The Yellowstone River drops over two waterfalls in a few hundred yards. This is the smaller Upper Falls (109ft); downstream are the Lower Falls, which are a crazy 308ft high (twice the height of Niagara, though very much narrower), at the head of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The photo was taken from the trail to the top of the Lower Falls, which is a very steep third of a mile — the drop from the canyon rim is about 600ft — but well worth it for the spectacular views.
This was taken in early June, which is late spring in Yellowstone, so the rivers are swollen with melted snow from the mountains. The flow in spring is ten or twelve times what you'd see later in the year.
All comments and criticism welcome. It's deliberately dark but it does look excessively so on some monitors. Helen is hereby challenged to come up with an effective diagonal version.
Monday, 22nd June, 2009.
187mm, f/5.6, 1/800s, ISO-100.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 400D |
|Lens:||Canon 70-200mm f/4 L IS |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|