More on Yellowstone

So as you know from a couple of previous posts, my wife and I recently traveled to Yellowstone. I have not had the chance to post much, due to a super busy summer and a recent job change, and am now getting to post more of what I have.

This is called “Crested Pool”. The colors in the water and the area around each of the pools in Yellowstone are created by bacteria, each which survive at different temperatures. This image struck me, as the water was so blue, with the oranges, whites, and browns surrounding the pool. The water is near the boiling point continuously. Anyways, there will be more to come as well. Hope you enjoy!

Crested Pool

Crested Pool

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Sunset Before the Storm

So last evening, my wife and I took a jaunt up to the Shawnee County State Fishing Lake, which is just north of Topeka, KS. There was a nice storm rolling in, but we got there in time to set up, take numerous pictures, and enjoy the beauty of the sunset. We then got to drive home in a pleasant rain, which turned into a thunderstorm just after we got home. The colors were amazing, and the weather was perfect to enjoy the evening. Hope you all enjoy half as much as we did!

DanD Shawnee State Lake Sunset 20140901

Shawnee State Lake Sunset 20140901

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts

Yellowstone National Park is full of Contrasts. Everything from Blues to greens, Yellows to Whites, Reds to Oranges. Color and contrast is everywhere. Some of the contrast isn’t even in the colors, nor in the people who visit there. When looking at different pools, you will see the contrast between life and death. Grass grows tall and strong, yet a mere few inches from boiling hot water, full of organisms that thrive, turning water into acidic fluids that slowly erode the stone beneath the surface.

While this pool may appear inviting, it is so near to the boiling point that it is dangerous beyond belief. Even so, the grass thrives not far from its banks, giving a whole different level of contrast; and respect.

I hope you enjoy!

Sapphire Pool

Sapphire Pool

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Yellowstone is an amazing place

So, it’s obviously been quite a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been busy, and just not taken the time I need to in order to keep up with this. However, a vacation to Yellowstone was just what I needed to get me jump started again.

I’m going to take my time and put up photos. After all, I took almost 1100 photos during my time, so there are a lot of pictures to post. I figured a good one to start with, since I like reflections and all, is this amazing view of the Grand Tetons as we were just arriving into the Yellowstone/Grand Teton National Park area. Hope you enjoy this amazing view!

Grand Teton Reflection

Grand Teton Reflection

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Change in process for me

I tend to be more of a purist when it comes to my photos. I don’t like to mess with them too much, as to me it takes away from some of the authenticity of the picture. However, my wife convinced me to try something different, so I added a filter through Photoshop, and made this photo a Sepia shot. I would be interested in your feedback on the photo.

This photo was taken at a small area beside the road as we were coming back from Memphis, TN. We stopped off and just walked a little bit, and I snapped some photos. I was really happy with the way these came out.

Thanks, and I hope you enjoy!

Old Mill Sepia

Old Mill Sepia

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