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The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone HDR | by Brandon Kopp
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The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone HDR

On my second day in Yellowstone National Park, I made the 1.25 hour drive from the Old Faithful area to the Canyon area of Yellowstone and made it there an hour before sunrise. I spent the first few minutes of the sunrise on the North Rim before heading to Artist's Point. From this vantage point, I tried a lot of different things (3 lenses, 2 filters, dozens of compositions) and this is the one I liked the most. I like that the photo focuses on the canyon and includes the waterfall without making it a centerpiece. I don't hold any illusion that this is a unique photo, but it was a shot in the dark for me and I'm glad that it turned out as well as it did.


This picture is composed of 5 images merged to HDR in Photomatix Pro.


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Taken on September 16, 2013