Sep 222016
 

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:

Aug 092016
 

How many times do you watch Old Faithful before you get tired of it?  Never!  So if you don’t mind or even if you do here’s more photos of Old Faithful.  I want to say right off that you need to zoom into these and take a close look as the sun glints off of each droplet of water!   It’s really amazing – right place, right time.  The first five pictures are of the initial eruption which started at 1:07:29 ending at 1:07:38  pm.  Can I just say how much fun meta data is?  I took lots of pictures.  I’ve only shared a few here.  The last picture taken was at 1:08:16.  The eruption was winding down and ended about 1:11:12.  At least that’s when I stopped taking pics.  We had a ranger giving us a presentation about how it all works and cute little Emily (my granddaughter) kept going over and asking questions.  She’s three and I thought it was pretty cute.

Aug 042016
 

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.

Nov 222010
 

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.