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Jul 13, 2007 11:41 |  #1

Hi all,

I have a business trip next week that might give me a chance to spend a half of a day or so in Yellowstone. What I'm wondering is if you had the chance at spending about 6-8 hours in Yellowstone where would you go to take some pics? I would like something a little off the beaten path - seems like everybody takes pics of Old Faithful. TIA.

I have a XT, kit lens, nifty, Tamron 28-75 and am picking up a 70-300 Sigma APO soon. I'm thinking the kit for WA and siggy for everything else.


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Jul 13, 2007 11:47 |  #2

Yellowstone National Park? I'm sure you'll find some amazing shots there.

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Jul 13, 2007 11:51 as a reply to  @ Photo-addict's post |  #3

I'm hoping to. Never been there before and am looking forward to it. Really would like to see some bears - from a VERY safe distance :).


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Jul 13, 2007 11:54 |  #4

You can find anything anywhere. Good luck what lens are you taking?


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Jul 13, 2007 12:04 as a reply to  @ themtkid's post |  #5

Kit lens, nifty 50, Tamron 28-75 and a Sigma 70-300 that I'm picking up in the next day or so.


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Jul 13, 2007 12:28 |  #6

take the tamron 28-75 and the sigma 70-300 thats all you really need


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Jul 13, 2007 12:39 as a reply to  @ themtkid's post |  #7

Themtkid,

Any suggestions as to where to go in Yellowstone? I will be coming in from the west along I-90.


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Jul 13, 2007 22:52 as a reply to  @ davecole650's post |  #8

From the north entrance go to Minerva Terrace it is one of the prettiest wonders in the park and there is plenty right up the road to keep you busy...
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Jul 15, 2007 20:26 as a reply to  @ jeptranport's post |  #9

I just spent 10 wonderful days shooting in Yellowstone, so many places to see. Old Faithful is always the same. Make sure you see Grand Prismatic WOW it's amazing especially with an UWA lens.
We spent time with our friend who is the photographer for the national parks so we saw things that alot of people don't. Be sure to shoot the Harlequin ducks they are amazing ducks.
Ask a ranger and they can give you pointers on what to see while you're there. Pelicans are always fun to shoot just out of Fishing Bridge. Also Indian Pond the hike around it is nice, lots of marmots (sp)
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Jul 16, 2007 13:46 as a reply to  @ harleygirl239's post |  #10

Old Faithful is a must because of how well known it is. The Old Faithful Inn is a tremendous building and would make a great picture. I loved the Midway Geyser area, especially the Grand Prismatic Geyser. There are so many things to take pictures of so best of luck.


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Jul 16, 2007 13:55 as a reply to  @ RobotDoctor's post |  #11

The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is also a tremendous picture taking route. Here is one of my favorite shots I took last summer.


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Jul 16, 2007 14:13 as a reply to  @ RobotDoctor's post |  #12

Personally, I enjoyed the northern parts of the park much better. I got more wildlife shots and there were fewer people. From the north entrance to the northeast entrance (highlighted in pink), I "shot" moose, sheep, bear and deer in several locations. Also got some of my favorite sweeping landscape shots up there.

I'll agree with RobotDoctor and say that the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is also not to be missed, although you'll deal with more people there.


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Jul 16, 2007 14:16 |  #13

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Personally, I enjoyed the northern parts of the park much better. I got more wildlife shots and there were fewer people. From the north entrance to the northeast entrance (highlighted in pink), I "shot" moose, sheep, bear and deer in several locations. Also got some of my favorite sweeping landscape shots up there.

I'll agree with RobotDoctor and say that the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone is also not to be missed, although you'll deal with more people there.

We entered YNP through the north enterance but did not do much with regards to the highlighted route. I think our next visit will focus on this area as I also heard that it is very scenic and not as populated. :cool:


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Jul 16, 2007 14:30 |  #14

From my own personal experience of having spent a week just in the park a few years ago, I'd offer the following "rough" ranking of places to see:

1) Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: a) Red Rock Trail for a close, awesome view of the Lower Falls; b) Uncle Tom's Trail for the breathtaking vertical ladder down for even closer view of the Lower Falls. If you have any heart conditions, then avoid it; and c) Artist's Point, the most photographed spot in the Yellowstone, period. I thought I was in a dream when I was at this particular spot.

2) The Old Faithful (for the incredible Inn itself and of course for the 10 minute interval eruptions)

3) Hayden Valley to see wild animals -- bears, pronghorn deers, bison, etc.

4) Mammoth Hot Springs: Lower and Upper Terraces. If you choose to visit this area, then stop by the "Boiling River" nearby for thermal soaking.

I could go on and on with the list, but the above are the ones I'd recommend given your short duration of stay, particularly the number one.



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Jul 16, 2007 17:46 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #15

Just look at the map and see all you can. The geysers are something to see, there are a few around Old Faithful that are fun to shoot and watch. The first pic is the walk around Old Faithful & the second be sure and find the Harlequin Ducks they are so much fun to watch they stay in rapids and are really pretty


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