Archive | October 2015

Busy Day

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Today has been busy already and it is not over.  Two Halloween parties yet and laundry before hand.  Gracious. Tomorrow will be a day of rest….well, probably not, but it feels good to say that.

With that said, I’ve decide to pull some from the archives again.   These are from a couple of years ago.  Back before I was doing my own settings and manual focusing it up.  I sometime wonder if I hurt myself more by not allowing my camera to just do it all for me.  I would like to think that I’ve improved, but lately I’ve been feeling a little stale and conscientious about my pictures.  I’m sure it will pass.

I don’t really have access to this beauty  anymore.  I sometimes miss and regret that, but things change.  We just have to accept that and sometimes more often than not a picture can just be about the memory.  Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.  920285_507159839349691_1354907195_o Montana Rose Photography

Duck…

981484_548552211877120_221560957_o 1097833_548552241877117_1524411765_o 1102684_548552318543776_1435732_oI decided to delve into the archives again.  I took these a couple of years ago, but I still love them.  Especially, the middle one.  Just sitting in waiting really does have it moments some times.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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Lazy Day

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I’m not going to lie, I’m posting this picture because I’m being lazy.  I am temporarily tired of Wyoming pictures and my Assateague National Seashore pictures are not as neatly sorted.  With that said, I’m being lazy and this one was a quick to do grab.

I often feel a little…blah about posting so many pictures of the zone. Even just having so many.  I just often feel the need to keep my skills up,  and as there are just no bears wondering around…and I don’t have a cat, she is usually the nearest living thing to practice on.  That shall change, though.  Hopefully…maybe.  We shall see.  For now, I give you the zone.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.
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In Living Color

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Not really.  I mean it was…when I took it, but now is really in living.  I’m not even sure if I know what that means, right now.  I constantly have that song in my head.  From that old TV show. It’s not that I watch it. Couldn’t stand it back then and that hasn’t changed much, but it does come on a station that I have on a lot of time.  It is also usually ending when I flip the station over to watch it and that is the song they play at the end.  So annoying and now it is in my head again.  I’m rambling…apologies.

As for this picture, it is a color version of the one yesterday.  One that actually turned out better than what I thought it would.  I say this, because I had to play around with it more than I normally do in the editing stage.  It was dark and blah and colorless.  I guess that is what happens when you forget the ND filter is on your lens.  I’m getting better about that.  Of course it also helps when you don’t use it to begin with.  Anyway, I hope you like the finished product.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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A little bit black and white

DSC_0032 (2)-3I actually had some philosophical ramble when I chose that title, but nobody wants to hear that.   I also had a little fictional story brewing in my head, but I’m not ready to put that in writing yet.  So, there’s just the picture.

An outhouse.  One of the several structures that still remain on the historical homestead there in Wyoming’s Grand Teton.  There’s nothing special about it.  Just an outhouse. Way from the rest of the house. I guess that would make sense, though.  There are many outhouses that I wouldn’t want to be downwind from.  Of course for all I know, there once could have been a house that sat closer to it.  It was just there beneath the mountains. I had my camera…as is that for a fancy story.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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The Trail

DSC_0894 (2)I have a story, fictional, to go with this. I was going to type it, but I’ll save it for another day.  For now, this picture says enough on its own.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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One Year

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It apparently has been a year since the zone came to live with me.  It was an awkward situation.  Two weeks after the beast had passed away.  Exactly fourteen days.  The zone was driven four hours to meet me.  Things happened faster than I intended.  I still often if it is the right decision, but she will stay.  She was in fosters and the kennel for a long time.  She is also a good dog. A fun dog.  We make it work.  Like now she is in under the covers on the bed while I try to get motivation to cease my procrastination of daily chores.

A year.  Oh what a year it has been.  There have been good and bad.  That is the way it has always been with life. I’m good with it, but I wouldn’t be opposed to the next one having a little less of those “Is it over yet” moments.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.
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Old Whenever He Wants

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Old Faithful.  What can I say about Old Faithful?  I saw it. I didn’t get to watch it spew out smoldering hot water. I did get to see evidence that it apparently does do that, but I’m one of the foolish few who learned that Old Faithful….isn’t really faithful.  In a sense.

Old Faithful got his name, because he is guaranteed to erupt.  I was always given the impression, as were a few others that I know, that Old Faithful goes off like clockwork on the hour.  In actuality, he tends to go off like clockwork within a “every 35 to 120 minutes” kind of way.  I would like to say that Old Faithful is “supposed to”.  Now, I’m sure many people know this; especially, my travelers.  I knew it probably wasn’t an exact science, but I wasn’t really aware of his schedule.

Truth is, I’ve never paid it much mind.  I could have researched and investigated before I left for Wyoming, but let’s remember this was a spur of the moment trip.  I’ve also never had a lot of desire or urgency to see Old Faithful.  This, too, was spur of the moment decision when I was like 25 miles away.  I figured I was there…why not. At least I would be able to say that I’ve seen it.

35-120 minutes…I can assure you that though there may be fortunate ones, I was not one of them.  By the time that I arrived, Old Faithful had already spouted off his water.  According to the “next to go off” signs around the area….he should have gone off again relatively soon.  Two hours later, he had still not gone off again.  120 minutes later  and he had not gone off again and that was just from my arrival.  Remember that by the time I arrived, he had already gone off and long settled.  DSC_0404

Long settled to the only thing that remained was a wet boardwalk.  I tried to wait patiently, but it was my last day in Wyoming and I had things to do.  Things that didn’t involve standing around in a crowd of people waiting for some geyser to spout off.  I’m also 98% sure that he did exactly that as soon as I left the parking lot.

Now, I’m not knocking Old Faithful. No, not at all. Slightly annoyed that I spent two hours waiting for him to spout off, but I can say that I saw his resting place.  I can also say that the odds are if I go back and have more time…I’ll probably spend another 35-120 minutes waiting for him to spew smoldering hot water into air.  I mean, now I just have to do it off of principal.  Besides, there is probably that little twitch in all of us that wants to watch things erupt (geysers, volcanoes….from safe distances of course) and I’m no different.

Despite his untimely decision to not go off within his scheduled minutes, it made for some great pictures when he started teasing us.  I got to take some nice shots and meet some nice people.  Sometimes that is really all that matters.  Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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Waterfall

This may be a duplicate and I apologize if it is.  I went through my pictures that have been uploaded and I didn’t see these, but just the same.  This is a waterfall just inside the border of Yellowstone.  Well, not “Just in” but somewhere inside the border and before Old Faithful.

I probably should have stopped when I fist saw it, but I decided that I would hit it on the way back to Grand Teton.  My lovely stop at Old Faithful caused me to spend a little longer in Yellowstone than I had planned.  It is not fair to blame that, but by the time I got back to the waterfall, traffic and tourist had picked up.  There was hardly any place to park and you could barely walk without running into someone.  It is also off the main highway through the two parks so traffic was heavy as well. Both parks were actually exceptionally busy that day.  At least in comparison to what they had been when I first got there.

Anyway, I hope you have a beautiful day and tomorrow.  SONY DSC SONY DSC   SONY DSC  SONY DSCMontana Rose Photography

Wednesday Blues

SONY DSCNot because it is Wednesday, but because I’ve been off for the last three days and have to go back to work tomorrow.  I didn’t get to go camping, but I did start fixing things and downsizing.  Preparation is everything.

Have a beautiful day and tomorrow.

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