The Aftermath

Last year, after a workshop I was teaching in Grand Teton National Park was over, a few friends and I took an impromptu run up to Yellowstone.  There were several memories made on this trip and even more great photos!

The photo below was taken at Old Faithful.  Not really planning on photographing it at this time, we kind of casually pulled up for a restroom stop.  Then on our way out the geyser was erupting, so we grabbed our cameras and took a few shots.  By the time we had cameras and got close enough most of the crowd had dispersed and the eruption was all but over.

I normally don't include people in my photos often, but when they do a few things like show scale...and emotion, it's hard not to.  

I quickly grabbed this image with my Tamron 24-70mm lens.  I shot it at 70mm mostly because we were late and I am slow.  I needed all the reach the lens had.  I shot this in Aperture Priority at F/16.  Setting the ISO to 100 yielded a shutter speed of 1/60th.  That is a bit slow, but the VC of the lens kicked in and helped out a lot!

After processing in Lightroom I sent this image over to the Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 filter to do the black and white conversion.  I added some grain during the black and white processing step.  I am pleased with the classic look.