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Magic of the Mist ~Explore~ | by Tom Lussier Photography
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Magic of the Mist ~Explore~

~ Lower Falls of the Yellowstone ~


The Yellowstone River plunges over 300 feet to the canyon bottom spewing up a staggering amount of never ending mist hundreds of feet into the air. These gossamer tendrils of spray softly highlight the ridges and trees in a mystical light from the low, late afternoon sun. Have you ever been somewhere and suddenly had the feeling that you were transported to a magical realm of beauty and wonder? :) That maybe some elves, a troll or a band of Native Americans from thousands of years ago were going to appear at any moment. Well that is exactly what went through my mind as I looked at this scene through the viewfinder of my camera.


I'm pretty sure if I ever get back to this amazing place I'd make every effort to get there for this late afternoon show. The contrast is special but shooting into the harsh light did make for a bit of a challenge and required the use of my hat placed about two feet above and in front of the lens to keep lens flare away. This was taken from Artist Point on the East side of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.


This photo has been on Explore: Highest position: 127 on Thursday, August 18, 2011


Please have a look at this on black and thank you, in advance, for the any comments, critiques, etc. :)

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Taken on September 5, 2010