After departing Glacier National Park last week I made a one night stop in Yellowstone National Park. What do you photograph at night in Yellowstone? If you’re me, Old Faithful erupting at night with the Big Dipper in the background.
I was fortunate that the weather was clear on this particular night as it allowed for the moon to illuminate the scene evenly and it made it easy to capture the starry sky above. On the other hand my timing could have been better. I missed the 10:15pm eruption and had to wait approximately 80 minutes for the next one. For nearly 80 minutes it was just me and the Big Dipper passing time. While I was hoping to avoid a long wait, it was a relaxing evening none-the-less.
Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, f/4, 20 seconds at ISO 2500
[tags]photography, landscape, nature, Old Faithful, Wyoming, Yellowstone, National Park, stock photo, stock picture, Big Dipper, Ursa Major[/tags]