Today I met a very nice couple (newlyweds) from the Spokane area. We only talked for maybe twenty minutes. Two people who have helped others most their lives. One a retired Pastor and the other works at the VA Hospital. Delightful people! One of the joys of my trip to Yellowstone.
Today though I saw quit a bit of wildlife it felt like a Scenic Day shooting day. A real test for my NOT-so-good abilities at scenic beauties offered here in Yellowstone. Water was my draw. Starting with Gibbon Falls.
Then on to Hayden Valley. Mid-day. Not the best time to shoot. Had lunch in the shade along the river. Watched the “folks” going crazy around the Buffalo. Those foreigners are amazing. Real stupid. Yes some were getting almost close enough to pet the buffalo! Simply amazing.
After lunch I hiked back a mile or so from the road in Hayden Valley. Peace and quiet. My next stop was the falls near Nez Pierce. A popular place to shoot.
At the falls the reflections in the water were incredible. I ran into a wonderful friend and famous photographer Laurie Excel. She had a photo excursion group with her. It was fun to catch up quickly with her.
Of course I need to add to my elk collection. Especially when the light was PERFECT!!!!
Just before the sun went behind the mountain I rushed back up the Madison and had took get this Black and White. Beautiful!!! All the elements where is place for just a minute or two!