Jun 18

Photography Tip: Do a Little Research

Photography Tip: Do a Little Research

Upper Mesa FallsAs you can probably tell from our blog Karen and I like to travel a lot and since one of my favorite hobbies is taking pictures those two things have come together quite well over the five years we have been married.

Whenever we are planning our next trip I also do a quick Google image search of the places that we are going.  Once I find a few pictures that I like I see if I can either reproduce the image or add my own artistic flair to it.  Well on our last vacation Karen and I were blessed enough to spend sixteen days traveling to and from Yellowstone National Park (can’t wait to share all of our adventures with you) and one of the places we went to see was Upper Mesa Falls in Idaho just about fifty miles away from the park.

Once I knew that Karen was okay with us making our little side trip I looked up some images of the falls and saw this beautiful rainbow in a lot of the pictures.  My next step was to find out what time the rainbow appears and I planned our trip around that.  We showed up around 9:30 when the falls visiting area opens up, walked to the falls and was greeted by a this beautiful sight of the falls and a rainbow.  Unfortunately by the time I got my tripod all set up and the settings on my camera the way that I wanted it some clouds rolled in.  We waited about 15 minutes and a few other visitors came and went, but we stuck with it and the rainbow reappeared and I was able to get the shot you see above.

By doing a little research I knew when the rainbow would appear and how long it would stay.  For those who are wondering at Upper Mesa Falls, the rainbow, (according to the park’s website) is there from 9:00 a.m. to about 1:00 p.m. We were there from about 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. to see it so I do not know for sure if the rainbow is there all the way until 1:00 p.m. but we do highly recommend seeing it because it sure was worth the drive.

The next time you are planning on taking pictures at a location you are not used to, do a little research and see where, when, and how to get the best shots for your next vacation.

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1 comment

  1. Fredaphillips

    Great picture. It looks beautiful.

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