curly

    Oregon Curly (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    The stuningness (new word just for your photos) continues!!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Fantastic in every way!! And your "way" with words still captivates me! Lovely work cuz!!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Wow, Richard this is awesome!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    And you even managed to capture a piece of sky in this most magnificent capture!! Awe inspiring image, Richard.. I cannot wait for the next ones.. Beautiful work!!!

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Wow..!! spectacular..

  • Steve Baker

    Steve Baker (Deleted) gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Great shot, Dick! And Yes, it is summer here in RI and the boats are in the water! We had 2 J-class yachts (one original, one repro, both about 135') racing on the bay this morning - quite a sight.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    this is FANTASTIC! Wouldn't you just love to have an inner tube when you happen on something like this!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (19 Jun 2011):

    Classic and beautiful, Richard. Love the scale.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (19 Jun 2011):

    What a stunning scene, picture perfect! And as always such an informative narrative, Dick.

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (19 Jun 2011):

    What an outstanding edit Richard!! Extremely worthy of framing. Nature indeed has wondrous sights........

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Jun 2011):

    Brilliant !

  • Kaki J. Luitjens

    Kaki J. Luitjens said (20 Jun 2011):

    Wow, really beautiful Dick!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Jun 2011):

    O U T S T A N D I N G !

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Wow! I can hear the roar of those falls. Outstanding image. Like Susan, would love to know how Charles helped you.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    A powerful shot!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    really lovely shot! can almost feel the mist!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (21 Jun 2011):

    WOW!!!! What energy................ Is this not an amazing wonder from our LORD?

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (21 Jun 2011):

    Water falls are always a beautiful show from nature, love this one too!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    I don't know how I missed this one, Dick! The word "Magnificent" keeps running through my mind. Truly fantastic! It is wonderful that you caught it at its most powerful stage.

  • Maurie A

    Maurie A gave props (22 Jun 2011):


  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (26 Jun 2011):

    the way the water divides the frame is a great way of suggesting its power--a beautiful shot, Sir R.

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (29 Jun 2011):

    Thats a waterfall folks..the sound must have been as awesome as the sight..

  • peggy gardner

    peggy gardner gave props (2 Jul 2011):

    remarkable image !

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt   gave props (4 Jul 2011):

    Wonderful shot!

  • Tom Piorkowski

    Tom Piorkowski (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    Wow, what a shot, nice work

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    I am captivated! Just amazing - both waterfall and trees. Toll and crisp!

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    Just perfect, Richard. Well done.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (9 Jul 2011):

    !!!!!!! GREAT !!!!!!!!

  • Merike Mäll

    Merike Mäll gave props (14 Jul 2011):

    väga hea foto

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (16 Aug 2011):

    I am very impressed by 'image, so view the waterfall does not look so imposing as described by Richard. The drop point is relatively narrow in relation to height therefore even more momentum. The place is magical and enchanting and the photo is very detailed and precise.

  • Ophelia Lamplighter

    Ophelia Lamplighter   gave props (3 Apr 2016):


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