Winter Light on Horsetail Fall And El Capitan, Taken from Taft Point, Yosemite. Following making Horsetail Fall on the Merced River, I wanted to photograph the phenomenon from a wilder, lonelier perspective. I should have been careful what I wished for. I skied 22 miles on one of the coldest days of the year. I got out after midnight exhausted, cold and with blistered feet. I love the result though and hope you do as well.