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Firefall - The real one! | by Cliff Stone
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Firefall - The real one!

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This is a scan of a Kodachrome slide taken during the summer of '62 when I worked in Yosemite. Yes, those are actual glowing embers falling from Glacier Point! They fell well over 1,000 feet to land safely on a granite ledge. The shot is hand held using the roof of my car for support. The 'ISO' of the film was 10 in those days! The camera was an inexpensive Waltz Envoy rangefinder with an f2.8 lens of approximately 50 mm. I held the shutter open for the entire duration of the firefall. The slide appears to have darkened over time, but I'm just thankful it still exists. Thanks to OldOnliner who sent me this link to a historical site about the Firefall: yosemitefirefall.org/

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Taken in July 1962