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Sep 20

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park

Well I finally took my first vacation of the year with two of my friends Ben and Alex. Although you're not going to see any pictures of our camping just yet, we roughed it backpacking 5 of the 7 days. Our trip planning had us seeing the Tetons for 2 nights, Yellowstone for 4 nights, and the last night in Jackson Hole. I'll try to limit my talking for now of the trip for later but focus on the photographs first. Ok, first the gear.
  1. Nikon D200
  2. 2 Batteries
  3. 18-200VR
  4. Velbon Tripod
  5. Nikon Polarizer
  6. SanDisk Extreme III 8 and 4 GB
This is a shot of the start of our climb to our 6500 ft camp site half way up towards that tall mountain you see beyond the trees. Grand Teton - Snake River Trail Head Grand Teton - D200 18-200mm @ 22mm ISO 100 1/125 sec / f 5.6 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB And our hike out the next morning onward to Paintbrush Divide and one on our way out of the Tetons the following morning.Grand Teton at Paintbrush divide Grand Teton - Hiking out of the Tetons The photo below is the morning that we camped on Ice Lake. This is the sight that I woke up to around 6:00am. We had been hearing Elk talk to each other all night long and I couldn't lay in bed any longer, I got up, saw the fog, grabbed the camera and this was the first photo I took of it. Yellowstone National Park - Ice Lake Yellowstone National Park - Ice Lake Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 100 9 sec / f 3.5 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB The colors of the hot springs. Yellowstone National Park - Hot Springs Yellowstone National Park - Hot Springs Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 56mm ISO 100 1/200 sec / f 7.1 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB A common scene in Yellowstone. Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park - Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 100 1/250 sec / f 8.0 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB From our camp site the light night, what a view. Yellowstone National Park - D4L Campsite Yellowstone National Park - Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 24mm ISO 400 1/45 sec / f 16.0 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB Burnt trees by our campsite on the last night as we hiked back from Fairy Falls to our camp site. Yellowstone National Park - Near Fairy Falls Yellowstone National Park - Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 62mm ISO 200 1/60 sec / f 4.8 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB The Bison that invaded our camp site, this dude was not happy with us. Yellowstone National Park - The bison moved into our campsite Yellowstone National Park - Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 200mm ISO 400 1/45 sec / f 5.6 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB That morning's beautiful sunrise. Yellowstone National Park - Sunrise Yellowstone National Park - Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 31mm ISO 100 5 sec / f 22 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB Another photo of our last morning there Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone National Park - Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 18mm ISO 100 1/100 sec / f 5.0 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB Can't go to Yellostone without posting a photo of Old Faithful Yellowstone National Park - Old Faithful Yellowstone National Park - Old Faithful Nikon D200 18-200mm @ 70mm ISO 100 1/320 sec / f 9.0 on a SanDisk Extreme III 8GB
  • Pantera (from CFOT)

    Awesome pictures. Makes me wish to visit. You have talent. Keep up the good work.