Yellowstone River Rapids

On February 19, 2017, in Wyoming, by admin


Yellowstone River Rapids

Yellowstone River Rapids (click to enlarge)

This image comes from the lower falls of the Yellowstone River.  The Brink of the Lower Falls trail takes you from parking along North Rim Drive to the top of the falls.  While the trail is pretty steep, views from the observation platform and noise from the water are well worth the effort.

Before arriving at the observation platform, the trail parallels to the Yellowstone River.  There are several rapids along this stretch of the river that make for images with an abstract or watercolor effect.  This image was taken with a shutter speed of 0.4 seconds, so use a tripod to eliminate photographer induced blur.

Yellowstone River Lower Falls Observation Area: N44 43 05.53 W110 29 46.81

Canyonlands National Park Panorama

On September 6, 2014, in Utah, by admin
Canyonlands National Park Panorama

Canyonlands National Park Panorama (click to enlarge)

One more (maybe) iPhone snapshot.  This one uses the panorama mode on the phone.  I am actually a little bit impressed with this; compared to my Really Right Stuff PG-02 Pro Omni-Pivot Package panorama rig, this was much easier.  Although this does get soft once you start zooming in, a problem I don’t have with my Really Right Stuff  gear.

Located near Moab, Utah, Canyonlands National Park is a good companion to Arches National Park.

N38 18 36.40
W109 51 23.79

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Double Arch – Arches National Park

On August 22, 2014, in Utah, by admin
Double Arch, Arches National Park

Double Arch, Arches National Park (click to enlarge)

Yikes!! Another iPhone snapshot taken on the same vacation with a group of non-photographers as in the previous post.  Double Arch is one of THE places to photograph in Arches National Park.  Of course, traveling with non-photographers one does not get to such a place an hour before sunrise.  This image was taken at 11 AM, so the light was just starting to turn on me.On the other hand, if I did get there for sunrise, I would not have the people in the snapshot, so the viewer would not appreciate the immense size of this arch.  Then again, that is what my wife is for!


N 38 41 29.91

W 109 32 25.05