Aug 092017
 

Why is it that when I’m at the cabin the moose are across the river and when anyone else is there they come knock on the door.  Trust me my little Canon is nothing to be afraid of.  That said here’s a couple of wildlife photos.

Seems like when we go into Yellowstone there’s always a big slow down usually for Bison or Elk or Deer.  This year both Elk and Bison.  Interesting story about a car full in foreigners

and the Bison, but will leave that for another time.  We actually pulled over to go check out the Elk because there were three moms and four baby’s.  You don’t see the baby’s everyday.  They were all lounging in the grass, but moms definitely at attention.

Aug 062017
 

There is nothing like a trip to Island Park to inspire me.  I thought I would make the first post about the sky.  The first night at the cabin I went out about 11pm and got set up to take some Milky Way picture.  The Moon was up which isn’t great for taking milky way shots, but I thought I’d see what came of it.

Just as I got set up I was interrupted by a group taking a float down the river….starting there float a 11 pm!  Well, lots of moon light so why not.  This first shot is terrible, but I learned that I can drag the Milky  Way out of even this shot.  Car headlights and taillights clearly visible and making a mess of things.  Maybe I should mention here that I was also interrupted by a group on ATVs out for a little midnight ride as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because I wasn’t going to get a good clean picture of the Milky Way with them sitting there, I decided to move and take a shot of the moon and see what would come of that.  There car headlights lit the foreground in an interesting way.  So here’s what we ended up with.  These shots include members of the group floating through the picture, but because my shutter was open so long you don’t even see them.  You can also see that some of the planets and stars that are visible move slightly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After these folks moved out of the scene I took a few more pics with out the benefit of there light, just to see how that would look.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then I moved back into position to grab some Milky Way.  I took only five shots and put two of them together for this two shot panorama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went out early two mornings as well.  To late the first morning (5 am) to get Milky Way, but early enough to grab some sunrise shots.  This is a five shot pan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last morning at 3 am the moon was still out, the sky was full of smoke from wild fires which made a nice red moon but left me with no desire to see what I might get.  I went back to bed.