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

DanD

Beautiful Reflection

As many of you know, I really love reflections. They are just another way to see the same thing, but from a different angle. This Water Lily was interesting in that it was there, floating amongst all the green leaves and lily pads, just soaking up the sun. The whiteness of the flower really struck me, along with the reflection of it in the water. I hope you all enjoy!

Water Lilly Reflection

Water Lily Reflection

DanD

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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

DanD

Come on in… The water is Polar Bear Perfect!!!

I love zoos. Sure, seeing the animals in their natural habitat is better, but how many people would get to see some of the more exotic animals if it weren’t for the zoos? One of my bucket list items is to go on a photography safari in Africa. But that’s going to take a while to get to that point. So, here we are at the zoo. The zoo in St. Louis, MO is beautiful. This polar bear was swimming around in circles, and he kept wiping his eyes with his paw. It made it seem that he was quite at home in the zoo.

I took this photo with our old point and shoot camera, so the quality isn’t quite as good. I guess another trip with my Nikon D5000 is in the works… 🙂

Swimming Polar Bear

Swimming Polar Bear

DanD