Horsetail Falls Moonset Light, Yosemite National Park

Horsetail Falls Moonset Light, Yosemite National Park

Horsetail Falls Moonset Light, Yosemite National Park

Much is said about light in landscape photography, especially golden hour, blue hour and moonlight. While most associate these lighting conditions with the end of the day it’s important to note they happen at the beginning of the day too and not just sourced from the sun. It’s a little bit rarer to see, as fewer photographers actually want to stay up or wake up to see golden moonlight. Case and point was my last visit to Yosemite National Park as I ran into 2 people photographing Horsetail Falls at 4am. I’m not complaining by any means as the view was spectacular and the golden moonlight was great. Granted the human eye can’t see the color of moonlight nearly as well due to human night vision being somewhat limited.  Something to consider the next time you’re sleeping in… what great moonlight are you missing?

 



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Jim Goldstein is a professional photographer and author, based out of San Francisco, California who specializes in outdoor and nature photography. Passionate about nature and the environment Jim infuses elements of the natural world into his commercial, editorial and fine art work. For more follow Jim on Google+ | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Subscribe