So, I do a wide variety of photography at the moment. Which I love. But, like all of my life, I never master one. This morning I watched some videos on some techniques that I already use & I figured some new ways to match them together. Actually, using them simultaneously. This may not mean much to you, it's kinda photoshop talk. But, I was able to get out of a rut, a little bit. I hope I retain what I have learned...
If this isn't the most beautiful bench view in the United States, please, show me one better!
The Yellowstone River moving swiftly around a bend as it runs deep & heavy out of the Park towards Livingston, MT. This area is called Paradise Valley & clearly lives up to the name. On one side you have amazing peaks with a light dusting of snow from today's rain showers & the other side is narrow strips of farm land being irrigated by the cold waters of the river. It is absolutely amazing views 360 degrees.
We camped just down on the river of this picture, but the bench is just sitting out there, kinda in the middle of nowhere. Somebody needs to thank whomever thought that would be a great idea & did it, cause it was!
Wow! Incredible sunset. The pictures don't even come close to doing it justice. I was just overwhelmed, this setting was so powerful. The water on the lake & the different mountain ranges, varying in depth. This would have been a great HDR. The boaters & wakeboarders out there will remember this evening for a long time. It was stunning. Maybe the most moving sunset I have ever seen, or at least in recent memory. My kids were there with me, which made it even more special as I continue trying to show them how beautiful where I grew up was & have it impact them in a way it did/does, me. As you turn around from this spot where I took this picture, you can see DIA, Loveland area/Berthoud area, as the suns rays shine down on the cities & towns of the Front Range. Unfortunately, my vehicle & a telephone pole were messing up the shot. The people who live in on this lake & surrounding area are very lucky to have such amazing views, just about every night & morning..... unreal.
Well, it is now 4am.... Up all night working on my website, uploading pictures, changing the format, wondering what the hell am I doing, say to myself "dang I need another computer to do all this faster....." So, the sun was sun was setting last night & it started to rain. It was really beautiful lighting as the sun was shining through the evening shower, this picture does no justice! I tried the wide angle lens that I have, but ended up using my old trusty Nikon 24-140 f4 that has all the bells & whistles Nikon had to offer like 6 years ago, lol. Anyway, here's your moment of Zen!