Abandoned farm in the high country east of the Cascade Mountains.
Taking a moment to admire the scenery along Highway 2 which winds through the Cascade Mountains.
Fun with photo processing software… Radio telescope located near Brewster, Washington.
Going through some shots from the summer roadtrips and playing around with black and white processing. Shot in the Boise National Forest of central Idaho, along the Deadwood Trail, looking toward the Salmon River Mountains late in the afternoon.
I have spent most of the last two weeks passing a kidney stone. Mine wasn’t quite this big, but this is what it felt like as it was going through my system. Resting this weekend and hope to be back to exploring and shooting next weekend.
Snow covered trees and clouds of steam, Yellowstone National Park.
Looking across Jackson Lake at the north end of the Teton mountain range, Wyoming.
I have been hit with a few health issues so postings will probably slow down for at least a week. I know I made some comments recently about possibly stopping blogging, but that will not happen. Just a slowdown…
Watching a snowstorm roll in over the mountains…
Another shot from the Norris Geysers area of Yellowstone National Park. I was struck by the contrast of snow covered trees surrounded by streams of boiling water. It is an unearthly and mystical place to explore, especially on a cold morning. You go from bitter cold to sweating in the heat as you go past the geysers, vents, and pools of boiling water. The smell of sulfur is in the air and you can hear the hissing and roaring of the steam coming from the ground.
Sometimes you get an image that just doesn’t work. I was at Johnson Lake in Wyoming trying to shoot some interesting looking clouds. But shooting a panorama facing into the sun usually doesn’t work too well and I couldn’t get this one to look right. So I decided to do some messing around with my photo processing tools. The basic idea of this image is “What if I was having a pleasant day at the lake and then the sun exploded?”
Yellowstone National Park on a November morning, temperature around 20 degrees, watching steam rise from the geysers and vents.
Northern end of the Grand Tetons, Wyoming, late afternoon of an autumn day.
Nymph Lake, Yellowstone National Park, just after sunrise.
This panorama is probably a bit too wide for the web but I wanted to give an idea of what the full view looks like from some of these mountain passes. I’ll post some more zoomed in images from this location soon. This is the view from Dead Indian Summit in the Absaroka Mountains of Wyoming. Click to see a larger version.