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The Yosemite Firefall: Nature's Photoshop? [Pic]

Hits: 41562 | Rating: (3.4) | Category: Science | Added by: fancylad
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Supersyko
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 316 Posts
Saturday, March 20, 2010 6:07:21 PM
Any idiot can see that its just reflecting the color of the sunset.

aCcuser
Male, 18-29, Western US
 79 Posts
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 11:57:35 PM
yea bull poo i live about an hour away from yosemite they dont do that any more sadly it looks cool though wish i was around to experience it.

lowe22
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2 Posts
Tuesday, February 09, 2010 7:37:42 AM
No...it's a waterfall.

http://www.michaelfrye.com/articles/hors...


OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12979 Posts
Thursday, February 04, 2010 10:07:39 PM
Lowe22, it's not a waterfall. First, there's no river leading to it, and second, it's coming from the top of the rock.

This site has original scans of the tourist brochures showing exactly what they did and how they did it.

http://www.firefall.com/journal.asp

They stopped doing the Yosemite Firefall more than 40 years ago. Jeff Sullivan, the guy who posted that picture on Flicker claiming it as his own, is a lying sack of $h!+.


lowe22
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2 Posts
Thursday, February 04, 2010 5:13:04 AM
It's not a 'shop' and it's got nothing to do with embers/fire.

It's a waterfall lit by the sunset.

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffreysull...


Batmanners
Male, 18-29, Canada
 4012 Posts
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 11:20:48 AM
"And Davy, you're right: Hollywood screenplays don't count as literature."

"um, old ollie? Lord of the Rings is not a Hollywood film. it was made in New Zealand. "


It was filmed in New Zealand, but a LOT of scenes were filmed in front of a blue screen, in a studio. Very likely, in Hollywood.

And Lord of the Rings is literature first, movie second.


Asakura
Female, 18-29, Western US
 236 Posts
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 6:01:35 AM
But it was funded by hollywood producers.

AppleBlue
Female, 18-29, Australia
 119 Posts
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 3:26:52 AM
um, old ollie? Lord of the Rings is not a Hollywood film. it was made in New Zealand.

MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 3:06:25 AM
Sounds like you got a good one Davy! (possibly jolokia chillies from the sound of it)

There is no standard faal, so sometimes (for a mid-life-crisis-chilli-head) its a disappointment. Sometimes a 'lesser' heat dish is packing some serious chile and it blows your socks off.

Last nights was good. "hurt me plenty" without actually killing me. I wish capsaiwhatsit dissolved before exiting though...

Totally Kamchatked today!


davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12015 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:44:49 PM
vv A Phaal, Matt? And a hot one at that? Are you fecking serious?

I tried a phaal once on Brick Lane in London. After my sixth glass of milk, I had to call the waiter over to ask if it was supposed to hurt this much while I was eating it... Little did I know that the intense pain of ingestion was only to be surpassed the next day by the excruciating agony of the subsequent excretion. Never again.


MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:31:06 PM
I asked for Bangalore Phaal last night and told the waiter 'pretend its not some pasty white boy asking for it - make it hot DAMMIT'

MattPrince
Male, 40-49, Europe
 2223 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:29:18 PM
This is my ar5e this morning.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 12979 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 10:29:06 PM
I must say, that was one of my better trolls. Hey, at least I started something interesting.

And Davy, you're right: Hollywood screenplays don't count as literature.

And finally, I suppose by now you have all Googled "Yosemite Firefall" to see what's really going on in the picture.


4x4Master
Male, 18-29, Western US
 220 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 10:11:04 PM
Long exposure photography.

StarDagger
Male, 40-49, Western US
 1195 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 8:41:12 PM
Not shopped, obviously.

Relianth
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 6:54:09 PM
"At 9:00 each evening in Camp Curry, the crowd which had gathered for the nightly campfire program, would fall silent. A man would call out to the top of Glacier Point "Let the Fire Fall!", and a faint reply could be heard from the top of the mountain. Then a great bonfire of red fir bark would be pushed evenly over the edge of the cliff, appearing to the onlookers below as a glowing waterfall of sparks and fire."

zmeace
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 809 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 6:41:45 PM
that is awesome, its like the opening to hell where hell froze over

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12015 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 6:33:03 PM
Actually Davymid there is a LOT of lava (or magma, if you want to be technical) in Yosemite. Just not at the surface.

Ohhh, be careful about being getting technical around a geologist. Lava, by the very definition of the term, is magma at the surface. Hence no lava at Yosemite. I rest my case, Your Honour.


ElSombrero
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 720 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 6:28:32 PM
Actually Davymid there is a LOT of lava (or magma, if you want to be technical) in Yosemite. Just not at the surface.

As for the authenticity of this picture, you all can still bicker that one out.


bomb_tom
Male, 18-29, Canada
 512 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 6:09:07 PM
stop defending opie, her crime can't go unpunished

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12015 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 5:10:25 PM
it's not Photoshop. It's a long-term exposure accomplished by holding the camera's shutter open to achieve the softened effect of the lava in this picture

There ain't no lava in Yosemite, buddy. And for what it's worth, that quote is from the movie only. Doesn't appear in Tolkien's original text.


trelina
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 248 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 4:13:55 PM
"And even a brief look at historical sources shows that from whence has been common since the thirteenth century."

http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-fro2...


idiotfilter
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 3934 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 3:24:54 PM
poor old ollie....being a grammar nazi is a hard job...

gorgack2000
Male, 13-17, Europe
 4702 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 2:55:57 PM
PICKING ON OPIE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED HERE!

THOSE WHO BREAK THIS RULE WILL HAVE THEIR TESTICLES RIPPED OFF AND FED TO THE LIONS!

/white knight

Anyway sweet pic.


Tonyjet
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3430 Posts
Tuesday, February 02, 2010 2:52:38 PM


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