Horsetail Falls at Sunset (Facebook: JeffSullivanPhotography)

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Matteo Pagliaro on March 21, 2008

I can't believe it!! Sun's enlightening only the fall! You're really lucky, but also a great photographer! This is one of the best shots I've ever seen in Panoramio!

Greetings from Italy. Matteo.

Mara Rodriguez on March 22, 2008

It is beautiful but .. What is this?

Saludos!! Marah.

Jeff Sullivan on April 15, 2008

Thanks Matteo and Marrah. This is Horsetail Falls in Yosemite Valley, backlit by the setting sun.

This was an amazing spectacle to witness. Happening only two weeks out of the year, the setting sun falls behind the vertical face of El Capitan, selectively lighting this waterfall with its orange sunset light.

Gradually growing in intensity and color for the last 5 minutes or so, it was like seeing a narrow strip of lava flowing down the face of El Capitan.

The weather and the water flows often don't cooperate, I was shut out by a blizzard last year, so I was fortunate to see this on two consecutive evenings this year.

For more photos from my explorations (with some site notes and technique tips) check out **myblog.

jadransko on April 15, 2008


Jürgen Schnabel on April 15, 2008

Toll. Voted!

Neim Sejfuli on April 15, 2008
© Franco Truscello on April 16, 2008

Impressive shot! The best natural light I ever seen!!!

Voted & YS

Ciao, Franco

Jeff Sullivan on April 16, 2008

Thanks jadransko, Juergen59, Neim, and Franco. Franco, This display was so amazing that I wanted to stop taking pictures and simply watch it!

© Massimo De Candido on April 16, 2008

Amazing! Voted! Regards, Jeff. Massimo. MyContest.

Andrzej Ledóchowski on April 19, 2008


Andrzej Ledóchowski on April 19, 2008

... acha and the golden star

PatyPeceguiniViana on April 19, 2008

Beautiful. Hello from Brazil. Voted

Juan Matías Sánchez on April 24, 2008

This shot deserves to be THE ONE in the Unusual Location category! Voted!

csac5499 on April 24, 2008

amazing! Voted

Samo Trebizan on May 20, 2008

Congratulations on your March contest success!

Greetings from Slovenia!

Samo T

Thanks for voting in MY CONTEST

Gabriele Parafioriti on May 20, 2008

compliments friend.....bye

Arma Angers on May 20, 2008

looks like a lava flow. stunning ! congrats for the prize :)

v.zsoloo on May 20, 2008

Hi Jeff! Congrat. Zsoloo

eme jota on May 20, 2008


Janina_Bieleńko on May 20, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Greetings, Janina

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Jeff Sullivan
Gardnerville, Nevada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 12, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jeff Sullivan
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2008/02/26 19:38:56
    • Focal Length: 165.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200