Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite, Black and White

Taken at Tunnel View in Yosemite Valley on May 9th, 2013

Bridalveil Falls, Yosemite National Park. In early May Yosemite was hit by a thunderstorm that involved, according to a local park photographer, the most intense downpour of the last 15 years. As I waited and watched the roads and parking lots turn to rivers, pea-sized hail crashed down on my car in a deafening cacophony. Then, as quickly as it began, the tempest abated. And I had one thought: get to Tunnel View to watch the clearing storm. I arrived to see some of the most beautiful and dynamic light I’ve ever seen at this vista, and I made a number of dramatic photos. This intimate shot of Bridalveil is one of my favorites from the evening as for me this scene epitomizes Yosemite’s timeless and mythic beauty.

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