A frequent photoblog with select favorites of my photographs. Subjects are typically nature, landscape, astrophotos, existing light.
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Monday, August 20, 2012
After our late afternoon visit to Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park on Thursday July 26, we drove east past Yellowstone Lake and out the East Entrance towards Cody Wyoming - a place I'd visited during one of my families trips between Oregon and Michigan when I was 8 years old. We found a campground with a couple empty camp sites well after dark at the Newton Creek Campground along the North Fork of the Shoshone River. We were greeted by these views in the morning when we finally saw our surroundings in sunlight. The steep hills and cliffs in the area are composed of sandstone debris flows with many sharp features including at least one window and one cave (see below) visible from this campground. The image above is a panorama composed of 4 portrait format images taken with my 24mm lens with exposures of 1/1250 seconds at f/4, ISO 400.
Just off the left edge of the panorama above was this small cave feature near the top center. This first image shows the setting for the next two and was taken with my 24mm lens with an exposure of 1/125 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Zooming in some, you can see more detail along with hints of many of the features on the cliffside in which this cave sits. This image was taken with my 75-300mm zoom at 75mm focal length with an exposure of 1/125 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Finally, zoomed in to 300mm focal length, you can see the cave interior as well as the sharp hoodoos on the left as well as along the top of the cliff and some coarse layering in the sandstone cliffs below the cave. This image was taken with an exposure of 1/320 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 400.