The Firefall in Yosemite was incredible this week. One of the many shots I took of it. [2248 × 4000] [OC]

The Firefall in Yosemite was incredible this week. One of the many shots I took of it. [2248 × 4000] [OC]
Firefall. Survive or burn. In cinemas May.
on a touchpad so this took a while, but here you go http://i.imgur.com/AhgZiLi.jpg

on a touchpad so this took a while, but here you go

The sun lines up perfectly to light up the waterfall http://petapixel.com/2016/02/23/crowd-photographers-looks-like-firefall-yosemite/

So tell me, what am I looking at?

So you were a part of this crowd then?

Can you PM that pic without the text. I'd love to use it as my phone's wallpaper. It looks awesome!

I am always the guy that shows up late for the party and reddit has already crashed the server link

3D visual effects by Real Life

Perfect.

Nice job!  I took it and blended a little more.

Nice job! I took it and

Dude, What?!?! You're incredible. Thank you for making that!

Lol.

Every so often, things work out just right where the sun lights up the waterfall right at sunset and it looks like the photo the OP posted.

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By firefall do you mean actual fire was falling from a lava crack in the earth, or did the sun line up in a magical way to make this picture? I was in Yosemite about a week ago and saw nothing of this sort.

Is it that bad? As an aviation photographer, I'm used to being part of a community of fellow geeks who know when and where something exciting will happen, and who all show up there (if it's within 500ish miles of their homes) to get the shot. So I've been in many crowds like that... but I've made friends in those crowds, I look forward to seeing them again each time, and for the most part they are good courteous people who try to not get in each other's way as we all sacrifice so much time and money to enjoy the hobby we love. (See here, here, here, here... Good times :]).

Is it that bad? As an aviation photographer, I'm used to being part of a community of fellow geeks who know when and where something exciting will happen, and who all show up there (if it's within 500ish miles of their homes) to get the shot. So I've been in many crowds like that... but I've made friends in those crowds, I look forward to seeing them again each time, and for the most part they are good courteous people who try to not get in each other's way as we all sacrifice so much time and money to enjoy the hobby we love. (See , here, here, here... Good times :]).

I've dealt with that crowd enough times that I'm over shooting this shot. My best shot came... 2011? The valley was nearly snowed in, so maybe a dozen people total shooting. Then went next few years and it felt like a shit show

Or just post it! I've been needing a new background

You jerk

I thought this was an OSX networking topic at first.

At a certain time of the year, the sun hits the waterfall at a certain angle and makes it look like lava. It's not "dump burning garbage off a cliff" thing they used to do.

Not anymore. Every time this picture gets posted you guys fuck this up.

ITS NOT THE SAME THING. The event was at glacier point, this happens at El Cap.

It was madness out there. So many people.

Mr fancy over here.

Landscape photography is a bit different from aviation photography because you're trying to showcase some part of the untouched natural world, and having a shitload of people around can make that considerably more difficult. Not to mention the fact that you typically go to places like Yosemite to get away from people, so running into a giant crowd can be really, really annoying.

People used to literally drop fire off the side of a mountain in Yosemite, hence the name "Fire Fall." That's long been banned, and here is an interesting article about the tradition.

The Fire Fall in this picture is the sun lighting a waterfall to look like fire.

My grandfather worked at Camp Curry in the 1920's. He helped with the 'real' firefalls for 5-6 summers. It got too popular, people were driving cars all over protected places and ruining them just to watch, so they stopped in the 1960's.

Whenever I see these natural light firefalls it's a great memories of him come back, like he's somehow still there

For a second, I didn't noticed and thought "wow, he did a good job"

Lol. Nope, it's a literal firefall.

Doing the Lord's work.

No! You take it all or you don't get it at all!

You're making a joke but there actually was a real firefall for close to a century in a different part of the park. Every night a hotel owner would throw embers off the cliff. It was last done in 1968.

Sunlight reflecting on a waterfall