November 13, 2010

Yellowstone, October 23rd - 25th

Canon 7D with 500/4.0L IS set in Aperture priority mode at f/7.1, ISO400, and 1/640th of a second. Exposure bias of +2/3 shot from a beanbag.

Typically I make a late October trip to focus on some end of the season hiking. In the past there has also been reliable Bears and Owls to photograph too; but this year was a little off. I love cool/cold weather, inversely I strongly dislike warm/hot weather, so I love October for hiking as there is little to no snow and the temps are more in my comfort zone. As with most of my trips focused on hiking I end up with few images to share; but that is okay sometime you just need to focus on being in Yellowstone. Monday the first real snow of the fall was acting like it wanted to push through in a big way; but it was a letdown (Cooke City had forecasted over 20" for the three days).

The trip was not without good wildlife viewing: I got to watch two cow Moose feed in Swan Lake, the Lamar Canyon pack was visible smaller than dots one morning, and the coyotes were out and about everywhere (I enjoyed watching them; but the light was not great for shooting).

Make the jump to go through the online gallery, if you decide to take a look around I would appreciate any comments/criticisms or even just a quick thumbs up to your favorites.

If you have questions, ask... I have published all of the camera information with each image and added full keywords to share just about anything you would want to know about the images.


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