This is a photograph taken of Vernal falls, Yosemite National Park from the top of the Mist trail.
The Trail starts near Happy Isle and winds its way up along the Merced River. There are basically 3 stages of where to take photographs from. The first stage is from the wooden bridge. This gives you a really nice long view of the Merced River, some nice twists in the river, and a view from a distance of the falls. The second stage is about half way up the John Muir trailhead which allows you to venture out over some large boulders and get some awesome “rushing” water images and still see the falls.
The last stage is near the top where this photograph was taken and allows you to get up close to the falls and see some of the moss and rocks and mist as the waterfall clearly exposes itself.
Vernal Falls is the most dangerous of all the falls at Yosemite National Park. There are a lot of slippery rocks and moss even on the trail and some of the steps are wet. This entire hike is well worth it and remember to take photographs at each of the stages. At the end, you can also check out Emerald Pool and the Silver Apron.
Photograph taken with a Canon Elan, 20mm lens, f11 at 2 secs.