Rocky Mountain Gold – Day 7 – Yellowstone National Park

Given our intention to photograph the sunrise over the Madison Valley it was a very early start to day 7. For a change the weather was fine with broken clouds. I managed to capture a few nice shots, but nothing spectacular.

Having got the sunrise out of the way we moved on to Tangled Creek. First thing in the morning is by far the best time to photograph this particular area as the overnight frost tends to cause steam to rise off the creek, which winds its way amongst the trees. The following two shots are favourites from my time at Tangled Creek.

Skeleton Trees  in Morning Light, Tangled Creek

Morning Mist, Tangled Creek

After breakfast at the Old Faithful visitor centre we walked around the many pools, springs and geysers making up the Upper Geyer Basin. I’d photographed many on my previous winter visits, but hadn’t managed to get anything I liked of Crested Pool,  Grotto Geyser or Morning Glory. This time I was determined to get a respectable photograph of each.

Crested Pool, Upper Geyser Basin

Grotto Geyser, Upper Geyser Basin

Normally, a polarising filter is used to reduce reflections in the pools, but on this occasion I like the reflection of the cloud in Morning Glory, so removed the filter before taking the shot.

Morning Glory and Cloud Reflection, Upper Geyser Basin

Our final stop of the day was the Midway Geyser Basin. I took quite a few shots of the various pools and springs, but for a change also included some of the silhouettes of people walking along the boardwalks.

Boardwalk, Grand Prismatic Spring, Midway Geyser Basin

** Disclaimer** Above images are quick previews specifically for this blog so that friends and family can see how I’m getting on.

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