Vernal Falls In Autumn

This is a photograph of Vernal Falls, known as Yan-o-pah by the Miwok, taken in October 2005 on my trip to Yosemite, the eastern Sierra, and the California desert. By early October this water fall is usually almost one of the only water falls still flowing in Yosemite Valley.

I like the contrast with the roaring waters of the falls in the spring, and (in this photograph) the way the water plunging over the edge of the falls seems to form just another striation in the rock.

Exposed twice from the RAW file in Photoshop, with the highlights of the water painted-in using a layer mask to bring out more detail in highlight areas.

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One Comment

  1. Yosemite Indian June 29, 2006 at 6:46 am #

    Those are some of the most beautifulist photos of my people’s ancient homeland I have seen.

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