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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
 
 

   

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
 
 

Panorama Photos

17th September 2022

Taking In A Wide View

I enjoy taking panorama photographs. When I look at one it’s as if I can scan the horizon from left to right or from right to left and experience an entirety of what’s in front of me. A panorama is wonderful way to capture landscapes and scenic subjects. 

I have a couple of cameras that are able to automatically take panoramas. My cellphone camera also has this feature. The amount of detail that is recorded in a panorama is quite amazing. Keep in mind that the enlarged panoramas displayed here have been reduced in overall size to fit on your screen – about 1600 pixels wide. Most of these original panoramas are more than 10,000 pixels wide!

Below are a few panoramas that I’ve taken over the years.

Click on any of the images to view the enlarged panorama.



Arches National Park, Utah 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Badlands National Park, South Dakota 2016 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



Cannon Beach, Oregon 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Crater Lake, Oregon 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Dantes View in Death Valley National Park, California 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona 2020 iPhone 11 Pro Max cellphone



Gerald Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan



Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 2008



Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park, Montana 2021 iPhone 11 Pro Max cellphone



Mono Lake, California 2016 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



Monument Valley, Utah 2019 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



Painted Desert in Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona 2016 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



St Louis Waterfront in St Louis, Missouri 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Trillium Lake and Mt. Hood, Oregon 2017 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 2013 Sony NEX-7 camera



Rim of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 2017 Sony ILCE-6000 camera



If your camera or cellphone can capture a panorama have you tried it yet? The high quality of the images will amaze you.

Written by: Arnie Lee

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