I love a good sun flare. I’m pretty sure all of the photography purists out there cringe at all the imperfections and how it ruins a shot – but there’s something about an image like this that just makes you squint a bit, and I think in a good way. The morning sunlight was so rich and saturating.
This shot came out exactly how I had hoped…..after waking up to shoot the sunrise over Yellowstone Lake, I was walking back towards the lodge for breakfast when I decided to turn one last time back towards the lake. I wanted to catch the scene after I realized how great the grass looked in front of me – and when I turned around, it was blindingly bright but the little path I took to get to the water and the lonely tree made for an interesting shot.
A couple of my favorite images from the Saturday morning sunrise in Yellowstone National Park at Yellowstone Lake. These images were taken with my 10-stop neutral density filter, with exposure times of more than one minute. Going for an interesting and different look here….I like the softer and sunrise appropriate feel.
Another gorgeous morning, and another sunrise captured. This was taken on the shore of Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park. It was a bit colder at elevation – a brisk 30 degrees or so, which can be a bit colder than you’d expect (especially without gloves!). When we first got to the waterfront from our lodge just up the street, the sky was starting to brighten and the clouds were getting their first taste of pink sunrise color. It was quite peaceful standing on the sandy shore despite the cold air, and waiting for the day to begin.