This is where it happened in August of 2007, the Lower Falls located at Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon. My family and I had gone to Yellowstone National Park that summer. Although I had a distant past as a photographer, I had been using the family’s point and shoot camera for almost twenty years.
However, this trip to the Lower Falls would change my life. While walking back up the mountain I began talking to a photographer. While the trail back to the parking lot is less than an half a mile from the falls, it’s so steep that you would swear that it was several miles long. As we walked, I questioned him about his equipment and some of the changes that had occurred in digital photography. I was very encouraged to learn that photography had become more affordable in recent years. Do you remember the prices the first digital cameras? By the time we reach the top I was hooked. I purposed right then that I was going to save up and get back into photography.
What’s your story? Where were you when you finally decided to make the serious plunge?
I ran across these pictures as I started going through my photography archive recently. I began cleaning some out and reprocessing others that were taken before I had some of the tools and knowledge that I have now.
Remember these photographs were taken with our point and shoot before I got back into the hobby. However, I wanted to include them in my archive because of the impact of trip. I was asked if I had plans to put some of my archived pictures on this blog. I hadn’t really thought about it. My plans were to make myself a smart collection in Light Room, so that I could locate my favorites more easily.
However, after a little prodding I’ve decide that I’ll post a few on here from time to time. Of course these are several shots that were taken on the above trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone.