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Taken at Upper Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park on May 17th, 2017

In late May 2017 I spent a few days in Yosemite Valley and everything I’d heard about the waterfalls this year was true. There was water everywhere, the meadows were all flooded, and there were ephemeral falls I’d never seen before. One day I hiked up to vantage point on the east side of Upper Yosemite Falls and noticed that when the wind was absent comets of water would plummet all the way from the top of falls 1400′ to dash on the rocks below. In order to capture this image I knew I wanted a tight frame, so chose my 70-200mm lens. I also knew I’d need a very fast shutter speed to freeze the water in place, so increased my ISO.

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