Sep 182017

Labor day weekend in Yellowstone and Island Park.  It got smokier as the week end went along by Labor Day the sky was pretty much gray nondescript and photos taken at any kind of distance suffered from the effects of smoke.  The difference in picture quality from photos taken on Thursday and then on Tuesday was pretty dramatic.  All of these photos were taken on Thursday.  The only picture I’ve posted from Tuesday is the brink of the Yellowstone Upper Falls and that we taken only a few feet away so smoke wasn’t to bad.


Sep 162016

As far as chronology goes this is out of order, but I don’t think you’ll care.  So I’ll just say we went to Breckenridge, Colorado a couple of weeks ago to start an extended fall color tour.  Well we were too early.  There was a very little color.  If I get around to it I’ll share those later.  Last week we went to Island Park like we’ve been doing the last couple of Septembers and it was awesome.  Last year we were too late so we scheduled an earlier slot this year.  Again not a lot a color when we got there.  After a couple of pretty cool days and some time fishing while it was snowing, the fall color was coming on.  What I’m sharing here are pictures I took the last day we were there and the area these are taken in is a rather small isolated area.

The area was pretty diverse.  We’ve got a panorama of a pond in sunlight and everything else in shade from the clouds.  These pictures were taken about 6:30 pm so a half an hour before sunset.  I love what I call an angry sky and there’s a good one in these shots.  Other shots are all individual exposures.  I usually shoot fall color with a aperture of f8 or so.  The individual tree with the blurred background was taken with 100mm lens opened up to f2.8.


Sep 282011

While I was up in Island Park closing the cabin I captured this panorama.  I was with my brothers we were on our way back from West Yellowstone and these clouds got my attention.  My brothers were nice enough to let me take a couple of pans.  I like this one best.  It’s a 25 shot (5 frames x 5 exposures) HDR.  There’s is a bit of a streak of sunlight in the lens, but oh well.

Aug 222011

I don’t know if I mentioned it, but I took almost 700 pictures in Island Park last week.  This is five more (HDR) 1×5.  I shot this when I was shooting the other Henry’s Lake Panoramas and thought this barn was interesting enough that I relocated and shot it separately.  Hope you like it.  I shot this at f22 with shutter speeds from 1/2 second to 1/30 second, 55mm focal length.  The photo above is edited from the original post just in case you didn’t notice.

Aug 032011

I shot three sunset panoramas in three different locations of Henry’s Lake in Island Park.  This one’s my favorite.  The real challenge was to get to all the places I wanted to take pictures before the light was gone.  This is the last site so the sun was completely gone but there was still some nice light.  I shot this on Manual so that the exposure range wouldn’t change as the light changed in each frame.  Each frame was a five time at differing exposures, HDRed in Photomatix and stitched in Photoshop.