Extreme Yellowstone…The Falls By Moonlight

One of the reasons I have wanted to come stay at Yurt Camp is to photograph Yellowstone Falls under a full moon. Unfortunately, the weather was a bit uncooperative and the skies have been cloudy the last two nights. With one last shot for this adventure we had all but given up hope when the skies cleared a bit. We threw on our snow clothes, grabbed our cameras and headed to the falls while the moon played peek a boo in and out of the clouds. We headed out to the viewpoint set up and the moon appeared lighting the falls. We quickly established the correct exposure fired off a few shots and the moon disappeared behind a huge wall of clouds. The sun never hits the falls in the winter but, the moon lit them up almost like daylight…


Nikon D3S, AF-S 24-120mm f4 VR

Turning 180 degrees was the view shooting itowards the moon…


Nikon D3S, AF-S 24-120mm f4 VR

It was a special moment to enjoy Lower Yellowstone Falls by moonlight; one that not many people have the opportunity to see in winter. Thanks Photo Gods for making it happen. Stay tuned.