September 22, 2018 · 8:38 am
Sunrise and sunstar over Upper Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
It’s National Public Lands Day, today, Saturday September 22nd, 2018. Where will you be? Perhaps visiting a national park, monument, recreation area or historic site?
The image above was not taken during National Public Lands Day, but rather during a very early summer morning while touring the boardwalks around Old Faithful, in Upper Geyser Basin. The back-lighting very nicely accentuated the steam rising from the geysers and hot springs, and I wanted to try for a sunstar as well, bumping the aperture up to f/18.
During the summer months, cooler mornings are the best times to view lots of steam as well as avoid the inevitable crowds, who usually don’t get out there until sometime starting at 8:00 a.m. Cool mornings (and wintertime) create more condensation in the air, which makes the landscape steamier than during the hotter portion of the day.
Copyright Rebecca L. Latson, all rights reserved.
Filed under Geology, National Parks, Photography, Seasons, starbursts, summer, sunrise, Travel, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park
Tagged as back-light, backlight, Canon, geyser, hot spring, morning, National Park, Rebecca Latson Photography, rebeccalatsonphotography, steam, sunburst, sunrise, sunstar, upper geyser basin, Wyoming, Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park
April 22, 2018 · 9:34 am
Happy Earth Day to you, this April 22nd, 2018. I feel like I experience Earth Day every time I visit a national park. On this occasion, I was up with scads of other people at Sunrise Point in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, watching: the sunrise.
Filed under 5DS, 5DSR, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canon, Canon Lens, Geology, Landscape, National Parks, Photography, Seasons, Spring, sunrise, Travel
Tagged as 16-35mm f2.8 III, 2018, 5DS, 5DSR, Bryce Canyon, Canon, clouds, Earth Day, f22, geologic, geology, hiking, landscape, landscape photography, morning, National Park, Queens Garden, Rebecca Latson Photography, rebeccalatsonphotography, sunrise, sunstar, trail, travel, Utah, wide angle
You must be logged in to post a comment.