"This is the fall of falls; there is no rival to it here in equisite, various, and fascinating beauty; and Switzerland, which abounds in waterfalls of this type, holds none of such peculiar charms. Not a drop of the rich stream of water but is white in its whole passage; it is one sheet - rather one grand lace work of spray - from beginning to end. As it sweeps down its plane of rock, every drop all distinct, all alive, there is nothing of hit-man art that you can compare it with but innumerable and snow-white point lace collars and capes; as much more delicate, and beautiful, and perfect, however as nature ever is than art."
--- JOHN S. HITTELL, 1868
Yosemite's Nevada Fall is 181 meters high, located on the Mist Trail 3 miles from Happy Isles Nature Center, and 2 miles beyond Vernal Fall.
The Native Americans named it Yo-wy-we meaning a twist of falling water, due to its twist at its bottom over a prominent rock slope. In 1851, doctor Lafayette Bunnell a member of the Mariposa Battalion called it "Nevada" which is the Spanish word for snowy.
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saxo042 (37226) 2014-01-21 0:09
The water cascade is well positioned in the picture, a very forceful view. Impressive capture and an interesting note. A place I would like to see!
jhm (137668) 2014-01-21 5:48
You chose a very well angle, a pity but on my screen is these picture not perfect sharp.
This type pictures are not easy to take, nevertheless is these picture not bad
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Very well done, TFS.
ikeharel (55368) 2014-01-22 7:59
Most impressive high cascade, Ray, its spray is very notable on image's space - an indicative for wind prevailed.
Nevertheless, good that you insist of takingf the picture anyhow.
An incredible abundance of water. Well collected.
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2014-01-22 9:08
Really awesome sense of power from this shot, especially with how the scene is covered in this magical mist. The rocks at the foot of the falls look as if they have been smashed by a giant hammer, enhancing the feel of the power from the water. Love the colors and light in this too.
delpeoples (52931) 2014-01-26 3:01
A good vertical frame and an oldie but a goodie. I see you've had this in your archives for a while, so am glad you chose to bring it out for this occasion. The power of the water is incredible and your choice of shutter speed demonstrates this beautifully.
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