Last year in Yellowstone the weather was miserable, as apparently it is often in the Springtime. As day came to evening, I got in the car and made a beeline for this geyser area praying (maybe a silly thing to pray for, but it was sincere on my part) for a potential clearing in the sky at sunset. As soon as I got to the parking lot, it poured raining, like, poured. But I was there, so I figured why not, and walked quickly up the boardwalk to a spot that seemed good. Then the magic started to happen, and I hope I captured at least some of it. I tried using the leading line of the hot spring to lead up to the mountains. The clouds complied and somewhat continued the line the hot springs formed. I am thankful for that experience, but I would love some honest critique on this. It's not a place I get to go just anytime, and I hope to go back again sooner than later! This was taken with a Canon T2i, 10-18mm EF-s lens @16mm, f/16, 1/13th, ISO-100.
Here is my submission as a candidate for the next critique. As I was driving through Zion to another part of the park after a sunrise shoot in February of 2016, I saw this scene as the sun was hitting the mountain peak in the distance. Fortunately, there was a place to pull off the road so I could capture the scene. The shot was made with a Canon 60D and EF-S 15-85mm lens, focal length 15mm, 1/100th sec, f5.6, ISO 640.