I don’t drink coffee, but I do like a good hike to Coffee Pot Rapids. These shot document the hike from Coffee Pot Camp Ground down to the rapids and back. It’s not an especially strenuous hike it’s take a bit less than an hour to hike in and then another hour back. I’d say it’s worth the effort.
Twice into Yellowstone is unusual, but when you have a lifetime pass…why not? I really wanted to get over to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone again. We found a really awesome picture of Janis and Chris there taken in about 1980 and I just wanted to go again. Janis and I had a great time and saw some wild life, found parking easily everywhere we went and we had awesome angry sky and it all worked out to a nearly perfect day. I’ve got shots of the Upper and Lower Falls on the Yellowstone River and then on the way back we did one of those one way side trips and visited the Virginia Cascade on Gibbons River.
Three picts of the Yellowstone:
Three of the Virginia Cascade on the Gibbons River:
This year we took some rookies into the park. I have fond memories of my Gram and Granddad taking me through the park so I hope my grand kids had a good time as well. Here’s a few pictures of paint pots and etc. These pics are all taken at Biscuit Basin we had plans to visit one other basin, but the kids weren’t up to it. There’s always next year and a good excuse to go back! I’ll post Old Faithful and some other pics later. I’m really liking the improvement in the new Photoshop. Yes these are all post processed. I shoot all of my pictures without letting the camera process the info at all. It’s call shooting in RAW. So I have to do something to them so you can enjoy them, and I hope you do.
There was no shortage of wild life this year as we opened the cabin. It was nice to be able to spend some time hanging out enjoying the show. Ducks, moose and pelicans where all putting on a pretty good show. The way the pelicans were eating I’m pretty sure I know why we didn’t see many fish. By the time I finished taking pictures of the moose it was getting pretty late, it was after 9:00 and I was shooting at 6400 ISO so the pictures are getting a little grainy. The pictures were taken handheld and the moose was moving so I didn’t have a lot of choice. Hope you like them.
Let’s continue up Big Cottonwood Canyon. We made a stop close to the top of the canyon. Unfortunately, just as I had feared we were a little late to have a lot of color at this elevation, so from here down into Midway was mostly comments between my wife and I about how beautiful this must have been a few days or a week ago. These first two panoramas are from an area toward the top of the canyon, but not quite to the ski areas. The last one is of the area of the Sundance Resort area in the Alpine Loop. This area is always gorgeous any time of year. The sun was hard to deal with in this one so it’s not the best pic, but you get the idea. The sun was in my face or into the lens in these pictures
There was so many choices when it came to things to photograph around Hanover, NH. I like things that are related to architecture and/or history. When I can across information about the Cornish-Windsor Bridge I decided that was one thing I didn’t want to miss. Here a link the the history.
There are a couple of picture with no bridge in it. Well, I was standing beside the bridge and was taken by the beauty of the area so I had to try and capture it. The weather added to the feeling of the scene. Bare in mind that these picture where taken on the 20th of March!
So…It occurred to me while I was taking time to process my photos that it would be fun to do the Fall Color Safari with a bunch of people. My wife and I have done it for three years and after tromping around the mountain we have a nice little dinner at some place in the area. It’s really been fun. If your interested in going with us next year post a reply here and let’s see what we can put together. Up until now we’ve done the safari on Columbus Day. This year that Columbus day seemed a little late, but it’s always been pretty close for good fall (especially aspen) color. The red from the oak brush is pretty much gone, but there still a little. We can play that by ear as next October rolls around.
So this years safari ended up with about 15 panoramas all HDR and all in the same area. I don’t know if I’ll post all of them, but here’s a sampling. This year instead of driving until I found something interesting I parked the car and hiked around the area. This was a new area to me. My son and I road our bike through here several times this summer and I decided it would be good for fall color. This is on old snow basin road at the trail head where the road is closed.
Since I believe in giving credit where credit is due…Janis (my wife) saw this and insisted I stop and shoot it. Turned out awesome. We were out for our second annual fall color safari we saw lots of great color, deer and a fox (which I didn’t shoot – he was way to fast). I’ll post more latter, but I wanted to brag on how good my wife getting at finding great shots! This is a 15 shot HDR Panorama. Exposure is between 1/8th and 2 seconds at one stop intervals (total of 5 exposure per panorama segment – 3 segments) f13 ISO 200 21 mm on my 16 to 50 mm lens.
Mystic Falls is a beautiful little falls an easy hike from Black Sand Basin. It had been years since I was there. A year ago my family and I visited again. Great stuff. If I remember correctly the last time we hiked in there my oldest son was in a stroller. This is a one shot HDR hand held.
My profile picture found on this page was taken while I was taking this picture.