Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Glacier National Parks

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by emptysensor, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
    After selling off my remaining Nikon stuff recently, I was wondering how things would go with only m43 on a trip, and I was very happy. I took the EM5 and EPM2 and a number of lenses on a recent trip to 3 U.S. National Parks. I ended up using the 12-35 on the EM5 the most, but also used the 35-100 and 100-300 quite a bit. I used the 7-14 some, but not much, mainly due to the scale of what I shot. I put my entire kit in a Lowepro Flipside 400, which was just about perfect. Prior to the trip I did the mod to the 7-14 to put the Wratten 2A on the back and I also used similar filters on the two 2.8 zooms. Because I don't want to get up crazy early on a vacation, most of my shots were done under about the worst lighting, way too close to noon, but photography should be second to family time in a situation like this. All in all, it was a great trip, and I was pretty happy with a number of the shots.

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    EPM2 with 35-100

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    EPM2 with 7-14

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    EM5 with 35-100

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    EM5 with 12-35

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    EPM2 with 35-100

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    EM5 with 12-35 (taken by my son)

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    EM5 with 35-100

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    EM5 with 100-300

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    EM5 with 100-300 (He reversed the lens hood because he said it was too big :) Wonder what he would have said if I still had the 70-200 Nikon?

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    EPM2 with 35-100

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    EM5 with 12-35

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  2. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    Wonderful images, Joe!

    I'll be making the same exact trip to these 3 parks in 2 weeks, so I viewed your post with great interest. Unlike you, I do plan on getting out of bed early on most mornings, though. (We'll see how that works out... :wink:)

    Where exactly was that last image shot? That one really stood out to me.

    Thanks!
     
  3. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Nice images Joe, makes me want to be there right now!
     
  4. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
    Thanks Bert. The last one is the Highline trail at Glacier. That is the same trail that the goat is on. Make sure you get to the Logan Pass visitor's center early if you want to do the trail as the parking lot fills up fast.
     
  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Thanks for the visit.
     
  6. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Very nice Joe....really dig the UWA perspective in shot 3, the 7-14 worked a treat there bringing so much into the frame....a really great example of how to use an UWA.

    The boat on the lake beneath the mountains is wonderful too.
     
  7. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
    Thanks Joe. After getting home I kind of wished I'd used the 7-14 a little more. Oh well, maybe I'll have to go back someday.
     
  8. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
    Thought I'd add a few more -

    EM5 with 12-35

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    EM5 with 100-300

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    EM5 with 12-35

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    EPM2 with 35-100 (Another taken by my son)

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    And finally, EM5 with 12-35

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  9. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    That's a Coffee Table Book of images there! :smile::smile::smile:

    [ame=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KuDPfTfw6w]Kramer coffee table book on "Regis & Kathie Lee" - YouTube[/ame]
     
  10. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    That second set is REALLY nice too...good stuff Joe.
     
  11. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
  12. madtownkeith

    madtownkeith Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 28, 2013
    Sun Prairie, WI
    Great set of images Joe! Made the trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons a few years ago, and hope to get to Glacier some day. These shots brought back a lot of good memories!
     
  13. bluzcity

    bluzcity Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 17, 2012
    Memphis, TN
    Brent
    Haven't been to these parks since 2003. Great memories. Thanks!
     
  14. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Just a warning if you've not been out there before. If you notice yourself getting a headache it may be mild altitude sickness. Yellowstone Lake is at 7,732 feet, and everything else is basically uphill from there. Drink plenty of water, and take painkillers if it gets bad so it doesn't ruin your vacation.
     
  15. emptysensor

    emptysensor Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 8, 2011
    Virginia
    Joe
    That's good advice, especially for us east coasters. We did drink plenty of water when we were there.
     
  16. RoadTraveler

    RoadTraveler Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 23, 2012
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    Love the shot.
     
  17. burdickjp

    burdickjp Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2013
    Makes me regret living in the midwest, where I am so used to flatland that a 20' elevation change pops my ears. I hate it. I want TOPOGRAPHY!