Before I get to far into this I have to say, if you have never been to Yellowstone National Park, then Go! It's an awesome place. It was one year ago that we took a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park. We stayed a few nights at the Mammoth Hotel and a few nights at the Old Faithful cabins. We tried to get in as many of the sights as possible, so instead of this being a photo trip, it was more of a quick, take some shots, and move on trip.
One of the things I always try and do, is find ways to have interesting photos of people, some are planned and some just happen. This photo just happened. In the Mammoth Hotel, there is a large wooden map in one of the rooms just off the front lobby. One day during our touring around we stopped back at the hotel for a quick lunch before moving onto another section of the park. Typically, I put my camera in the bag, stow it somewhere and proceed to eat. That day, I left my camera out just to remind myself that I needed to grab the battery out of the wall charger in the room we ate lunch in. No need to leave a battery charging in the wall as I drive off.
As I am sitting eating and going over the afternoons plans with a few other family members, I look up to see my wife's Uncle and Grandfather looking at the map. I quickly jumped up and snapped a shot, just in case they decided to be done. Luckily they kept looking and discussing the map. I worked my way around the room trying to find the best angle. I tried shooting low, I tried shooting at normal standing height. I tried from the left, from the right, but nothing worked the way I wanted to, until I decided to start standing on the furniture. I pulled a chair from the table, stood on top and composed my shot.