I remember seeing the Yosemite Firefall of real embers in 1958 (http://firefall.info/).
I had just gotten my first camera, a Yashica “A”, for my 10th birthday. I was anxious to get a picture of the Firefall, so, knowing it would be dark and outside, I got some blue daylight flashbulbs and shot away when the Firefall was released. Needless to say, the pictures did not turn out so well.
[…] On February 18, 2010, photographer Rob Kroenert took this amazing photo of Horsetail Falls at Yosemite National Park. The falls are in a unique place during this time of year because the rays from the sunset shine on the falls and make them look like flowing lave. [via] […]
Sorry. Nothing new. Years ago, Yosemite used to have a display created by pouring burning embers from Glaciar Point to Yosemite Valley, 1000 feet below. It was discontinued when the Park Rangers realized that it was a potential fire hazard.
[…] came across this fantastic picture of the Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park, thanks to today and tomorrow. Apparently during the month of February the sunset causes the falls to turn golden – almost […]
[…] 下面是引自Rob对此照片写的创作说明。原图在Flickr上，但是我转自这里，因为Flickr不能正常显示。为此， 我要感谢国家，感谢政府，感谢党。我的博客中不少读者是有志于赴美求学的朋友，我想说，去吧，那里有优山美地，更重要的是，你可以上Flickr和任何网站，而且最多只需要感谢父母。 Yosemite puts on a unique show this time of year. […]
It’s actually not natural. There is a tradition wherein, once a year, members of the Yosemite Hiker’s Club get together and pour embers over the cliff. This practice has recently been forbidden, however, because of environmental concerns.
Its very beautiful picture. its my pleasure to see a wonderful picture. i never seen before. its a natural picture.
then u have pass a few time , & feels for nature. god gives so much beauty in this world. u have to admire it.
Doing a little google search I found that the ‘embers’ were discontinued in 1968. That photo clearly wasn’t shot in 1968. Also yosemitepark.com, the official site for the park refers to the falls as a, ” ‘natural firefall’ (which) appears when the angle of the setting sun sets the waterfall ablaze with reds and oranges.” The site states it occurs for a few weeks in February.
****As for Rincewind’s comments about American’s believing anything; get over yourself and do some fact finding before you play the ‘dumb American’ card.
OMG!!! I have grown up my entire life hearing stories about this! My grandfather has told me about seeing this as a small child while on vacation with his mother, I could never even come close to imagining how beautiful it truly is!