CB&W Nature: GTNP & YNP

What great timing for this theme! My husband and I just got back from a road trip to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone NP. In the U.S. we are celebrating the 100 year anniversary of a forward thinking decision to conserve these natural spaces for all to respect and enjoy. Every time I visit one of our National Parks I am awed by what I see.

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American bison in Yellowstone NP
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American Bison in Yellowstone NP
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Evening in the Grand Tetons, Jackson Lake
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The Grand Tetons from Schwabacher Landing
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Moose in GTNP
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The Grand Tetons reflected in Jenny Lake
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Fall “color” in GTNP
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Yellowstone wasteland

Go! Plan a visit. Just please remember these are natural spaces with all the inherent dangers. Read the signs. Respect the wildlife. Follow the rules. Above all, don’t be a statistic.


Thanks to Cee for another wonderful installment of her black and white photo challenge. If you would like to participate, click here.

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Architecture and Monochrome – Photography 101

During a break in the rain, I was able to get out and take some photos of historic downtown Albany, Oregon. I don’t know if I like the looking-up shots, but the details on the tops of the buildings are very nice in person. I tried to capture that. I don’t know how successful I was.

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1 – Historic church
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2 – I used a red filter when editing this, which brought out the sky and blooms on the tree
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3 – Old building with reflection. I wish I would have waited for the car to pass. I would have had a longer sidewalk view.
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4 – Looking up
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5 – This bridal shop had an interesting storefront
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6 – Self portrait 🙂
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7 – Again with the red filter. It made the words pop.
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8 – Another historic building/sidewalk view
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9 – Looking up again
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10 – Another view of #3 with daffodils in the foreground

I found it very hard to take architectural photos without getting a lot of peripheral garbage like power lines and signage. Any pointers?

Sepia Studies – Cee’s B&W Challenge

Here are my offerings for Cee’s B&W photo challenge of the week – sepia. There are about a dozen photos here. (I had a hard time narrowing them down.) I hope you enjoy them.

 

 

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