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Old Aug 27, 2008, 11:16 PM   #1
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We've been having a great time getting up early, driving some place and taking a ton of pictures.

First, I tried to copy Rick's fog pictures. First hint of what was to come a little further down the road:



Then we saw this:



It's not exactly fog, it's really steam. It spread across the road, lowering visibility:



We were through the steam/fog fairly quickly.



I like this picture because you can see the snags still standing from the 1988 wildfires, along with the tops of the young lodgepole pines that have reforested the area.

It's a good thing we ran into the fogAFTER we came upon this driving hazard.



The picture isn't very good - it was early morning and the sun wasn't above the hills so the scene had little natural light. The picture is at ISO 1600, 1/40 sec and I was using a 300mm lens. That's way too slow even forSR! The picture is vertically full frame, I just cropped a bit from the right side. Needless to say, I moved right after I took this shot.

As an aside, I've discovered that trying to photograph bison is similar to shooting pictures of crows. They're just bigger.
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Old Aug 28, 2008, 12:40 AM   #2
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Where did the steam come from? And do the buffalos roam the countryside, or were you in an enclosed area?

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Old Aug 28, 2008, 1:52 AM   #3
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Where did the steam come from? And do the buffalos roam the countryside, or were you in an enclosed area?

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Yes, I also would like to know, but anyway, the mist shots are beautifuly eerie.
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Wow again! And, I really like the third shot again. I'm sounding like a recording here.

That bison is huge. Were you out of the car when you shot him? Yikes!

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Old Aug 28, 2008, 7:44 AM   #5
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The steam was coming from the geothermal features of the Norris Geyser Basin (hot springs, mud pots and geysers). The bison are wild, and as you can see, they use the roads to get from point A to point B. I was standing right outside the car - we had stopped at a fair distance, butit kept walking toward us. I took this picture and promptly moved to put the car between us. It stopped not far from the car and scratched it's head against some trees, at which point I took one more picture and left.

I actually have better pictures of bison taken elsewhere, but thought this one fit into the topic here (and it's rather funny, too). I'll probably do a separate thread about wildlife.
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Yellowstone is always a great place to take photos. I always wanted to go out there in winter since the hot springs are active then too and I thought the contrast with the snow would be fun.

The shot of the steam was great and keep the Fit away from large animals.

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I like no. 4 Harriet with the stick forms rising from the mist!

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More Awesome Shots!!! I also vote #4 as my favorite


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More excellent shots Harriet.

Lucky you didn't come up against the Bison in steam!!!!



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