My friend George Chen e-mailed me about taking a bus tour to Yellowstone National Park one evening in mid August. I said, “sounds good to me”, so we made plans to leave late September to take advantage of cooler temperatures and less tourist. This particular bus tour stopped at many interesting places in the seven days traveling and I will post additional pictures from the trip in my blog at www.TheRetiredPhotographer.com/blog in the weeks to come.
The tour bus left very early in the morning from West Yellowstone, where we stayed overnight. It was a rainy foggy morning heading towards the falls with Upper Yellowstone Falls being our first stop. Upon arriving at the upper falls, I didn’t know what to expect so I left my Canon 5DMkII in the bus because of the wet weather but I did have my trusty Canon G12 tucked into a jacket pocket. Walking down to the viewing area was a little slippery in the rain but all forgotten when we arrived looking up to the right where the falls actually started. The upper falls are a series of small step falls leading down to where the lower falls drop steeply into a the Yellowstone Canyon.
As you can see in the image the wet rock and fog give the picture a different dimension. This is a straight shot tweaked in Lightroom 4 and yes, the foreground water was this shade of green.
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