Signal Mtn

Gibbon Falls

Watching the River Run  
© Miles Hecker

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SEASONS

After lower Yellowstone Falls, I feel Gibbon Falls is the prettiest falls in Yellowstone that can be viewed from a paved road. The problem is it's hard to photograph. After many attempts, I finally managed to get a pleasing shot of it as an ultra wide panorama. This was taken in early June..

To get the shot you see above I dispensed with my tripod and kicked the ISO of my 5D up to 400. I climbed over the wall and lay on my stomach on a flat boulder. I went with a 17mm focal length and overlapped three shots. I feel the result gives you a feel for what it's like to be at the site, high above the canyon. I do not recommend you try this for yourself unless you have someone belaying you with a climbing rope. I am a climber and still fairly sure footed. One misstep here and its down 150 feet!.

 

TIMES

 

Like any other waterfall, Gibbon Falls is best photographed on a cloudy overcast day.

LENS & FILTERS

LENS: 17-35mm on a full frame camera, 10-20mm on a crop sensor camera

FILMS

Slide films: Fuji Provia 100F or Astia 100F

Negative films: Fuji Reala

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