We love travelling to National Parks, one of our favorite is Yellowstone-Grandteton national park combo. Here are the pictures that we took while we were there on fall 2012. Majestic and lovely, isn’t it. This makes me want to fly over there and visited them once again.
Our trip started in Old Faithful geyser complex. We were lucky to catch the gOld Faithful geyser eruption not long after we arrived. We also took a stroll around since the complex is full of geysers.
This is my favorite. The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, viewed from Artist Point. Isn’t it so breathtaking. I could literally stand there for an hour or more just to enjoy the view. It’s soo soo ..beautiful.
Not to forget the Mammoth Hot Spring. As the name implies, it is a really huge complex of hot spring. I really love its golden color. From what I read, this golden color is actually brought by the bacterias living there. Eww..is that true?
On our way to Jackson Hole, we passed through Grand Teton National Park. We were fortunate to see the Tetons just before sunset. Blue skies, Tetons, golden-colored forest, and the Snake River, what a marvelous scenery.
We also had a chance to spot a moose on his meal time!
All in all, it was a superb long weekend.
Amazing location, and wonderful shots!
A very nice scene. I really like the quiet light and peufecal mood. The colors are great. I like the distinct bands water, trees, mountains, sky. The water band is even three bands within itself because there’s a patch of tiny wind-driven waves that’s sandwiched by smoother water. What I mean to say, is the composition has a pleasing horizontal flow to it.However, the horizontal flow is disturbed just a bit by the assymetry in the tree band on the right side of the photo. There’s a small hill that rises upwards as you move right, and also the shoreline curves towards you a bit. This gives the photo more weight on the right side. This isn’t a big deal at all it’s an excellent photo. Just pointing out that I feel that there’s a nice horizontal thing going on that’s a little disturbed by the assymetry in the bands . Thinking more on it, I guess having each band perfectly contained within parallel, horizontal lines would be a little boring Anyway, it’s a beautiful scene and I’ve enjoyed looking at it. Makes me wish I was there.Murry’s question about the one-stop, two-shot combo got me thinking. I’ve done that myself many times in my own photography. I do it to get the highest quality I can. The shot taken to get the sky might have a lot of the darker land pixels pushed far down the histogram. Taking a second shot that’s one-stop slower will get those darker land pixels pushed further towards the right in the histogram and therefore have better quality (greater bit depth).It just depends on the scene. My guess is that this scene could probably have been captured by one exposure, but the darker pixels would have been pretty close to the left (dark) wall of the histogram. And it’s often hard to judge (even using a RGB histogram) if the shadows have been clipped or not. The second shot taken at one-stop slower would guarantee that there’s no low-end clipping.