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A Unique Photograph of Yosemite Falls

San Francisco resident Travis Curtis spent 15 minutes shooting this unique photograph of Yosemite Falls, receiving a lot of strange looks from the other tourists around him.


Image credit: Photograph by Travis Curtis and used with permission


 
  • http://twitter.com/eugenephoto Eugene

    How was it done?

  • http://twitter.com/JackCallum Jack Kennedy

    He took a shot of the reflections in the water, and flipped the shot upside down, or took the shot upside down. Well, that’s what I think.

  • Will Monson

    That was my interpretation.

  • Will Monson

    That was my interpretation.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jon-Knobelock/504861829 Jon Knobelock

    very nice shot, I can imagine its probably been done before, but none the less he did a great job working the exposure and composition out.

  • Sigh

    Sigh.

  • EMail

    And it took him 15 minutes?

    He got strange looks? Was he upside down? Was he holding the camera upside down?

  • EMail

    And it took him 15 minutes?

    He got strange looks? Was he upside down? Was he holding the camera upside down?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bockett Ben Bockett

    By the strange looks comment physically upside down comes to mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bockett Ben Bockett

    By the strange looks comment physically upside down comes to mind.

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    It was flipped afterward. He was getting strange looks because he spent 15 minutes photographing a puddle as he was trying to frame the shot, while everyone around him was photographing the waterfall directly and wondering why he was taking pictures of the ground :)

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    It was flipped afterward. He was getting strange looks because he spent 15 minutes photographing a puddle as he was trying to frame the shot, while everyone around him was photographing the waterfall directly and wondering why he was taking pictures of the ground :)

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    It was flipped afterward. He was getting strange looks because he spent 15 minutes photographing a puddle as he was trying to frame the shot, while everyone around him was photographing the waterfall directly and wondering why he was taking pictures of the ground :)

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    It was flipped afterward. He was getting strange looks because he spent 15 minutes photographing a puddle as he was trying to frame the shot, while everyone around him was photographing the waterfall directly and wondering why he was taking pictures of the ground :)

  • http://twitter.com/thewtb William Brawley

    Could you link to his site, blog or anything that describes HOW this unique photo was taken? Why link to Wikipedia?

  • http://www.petapixel.com Michael Zhang

    We definitely would have, but he requested that we didn’t include a link. Sorry

    The other commenters are right: he framed and photographed the waterfall in a puddle, then flipped the photo afterward to make the waterfall right-side-up. In case you’re wondering, he used a Canon Rebel t2i with a Sigma EX 10-20mm wide angle, shooting at f/6.3 and 1/13.

    Hope that answers your question

  • Scott

    traviscurtis.tumblr.com

  • Scott

    traviscurtis.tumblr.com

  • Anonymous

    traviscurtis.tumblr.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liviu-Lazureanu/100001511602933 Liviu Lazureanu

    looks familiar. same idea. 2010

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liviu-Lazureanu/100001511602933 Liviu Lazureanu

    looks familiar. same idea. 2010

  • http://twitter.com/d7e7r7 David Ritchie

    Why would someone not want extra publicity? 

  • http://twitter.com/d7e7r7 David Ritchie

    Why would someone not want extra publicity? 

  • http://twitter.com/d7e7r7 David Ritchie

    Why would someone not want extra publicity? 

  • Dzparakeetlover

    It looked better when it wasn’t flipped…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nathan-Caulford/571563007 Nathan Caulford

    Nice, but it’s been done. Am I the first to say it?