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Animals in Yellowstone

10th September 2023

Visiting Yellowstone

Yellowstone Wildlife

 

I’m a frequent visitor to Yellowstone National Park with its abundance of unique thermal features – geysers, mud pots, steam vents, hot springs.

Yellowstone also is home to amazing wildlife.

While I took many more pictures than presented here, below are some of the ones that I liked best from my last visit this year. There isn’t much text here, just the visuals.


A pair of sand hill cranes in the Lamar Valley

a prairie dog near the Old Faithful Geyser

a dusky grouse near the northeast entrance

a bison in the field at the Midway Geyser Basin

a mule deer foraging near Lewis Lake

a pair of mountain goats in the Baronette Mtns – they were about 1/2 mile away

a bison calf with Mom crossing the road in the Lamar Valley

a black bear near Slough Creek

Yellowstone as with most of our national parks is one of those places where you can find scenes and wildlife to photograph and experience everywhere you go. Hoping that you get to have the experience of visiting a national park.


   

Written by: Arnie Lee
 
 

   

One of our grandsons is enamored with cars.

When we visited him in Reno last month he told us his one of his favorite pastimes was looking at all of the cars at the local museum. So off we went to downtown Reno.

The National Automobile Museum is one of the top auto museums in the USA where more than two hundred vintage autos are on display. Many of these were from the extensive collection of William Harrah, the founder of Harrah’s Casino.

We spent an afternoon walking through the museums’s four spacious halls arranged by era – 1890-1910, 1910-1930, 1930-1950 and 1950 to present.

You couldn’t help but be impressed by the immaculate restoration of so many of the vehicles. I snapped many pictures of automobiles that afternoon. But the ones that I liked the most were the shiny, cool hood ornaments that adorned the vehicles.

Below are some of my favorites.




 
 

You can learn more about the National Automobile Museum here.

Written by: Arnie Lee
 
 

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What is Your Angle?

27th September 2022

Photography Points of View

Experts stress composition when they’re referring to how to place your subjects in the viewfinder to get that best looking photograph. Your subject may be a face, a full body portrait, a tiny flower or a majestic canyon.

You have many ways to approach those subjects: move closer, move farther away, bend your knees to lower your viewpoint, point the camera upwards slightly, climb onto a nearby bench to take in more of the subject, and so on.

By simply changing the angle of your camera in relation to the subject you can get totally different – and hopefully better – results.

Here are a few samples of how I’ve come up with different angles.
 


 

It doesn’t take much to make your snapshots slightly more interesting. And remember that these days with digital cameras (or cellphones) – it’s pretty cheap to take a few extra “experimental” photos. Have fun!
 
 
Written by: Arnie Lee
 
 

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