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Slobodan Blagojevic

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The Horsetail 'firefall' harder to photograph
« on: January 31, 2020, 03:10:43 am »

Yay!

https://www.sfgate.com/travel/amp/Yosemite-firefall-pedestrians-banned-access-photos-15008409.php

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Re: The Horsetail 'firefall' harder to photograph
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2020, 09:42:18 am »

Ahh, the solitude of Yosemite!
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Re: The Horsetail 'firefall' harder to photograph
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2020, 09:58:47 am »

Lemmings. Antithetical to photography as a solitary endeavor.

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Re: The Horsetail 'firefall' harder to photograph
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2020, 12:43:18 pm »

In the old days Yosemite offered a genuine Firefall. They dumped burning wood scraps from Glacier Point, presumably with fire crews standing by at the bottom to put out any forest fires that resulted.

Eventually, somebody decided that it was a bad idea, so they cancelled it.

Is it time to reintroduce it, perhaps with photo-lemmings in place of burning wood?   8)
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Re: The Horsetail 'firefall' harder to photograph
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2020, 04:19:42 pm »

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Re: The Horsetail 'firefall' harder to photograph
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 02:16:15 pm »

I wish I had the passion and desire to want to photograph the horsetail from the ground it just doesn't grab me as a image I must capture. Yosemite is magical in its entirety however my last few visits over the years got my thinking just how small the main attraction spots are for the crowds allowed to trample the areas.
The park is way to small to handle the demand.
The park reservation system is a joke, catering to tour group booking and not the individual requests doesn't help.
Maybe with time park officials will be able to stop the deterioration or revive some of the ruined areas.
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Re: The Horsetail 'firefall' harder to photograph
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 03:33:58 pm »

In the old days Yosemite offered a genuine Firefall. They dumped burning wood scraps from Glacier Point, presumably with fire crews standing by at the bottom to put out any forest fires that resulted.

Eventually, somebody decided that it was a bad idea, so they cancelled it.

Is it time to reintroduce it, perhaps with photo-lemmings in place of burning wood?   8)
I remember spending a night there in one of their camp tents, and seeing the actual fire fall in the earlyi 1960's. Quite a magnificent sight!
https://yosemitefirefall.com/yosemite-firefall-glacier-point/
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Re: The Horsetail 'firefall' harder to photograph
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 05:51:57 pm »

https://petapixel.com/2020/02/01/does-https://petapixel.com/2020/02/01/does-photographing-a-moment-steal-the-experience-from-you//

A photographer opines on whether or not photographing-a-moment-steal-the-experience-from-you.  Hilarious, especially the opening few minutes.
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