Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Celebrating All Hallow's Eve, with a new member of the Decoration Team:

Sunday, October 29, 2017

At Artist's Point

We end our Yellowstone Tour at the famous Artist's Point overlooking the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, featuring the lower Falls:

 Above: First View, and 
Below:  with 150 mm lens:

Rare view looking downstream
(no one ever looks this way).

Ending with An Artist @ Artist's Point:

And His View:

This wraps up 52 Rolls Week 37 & 38.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Yellowstone: Excelsior Spring

Adjacent to the Grand Prismatic Spring, you have to pass it to get to the main attraction.  But let's pause and give the Excelsior Spring some Love......

Above, runoff from Excelsior Geyser and Below, Excelsior Overlook.

Follow the link to learn more, but an eruption in 1888
basically turned the Geyser into a Spring. 
Steam from Grand Prismatic Spring in the background.

From the Overlook:  Sunrise over Excelsior

And Final views of the algae and bacteria around Grand Prismatic Spring.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Yellowstone: Orange Mound

Wrapping up my trip through Yellowstone over the next couple of days.  As you remember I had a major camera failure of the XD-11 on the trip.  So I'm missing a lot of the images I shot.  But here goes with images from the Mamiya-7.

Mammoth Hot springs has changed a lot since I first visited in1981.  I think it was prettier than, but the hydrology of the Springs does change over time, and with the recent earthquakes especially. 

But we took a different trail and found a very interesting Spring:  The Orange Mound,

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

Yellowstone: Biscuit Basin

Algae growing in the warm stream (above);
Bacteria from hot spring run-off (below).

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: