Wildlife in Yellowstone

Yellowstone (for those of you who are not familiar) is absolutely full of wildlife. Mountain Goats, Bison, Elk, Bear, Wolves, Coyotes, and Eagles are just a few of the numerous species that one can see during a trip. While walking through Upper Geyser Basin (the area immediately surrounding the Old Faithful Inn), we saw our only Yellowstone Bluebird. The colors of the bird were amazing, especially in such an area. It lighted on this apparently dying conifer, and the contrast between the orange needles and the hue of the bird had me scrambling for my camera. I was just glad it stayed there long enough for me to get the picture. Hope you all enjoy!

Yellowstone Bluebird

Yellowstone Bluebird

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

This week’s Photo Challenge is “Perspective”. I thought this photo was a good representation, not just because of the lines and depth of field, but also because I had to completely change my perspective to take the picture. For those of you who don’t actually know me, I’m 6 feet 4 inches tall, so I see things quite differently than most people. For this photo, I had to get down on the ground, as this tree was fallen beside the path. I took this photo last fall, and this was about the only thing in the area that was actually still green. I really liked the contrast with this, along with the lines and the textures. Hope you all enjoy!

 Mossy Tree

Mossy Tree

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue in You

I know, I know. ANOTHER Kansas Sunset. I just can’t get enough of them. They are can reflect every emotion, convey numerous impressions, and are ALWAYS colorful. This one made me think of Halloween, as it seems quite ominous to me. This was definitely a fitting photo for October. I hope you all enjoy!

Sunset Tree Profile

Sunset Tree Profile

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Contrast in Kansas

Today was quite sunny in Kansas. Then we started getting some clouds rolling in. So, my wife and I jumped into the car and headed out for pictures. The clouds broke up as we were driving past this pasture with a lone tree against the horizon, so I had to take the photo. I thought the B&W made it much more interesting. What do you think?

Lone Tree on a Sunny Day

Lone Tree on a Sunny Day

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Big Spring Reflection

Scott County State Lake is a beautiful area of Western Kansas. Trees, old Pueblo ruins, springs, trees, and great scenery are all around. Big Spring is one of the springs that feed the main lake, giving a clean look and some great contrasts for photos. This tree’s reflection really caught my eye, along with the bright blue sky and the different colors of grass that was growing around. Hope you all enjoy!

Big Spring Reflection

Big Spring Reflection

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