Gibbon Falls is a popular stop for tourists visiting Yellowstone National Park. I stopped there to photograph the falls during my recent trip to the park and immediately decided that this was going to be a black and white photo. The dark rock formations against silky-white water accentuated the steps that the water takes on its way down to the bottom of the falls.
Gibbon Falls is located on the Gibbon River in the northwestern part of Yellowstone. The falls have a drop of approximately 84 feet. They are located roadside, and access to the overlooks is quite easy. The falls were first described by William Henry Jackson during the second Hayden geological survey of 1871. There is no historical record as to how they got their name, but by the mid 1880’s, they were routinely referred to as Gibbon Falls in both government and commercial accounts of the park.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 148mm. I used a tripod for stability. The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode with the aperture set at f/18, shutter speed at 1/4th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for this image. This is a single image processed in Lightroom.
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