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this is the famous view from Artist Point towards Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. the place was named "Artist Point" by the park photographer FJ Haynes for its superlative scenic view that, without doubt, is one of the most photographed views in Yellowstone. framed by the canyon walls with the forests for backdrop, the Yellowstone River thunders more than 93 meters (308 ft) over Lower Falls.

about the photo: of course, the shot doesn't do justice to the place, therefore the "impossible" in the title (impossible at least for me). it was around 8AM, and the sunlight was slowly pouring into the canyon. I know that the foreground is quite dark, but when I tried to lighten it, the photo lost depth and became flat. so the foreground stays the way it is. I also considered making large panorama, but I guess I have a mental block against asking potential viewers to click twice (on the thumbnail and then on the "larger version") to get to the final image, I find it's not exactly user-friendly. in the end I opted for this fairly tight shot with the amber light. I hope that the tiny trees give at least some sense of scale.

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RAW, ISO 100, 112mm focal lentgh and spot metering.

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