Sunday, October 22, 2017

Final Fall Harvest

In contrast to the warm day on Friday, we have our usual early October Freeze that brought an end to a not so great gardening year.  So I had harvested everything that was ripe the day before the Freeze:

The tomatoes were a bust this year.  I tried some new varieties that just didn't work.  
Going back to the drawing board for next year.

Friday, October 20, 2017

State of the Map US 2017

I'm spending the weekend attending the Open Street Map State of the Map US 2017. Fun and informative, and renewing some old acquaintances.......

It was a lovely Fall Day in Boulder, CO, and our venue at the University of Colorado, Folsom Field was spectacular.......

Below, a Photomerge Panorama of our Lunch time view:

This is the raw un-cropped version, because I just want to take it all in!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Yellowstone: Fire Hole River Trail

"Trail" of Algae flowing away from a small geyser.

I think, next time I will spend more time on the algae and bacteria.

Fire Hole Spring and Lake.

  Pink Cone Geyser, spouting a bit of steam.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Yellowstone Algae

The Hot Springs are home to algae/bacteria that thrive in the mineral rich hot water.  I thought this single image speaks for itself:

At Turquoise Pool

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Grand Prismatic Sunrise

We 'out smarted' ourselves by heading out early to the Grand Prismatic Spring.....We avoided the crowds but had so much steam due to the temperature contrast, that the Spring was hard to see.....

Approaching the Spring (Above).  
And the View from the edge (Below).

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Yellowstone: Old Faithful

Working our way backwards through my recent trip to Wyoming, with our Journey through Yellowstone National Park.  We started at Hear Mountain, which was actually our last stop........

What trip to Yellowstone would be complete without Old Faithful!  So I begin my Yellowstone Postings with an Old Faithful Eruption:

This will post as Week 37 of the 52 Rolls Project.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Heart Mountain VI: Wrapping it up

It felt very appropriate to have osts that reflect the need for social justice........

Peaceful Scenes around the area once occupied by the Camp.

Heart Mountain is Week #36 of the 52 Rolls Project.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Heart Mountain IV

The Incinerator smoke stack was leaning due to prevailing winds and poor construction......
The Heart Mountain Foundation has stabilized and preserved this Iconic structure.

And a reconstructed Guard Tower:

Friday, September 29, 2017

Heart Mountain III

The Visitor's Center and Museum does an excellent job presenting the realities of life at 
Heart Mountain.  The exterior built to look like a 'residence'.

And the Meditation Room:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Heart Mountain II

A couple of the 'residences remain standing.  But you will mostly
find the 'ghosts' in the form of Foundations.

Monday, September 25, 2017

A Visit to Heart Mountain

Returning from our tour of Yellowstone, we stopped at the Heart Mountain Internment Camp.  This is the third one that I have visited, and as it turns out my Husband's Family knows Japanese Americans that were held here.

But with all of the Hate Spewing forth on Twitter (which sometimes I get sucked into responding to).  I wanted to take a moment of reflection.  So for the next few days, we look at scenes from Heart Mountain:

Saturday, September 23, 2017

XD-11 May be the Culprit

This one interesting image from P30 second roll tells the tale and shows some promise:

Just reviewed some 35mm  Portra 160 that I shot on our Road Trip and it seems to have some similar exposure problems as the Film Ferrania.  So I'm concluding that P30 deserves another chance in another camera, and the XD-11 may be going in for maintenance.

I'll give Film Ferrania P30 one more test in the X-700 that I used for the Eclipse.  I know that it is working properly:

Friday, September 22, 2017

Walker Ranch: 35 mm

Finishing up the week with a few exterior shots in 35 mm.  We start with an Overview shot.  The White house on the right is the 'modern' ranch house.  It is now the residence of the Open Space Chief Ranger.  That's partly why access to this site is restricted.  But having someone on sie also protects from vandalism.

And the back side of the original Homestead House with our guide for scale:

Two images of Donald setting up his shots:

The Hay Barn, with detail of the Door.

Finally, some roof damage on the Hay Barn addition.

This will post as Week #35 on the 52 Rolls Project.