Tom Bricker

Firefall 2013 - Yosemite National Park

For about 8 days in February, Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park is lit on fire...by the sun. This occurs due to the angle of the sunset, and would actually occur in October, too, but there's only water in this fall due to snow melt-off, and no snow is melting in October. There actually wasn't much water in it in February 2013, either, but there's just enough to make the effect work.

The Firefall was an incredible thing to see, and probably one of the coolest things I've ever seen, but I enjoyed seeing it more than I enjoyed photographing it. This photo probably wouldn't even rank in my top 10 from the trip, but it's timely given that the Firefall is still occurring, so I figured I ought to post it now.

I've posted my favorite photo of the trip on my travel photography blog today.

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