Monday, December 27, 2010

Yellowstone photos

I'm pretty new at taking photos - it's been years since I haven't relied on my husband Art to do the visual things on our trips. But this new venture is fun. The combination of a digital camera and iPhoto on my Mac make my efforts look better than they might otherwise.

We were fairly snug and warm in the snowcoach, and the temps were in the 20s on the day we spent in Yellowstone. What I notice most is that these photos almost look like they were taken in black and white. But they weren't. The park looks desolate, but not deserted. It's stark and beautiful at this time of year














16 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, amazing photos. Thanks for sharing.

Paul C said...

We enjoyed Yellowstone in September and it's exhilarating to see the majestic park in the winter. Beautiful.

DJan said...

Wow, they are beautiful! I especially love the banner photo. One trick I have learned with iPhoto is to use the "adjust" mode in editing a picture and boost the saturation. It really make a big difference sometimes. Absolutely lovely pictures, though. I was there years ago in the winter and was amazed at the beauty.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Beautiful Pictures....!!
Yak Trax are these elastic, studded, springy things that fit on your shoes....they stop you from slipping on ice or snow.....
Enjoy

Arkansas Patti said...

What awesome beauty. I would love to have been that close to bison. I think they are so neat.
Someday---

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Wow. I wouldn't have thought about going there in winter, but it's beautiful. Thanks for the photos!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

What beautiful winter photos! :-)


Happy New Year from Southern California. No snow here but a lot of rain storms and mud slides!

Linda, I hope you and your family had a Wonderful Christmas Celebration.

God Bless You, ~Ron

Retired English Teacher said...

I really enjoyed these. I'm glad you got to have such an adventure.

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Wow Linda you captured some truly amazing shots! Admitted amateur or not you definitely know what you're doing, the scenery is captured so peacefully. I especially love the waterfall photos and that last one of the lake (?) with the sun bouncing off it. Gorgeous!

Linda Reeder said...

Beautiful photos! I have never considered a snow vacation, but I might now.

Holly Jo said...

Very cool pictures!

Georgia said...

Last comment was not Holly, she must have signed in while she was here.

Linda said...

Beautiful!

Deere Driver said...

Great to see it in winter. Love the opening photo with the wolf. I actually recognize some of the Falls!

maggie's garden said...

Very good photos! Some almost Ansel Adamish! Hope you are enjoying Yellowstone.
Wishing you all the best in 2011.

Deb Shucka said...

I love the coyote at the top the best. Gorgeous pics! But now I'm really cold.