This image was taken at noon - a time of day that photographers usually avoid at all costs. But at noon in the valley, the sun kisses the edge of the falls, partially illuminating it beautifully for only about 15 minutes. On this particular day, there was also some lovely backlight on the bushes growing on the rocks near the falls.
This year, due to our incredible amounts of rainfall and snow in the Sierras, the falls in Yosemite are flowing like never before. It is mesmerizing to just stand and watch. In this photo, you can see a "comet" coming off the edge of the fall on the right. It is fun to watch the comets come and go and to enjoy the plumes of water spray when the wind picks up.
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