Continuing with my theme of photos taken on that ridiculously long trip of mine, here is a shot I’d like to share with you all. Moose Falls is a fantastic waterfall located in the interior of Yellowstone National Park. I was lucky to have been visiting with family, for this part of the trip. My cousin, Luke, and I took a commercial snowmobile tour on the park’s snowpacked roads. We stopped at a few waterfalls, geothermal pools, and geysers along the way, and this was by far the most photogenic subject. Due to a few 40 degree days, the waterfalls were flowing quite a bit. In the ten [boooo] minutes I spent photographing here, I probably had to wipe my lens dry two dozen times due to spray from the falls and a light snowfall. Anyhow… Here it is.
Yet another one from my lengthy trip. I’m almost done catching up with the processing! Here’s one I shot from the Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction, CO. I got up there just as a snowstorm was moving out, and was treated to this wonderful view at sunset.
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This image was taken upstream of Faux Falls, easily my favorite place inside the Moab Valley. It had snowed a few inches, so I figured it’d make for some interesting photographs. This image is a double processed and blended RAW file. I’ve been feeling like my processing hasn’t been very good lately, so I’m trying to step that up a bit.
Yet another from Moab, Utah in Arches National Park. Delicate Arch is quite the iconic image, but I’m happy because I feel like I got something a little different. I think this is the third or fourth time I processed this, but I’m happy with it now. Gotta love it when light peeks through dark storm clouds!
From Canyonlands National Park this past December. I was lucky to find the Island in the Sky district like this; seeming as if it truly was an island in the sky! Bret and I had a heck of a time shooting for a few hours while these conditions stuck around.
On a different note… Spring is finally beginning to hit my home area and I can’t be more excited. I’m heading out this week for a few days of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail without the camera gear, and hope to hit it hard when I get back!
I’ve been back home now for a few days, and I have a couple thousand more images to go through now! I’m going to be doing it in a loosely chronological order. For that reason, I’m still working through this past December!
Here are two more from the amazing Death Valley.
This one was from Zabriskie Point, and was taken about twenty minutes before sunrise. I just loved the thousands of compositional options with using a longer lens here.
This second one is from Zabriskie as well, but on my last day in the park. I thought the clouds were interesting that afternoon, so I shot from a few overlooks. I’m not very proficient with black and white, and I have no problem admitting it. If you have any feedback regarding this one I’d love it.
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