"There was a young Ahwaneechee girl who was drawn by a Bridalveil Fall rainbow. As she got closer, a gust of mist came up, and she was suddenly dragged into the falls by the Pohono Spirit (the Lady of the Water) who lived inside the falls. Her friend ran back to the camp and brought rescuers to the Falls, but the girl was nowhere to be found."
This "cautionary tale" is good advice for current day visitors to Bridalveil. In a normal spring, the falls can be pounding the rocks at the bottom, sending up huge volumes of mist, soaking everything in sight. And there is a guard rail and warning sign to stay back due to the dangerous slippery rocks. If you see the rainbow, view from a safe distance.
This image was made after a February storm. The falls are gentle because the snow has not started melting from future warmer months. And Pohono is sleeping...
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brano14 (2714) 2009-02-22 8:12
I've decided to look your whole gallery,many great places,some very good photos.
I do not give some big advices , mostly I passed down someone's wisdom. Some smart guys gave me some advices about basic stuff,make your photo eye catching,very visible.
This photo is a perfect example,great POV,amazing place,but the photo is kind of dull,it needs some editing.
"Nicou" made some good comments on some of my photos,like "Sunny Creek" and he was absolutely correct.