Waterfalls - Jim Nevill Photography
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Sunset Cascade on the Tuolumne River

This was one of my favorite moments on a recent backpacking trip into the Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne in Yosemite National Park. This small cascade had such a unique and soft shape to it that I couldn't leave. I worked around it from all angles and experimented with many different shots. Since the river is deep in the canyon there is no hope of getting direct sunset light on the water but the orange glow of the setting sun did hit squarely on the rock faces above which intern reflected down onto the river below. All this color lasted for 5 minutes or so, and poured over the scene - even making the trees glow. It was really beautiful to witness.

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