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on Feb 17, 2011 in Landscape Photography, Yellowstone Life

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This movie requires Flash Player 9 For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been sharing with our Adventurers here the beauty of AWB A3. It makes a difference photographing mammals in snow. Today, Jake and one of those “what if” moments I so often write about and he followed it. It was a good one, something that I knew but never tried, until today. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Where A3 warms up AWB, B3 cools it down and if you’re photographing the frozen spray at Lower Yellowstone Falls, blue is a good thing. So B3 it is…. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Then bring that image into post and do a little finishing with ACR and you’ve got an image. I love sharing field concepts with Jake and then them working in the end. And his thinking of this, following through with it and sharing it with the group was the best thing yet. It was a grand morning! Photo captured by D3x, 70-200VR2 w/TC-17e on...

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on Feb 17, 2011 in Landscape Photography, Yellowstone Life

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This movie requires Flash Player 9 The morning started with gorgeous light rising on a small group of cow Rocky Mtn Elk. After a successful stalk, we were able to make some clicks but as you can see…. This movie requires Flash Player 9 they were sidelit. Now that’s not so bad but it doesn’t do a good job highlighting the frost from the morning. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Go from sidelighting to frontlighting and the magic comes to life. Notice how changing the lighting changes the look of the pelt. Light is everything! Photos captured by D3x, 200-400VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital...

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on Feb 16, 2011 in Landscape Photography, Yellowstone Life

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This movie requires Flash Player 9 Perfect end to a great day, even if the weather “sucked” IMHO for a winter day in Yellowstone. But, any bad day in Yellowstone beats a great day in the city anytime! This lone Bison heading up the hill with its shadow long is a favorite image of mine. Photo captured by D3x, 200-400VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital...

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on Feb 16, 2011 in B&W Photography, Landscape Photography, Yellowstone Life

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The weather went from bad to horrible so we headed up to Upper Geyser Basin to see what was happening. What do I mean the weather went to crap? Look at the skies….BLUE! I hate bald skies but when you want to photograph steam, they do have some benefit to your photography. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Since it was up to 39 degrees, it was too warm for anything other then geysers. This is Castle Geyser and other then darkening the sky in ACR with the blue slider, it’s straight from the camera. This movie requires Flash Player 9 I have to be honest, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen and photographed Old Faithful so to make a new shot is a challenge. The one hard thing about the photo is the fact you just don’t know what the old girl will do until it blows. How high, the direction of the steam are highly variable. So what I decided to do was stand...

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on Feb 16, 2011 in Landscape Photography, Yellowstone Life

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This movie requires Flash Player 9 I guess mother nature celebrates Valentine’s Day the day after we do. We’re out on the Madison as the sun rose of a small herd of Bison. It’s wasn’t very cold so we had no crusties but we did have some great looking critters so we spent some time with the herd. Put the time in and more often then not, you are rewarded! This movie requires Flash Player 9 Now this is not the kind of reward most folks have in mind, but it’s what we handed. Spring is a long ways off but not to this pair. They spent a good 20 plus minutes doing the “Bison Shaffle” and then in a couple of second, the love was over. It was a great start to the day! Photos captured by D3x, 200-400VR2 w/TC-17e on Lexar UDMA digital...

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