a teatray in the sky

yellowstone one-a-days: day 3

Posted in 5D Mark II, National Parks, Photography, Technique and Development, Yellowstone National Park by firthefirst on September 16, 2010

old faithful is the one thing about yellowstone that everyone has heard of … but I think anyone that has spent more than three hours in the park will tell you it’s probably one of the less spectacular things the park has to offer (I can name at least four geysers that erupt on a daily basis that are more impressive).

that being said, it’s still old faithful … but when you’re photographing it, it really needs a bit of help.  either stunning light or a killer backdrop will do, and this time I was more captivated by the zebra-like clouds streaking the sky behind OF’s plume than the scraggly plume itself.

[exif: 5D Mark II,  Canon 16-35 f/2.8 L II,  ISO 100,  f/11,  1/125]

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  1. clicksey said, on September 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    This photo is fantastic, as are your other ones from Yellow Stone. This is definitely a place I’ll have to visit in my life. Thanks for the wonderful photos 🙂

    • firthefirst said, on September 17, 2010 at 10:32 am

      thanks! it definitely is a place worth visiting, and very unlike almost any other place on earth. if you do go out here, though, definitely definitely go to Jackson Hole (Grand Tetons) as well.

      I’ll be posting photos from that part of the trip later

  2. truels said, on September 17, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Found your blog today for the first time – but not the last!!: Very fine pictures you have captured here from Yellowstone National Park. I’ll be back!

    • firthefirst said, on September 17, 2010 at 10:34 am

      thanks for reading, always nice to see fellow photo bloggers stopping by

  3. Scott Paden said, on September 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    Hey John, great photograph. I think this printed large scale on the wall across from the kitchen would be a great vista while trying to salvage the next pan I attempt to destroy. See you tomorrow.

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