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Upper Yosemite Falls

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 14 May 2008 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The 1430-foot (425-m) plunge qualifies the Upper Falls alone as one of the twenty highest waterfalls in the world. Trails up from the valley floor and down from other regions of the park outside the valley proper lead to both the top and base of Upper Yosemite Falls. The upper fall is formed by the swift waters of Yosemite Creek, which, after meandering through Eagle Creek Meadow, hurl themselves over the edge of a hanging valley in a spectacular and deafening show of force.

Photo taken April 17, 2008.

Canon PowerShot A630 1/1600 second F/4.5 22 mm

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MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

A magnificent waterfall, beautifully captured Steven. I love the glow of the water as it thunders down. A fantastic b&w image.

14 May 2008 8:44am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Hong Kong

Stupendous. I must go and visit myself one day. Excellent image!

14 May 2008 11:01am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Looks like I have to add something on my "to do" list! Good b/w.

14 May 2008 12:40pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very beautiful 'Ansel Adams' shot with interesting background info! Well done!

14 May 2008 2:05pm

@MadScientist: I was debating whether to add the "Ansel Adams moon." :-)

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Really nice, Steven. I like the black and white.

14 May 2008 2:53pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Wow ! Vertigo ! Must be fresh and wet ! :-)

14 May 2008 3:40pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

beautiful... I love waterfalls...and the b/w is great

14 May 2008 4:37pm

Helma from Tehran, Iran

wonderful !! nice waterfall ... great shot !

14 May 2008 4:41pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Move over, Anselm. Steven is here! Great composition; your BW choice makes it really powerful visually, IMO.

14 May 2008 4:55pm

pLusOne from Cheonan, South Korea

wow, what a great view!
I wanna go into that waterfall and perhaps it could make my brain more clear and clean lol

15 May 2008 3:30am

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

that's awesome!! nice B/W!

16 May 2008 2:42pm