“Wood & Water”

copyright 2001, Grabo'

Okay - So I haven’t seen Niagra Falls or Victoria Falls or Angel Falls in Venezuela. But it’s hard for me to imagine a more awe-inspiring sight than the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. Whenever I look at this one I can still hear the roar and feel the mist stroking my forehead. I intentionally focused on the tree in the foreground and blurred the background in order to create a feeling of depth, the way you would see the scene if you were there, looking at the wood. If sales are any indication, This is my most popular photograph so far.

Special thanks to my long-time friend Carl Carmichael for pointing this exact spot out to me, and to Carl and Mary for sharing their van and senior pass with my family!

Yellowstone was the world’s first national park, set aside by President Theodore Roosevelt. Wyoming is also home to the first national monument and national forest.

Fourth of July weekend, 1999

Yellowstone National Park,Wyoming
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