Yosemite Falls Moonbow and Star Trails

Yosemite Falls Moonbow & Star Trails

Last Spring I decided to hike up Yosemite Falls Trail to spend the better part of an evening photographing Upper Yosemite Falls to capture a moonbow, star trails and a time-lapse. As you might imagine I was the only person nutty enough to try this and the only living creature I saw for much of the evening was a couple of raccoons.  Hiking up to this spot with 2 sets of cameras and tripods seemed like it made good sense at the time, but it was no fun hiking down in the darkness with all this gear when I realized I left my headlamp back at camp.

If you happen to enjoy my star trail photography and you’re in the San Francisco bay area be sure to attend the San Francisco Lightroom User Group meeting this Thursday at 6:30 PM. I’ll be the guest speaker discussing my post-processing techniques in Photoshop & Lightroom.

Jim Goldstein is a professional photographer and author, based out of the San Francisco bay area in 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
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  2. akphotograph

    Wow Jim, really beautiful. I would be interested in your technique. Are these two exposures or just one very long one? Looks like you got this one perfectly exposed.

  3. arecascino

    Brilliant and beautiful work Jim!!!!