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#085

Bridalveil Mist
 
 

(Bridalveil Falls)
 

Bridalveil Mist, Yosemite National Park, California
 

Yosemite National Park

California
 

This delicate 620 ft [190m] waterfall in Yosemite Valley gets its name from the fact that its waters are blown into wispy veils by the wind. You can often see the entire falls shift direction on the rock face as the wind blows. At the base of the falls, you can get pretty wet, just from the mist! Here, a shutter speed of about 1/60 of a second is barely enough to stop the motion of the water. Use of a polarizing filter controls the amount of color saturation in the rocks and sky.

 

Kodachrome Professional film, natural light,
telephoto lens, polarizing filter
     

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