Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved

Copyright Scott Bourne 2009 - All Rights Reserved

I scouted around some of the areas outside the park and found this great view on the Jardine Road. This also happens to be my first ever photo made with the Nikon 16mm F/2.8 fisheye lens. I love the look of a fisheye lens on a full-frame camera body (in this case a D3.)

I promise not to be “that guy” who posts nothing but fisheye shots from now on, but I have to say I am very impressed. The Nikon 16 is well made, sharp, bright and easy to use. Some of the cheaper fisheye lenses I’ve tested don’t make as good an impression.

Yellowstone is one of those places that it’s very easy to get in a rut shooting the same iconic shots you see from everyone else.

What I like about this shot is that it’s an unusual view of the park from an unusual location made with an unusual lens.

Fred Johnson (yes THAT Fred Johnson – the ex-Lightroom guy now helping me teach Aperture – go figure) has arrived. Cathy Chung who was a winner of our first workshop in the Teton National Park is on this trip as our documentarian. Today, Steve Simon arrives. Our fourth instructor, Gary Hamburgh is already in Gardiner scouting some locations around the beautiful Highway 89 route between Livingston and Gardiner.

The four winners arrive today. We’ll all head to Gardiner to get our orientation out of the way, show some images and give everyone their first quick Aperture class.

I’m looking forward to all of it.

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