Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved

I’m in Gardiner, Montana, a mile from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. I’m here leading the Aperture Nature Photography Workshop with Gary Hamburgh, Steve Simon, and Fred Johnson. The workshop doesn’t start until Wednesday but I always like to arrive to a location early to get some personal shooting in and some scouting too.

There’s a TON of wildlife out today. In the course of 90 minutes I saw hundreds of deer, elk and bison. I also saw lots of different bird species, including some eagles. I saw coyote as well. No sheep (other than domestic) maybe they’ll be around tomorrow.

The weather is changing every 15 minutes. I’ve seen temps in the 60s and the 20s today. It’s rained, snowed, hailed and been perfectly clear – all in the course of a few hours. You can’t give up because of weather here. It changes so fast you might miss something.

I drove up on on the Jardine and Travertine Roads thanks to suggestions from Juan Pons. I got some good scenics with the 16mm F/2.8 Fisheye. I did them as HDRs so they might not get up for a few days.

I’ll be posting a few pics from the workshop as I go. I’m starting a Yellowstone set on Flickr which I’ll populate as time permits.

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