On a Fire that Isn’t

The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. (Pamela Hansford Johnson, critic)

During 2 weeks in February in Yosemite National Park, the light from a setting sun lines up to not only illuminate a waterfall and its mist, the light also gives the water a fiery appearance. Sit back and enjoy this spectacular natural phenomenon.

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On Exploring Yosemite

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy. (Galen Rowell, photographer)

There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods…and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred. (Theodore Roosevelt, statesman)

It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter. (John Muir, conservationist)

I went to Yosemite as an homage to Ansel Adams. I could never be Ansel Adams, but to know that’s there for us – there’s so much for us in this country. (Annie Leibovitz, photographer)

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. (Ansel Adams, photographer)