Last week I had another assignment due for my photography class. The assignment was to capture different images very close up or even with a macro lens. Unfortunately I don’t own a macro lens yet but I did rent one for a few days to give it a try and to have some fun taking pictures.
I ran into other obstacles with this assignment. The weather has been clear but very cold and many of the flowers that I love to photograph are almost dead because it has been freezing every night.
On our last day in the park we drove by Yellowstone lake on our way to the Southern entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The lake was beautiful and is very large. The park guide stated that the lake is the largest mountain lake in North America. The photographs were cropped to really dramatize the shoreline and the mountains behind the trees.
Yellowstone has a large range of wildlife and unfortunately I only captured a few photographs of some of the wildlife. I did get some shots of the bison and some others but there were only two photographs that I thought were good enough to share.
Yellowstone Falls was very beautiful. The park made it very easy to see the falls. The colors of the canyon are what make Yellowstone park Yellow. Both of the pictures are exactly the same photograph. One showing the colors and one mixed in monochrome.
While leaving the Teton National Park on our way to Yellowstone National Park, I pulled over at a turnout on the northern end of Jackson Lake. I was impressed with the clouds and the lighting that was hitting the mountains and the lake.
One of the lakes at the foot of the Teton Mountains is called Jenny Lake. The lake has a trail the follows the eastern shore. I took several photographs at the south shore and the ones I am sharing are from the northern shore. One was taken up on a small hill and the other was taken down near the water.
Teton National Park is probably one of my most favorite national parks. It is stunningly beautiful and the grander of the mountains just blows me away. I spent hours photographing these mountains from different locations. Although I didn’t not document my locations, I hope that I have approximately located these photographs for the turnouts that I took them at.
Elk Ranch Flats Turnout: The fence and the colors were just amazing at his location.
Elk Ranch Flats Turnout: This photograph was taken when it was a little more cloudy. This photograph has so much more meaning to me because of the horses that were roaming the ranch. There were about six horses. My mom inspired the love that I have for horses.
Teton Point Turnout: This was a great photograph that just looked stunning in black and white (a monochome mixture using a red filter).
Willow Flats Overlook: This photograph is taken on a small butte that overlooks Jackson Lake and also the Teton Range. There was a moose about fifty feet away from where I was taking this photograph.
Every fall the University of Utah has a fall break which is much like a traditional spring break. I had a whole week off of school and also decided to take a week off of work to enjoy the time. It was amazing. I decided to do a little bit of traveling and decided to go to Yellowstone National Park and also to Teton National Park.
Over the course of a few days, I amassed about two thousand photographs. Many of these photographs did not turn out too good but some of the other ones were excellent. I have a few photographs that I want to share and they will be broken up into different articles on my blog.
Please enjoy the photographs. Don’t exploit them. If you really like the photographs, please let me know or feel free to leave a comment.