Horsetail Falls Analysis

Natural Firefall at Horsetail Falls

Natural Firefall at Horsetail Falls
photo by T Lambert

I just came across this amazing analysis of the best time to photograph Horsetail Falls in February, and wanted to leave it here so I don’t lose it for myself.

Photographing Horsetail Falls (the Natural Firefall) in February has become a substantial Event in Yosemite. Nancy Robbins and I were joking the other day that the ‘novel shot’ these days is the picture of the crowd of people that gather together to photograph the last light of the sun as it reflects off of Horsetail Falls (which is, apparently, also known by some as El Capitan Falls because that is what Ansel Adams called it).

I am perpetually stunned with both Michael Frye and Keith Walklet‘s photography, and this type of careful research simply re-emphasizes to me the difference between the photographer who walks out into the middle of Valley and starts taking pictures and the ones like these guys who seem to be able to consistently pull out jaw-dropping unique images even in such a widely photographed location like Yosemite.  Kudos, and thanks for sharing.