I captured this image of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone from Artist Point, a popular spot to view the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone. There are multiple locations from which to photograph the Lower Falls but I thought this one was the best. I especially like the tall pine in the foreground. I was very impressed by the Canyon. I had no idea that it was as large as it is. It is no surprise that so many people like to come up here to paint the Canyon and the Falls.
The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is twenty miles long, up to 4,000-feet wide and up to 1,200-feet deep. Artist Point is a cliff on the south rim of the Canyon. The point was originally named in 1883 by Frank Jay Haynes who improperly believed that the point was the place at which painter Thomas Moran sketched his 1872 depictions of the falls. Later work determined that the sketches were made from the north rim, but the name Artist Point stuck. It is still a magnificent place to view and paint the Falls.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 100mm. I captured this image using my tripod for support. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/5, shutter speed at 1/100th of a second and the ISO set at 100. This is a single image processed in Lightroom then finalized in Photoshop using Color Efex Pro.
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