Foggy at the Falls

Artist Point, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Lower Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park is such a diverse and large park that it often boggles the mind to see it's different geological wonders. I have posted a number of images of the sulphuric thermal features, and thought it was time to show what is on the other side of the park. Here we have a shot taken from Artist Point of the Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. It is a popular location for tourists to visit, but I almost didn't even get out of bed for this one.

I woke up before dawn,  took a look outside, and saw that the weather was rather bad. It was extremely foggy and raining a bit. I figured that there was no way that I would be able to shoot the falls at sunrise, since there wasn't going to be one that day. I almost crawled back into bed, but, what the heck, I was up already. I headed toward the falls and could barely see the road. I was the only car in the parking lot, and as I trudged to the lookout, I realized that the lower falls was actually below the horizon line and that I could get some decent images where the fog would add some great atmosphere. As I was shooting, I heard some people talking, and thought that some other adventurous photographer had taken a gamble. Boy was I wrong. It was actually  two groups of tourists that had arrived on two buses. Goodbye peaceful shooting, but, thankfully, I was just finishing up.