The Morning Steam Through the Forest in Yellowstone

I woke up just before 5 AM today so I could get out there and do some sunrise shooting. It was a great morning and I found all kinds of interesting spots. I drove by a bank of trees that had some steam from a nearby river flowing through them… and it looked so cool that I hiked around the forest to find a nice configuration of trees and steamy fog.

I was exhausted after shooting most of the day. I drove over the the Firehole River to have a swim. There was no one else around, and I didn’t have a swimsuit, so I just went in my undies. This seemed like a great idea until my underwear ripped on a rock. This, combined with very sensitive feet that make me look crazy when walking on a rocky shore, made for quite a scene.

The Morning Steam Through the Forest in Yellowstone (by Stuck in Customs)

  • One word. Awesome!!

  • Aboslutely stunning. Very nice colors. Is this a single raw hdr or shot with a tripod?

  • Nice image! I will be back in Yellowstone/ Grand Tetons in late September for the Fall colors. I love the place!

  • Looks like there was a forest fire just on the other side of those trees. good pic!

  • Awesome shot, Trey! Love those rays of light! I hope you were still alone when you got out of the river… that must have been hilarious!

  • Deb

    Oh how beautiful! Nice story too! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  • Totally awwwsome shot of the sunrise in the forest. Love the way the sun’s rays spread across the pic!!! Great job, Trey. Your story of your “swim” made me lol!!! I bet you were glad no one was there!!! I know about those sensitive feet, hate walking on rocks. I never go bearfoot outside here!!! Too bad about your “undies” ๐Ÿ˜‰ !! Cute story.

  • Kim

    this is amazing, Yellowstone is just such a gorgeous place
    watch those bears when hiking around ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Stunning!

  • Thank you very much!

    Robin – this was a 5-exposure shot… a lot of light levels in this one! hehe

  • Nice pine trees and beautiful “rays” of sunshine!

  • Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. This again gets into one of your *The Best Shot* category Trey

  • Brad Truxell

    Has to be one of your best shots! the light coming through portions of the trees make this photo terrific. Amazing shot. Hope you are having a nice time ๐Ÿ™‚

  • i absolutely love it down there! thank you again for sharing, oh i would love to see the wildlife there, what a nice retreat to go to, so lucky! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Clap clap, awesome

  • Zim

    Amazing shot; nice work!

  • I thought you don’t go swimming… ๐Ÿ˜‰
    BTW great work.

  • casusan

    OMG – this is soooo beautiful Trey! Funny story too!

  • oh wait ya you’re right he said he didn’t go swimming!? silly!

  • Matthew Gaston

    WOW! This just reminds me why I love you photography so much Trey:)

    Great Photo!! as always

  • David

    There’s nothing I can say that will be new here.

    Nice work Trey. Definitely one your best shots on this site (and that’s saying A LOT!)

  • Thanks very much. I love the shot too… I stayed up extra late last night to get it processed for yall! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Me likey!

  • Hey Trey,
    I check your site often and noticed that you shoot often if the Montana area. I own a photography biz in Cleveland, but am from Missoula and go there to shoot landscapes 3x a year or so. I would love to shoot along side you the next time you visit Yellowstone or Glacier.

  • Beautiful!

  • Tina

    Great photo! I hope you are having a great time!

  • jeremy wallace

    Yellowstone = coolest place on Earth. ย (other than Rocky Mountain National Park…)

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