Mammoth Hot Springs has two terrace boardwalks, the Upper and Lower. Approximately 50 hot springs lie within the area. The waters in these areas are around 170° by the time they reach the surface. As the hot water rises through limestone, large quantities of rock are dissolved by the hot water, and a white chalky mineral is deposited on the surface. I imagine this is what parts of mars looks like.
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.-William Faulkner
This was the second morning of my solo 5 day camping trip to the Tetons & Yellowstone. You can’t tell, but there’s about 70 other photographers crowded around this very small lakeside with their tripods setup supporting cameras larger than my head. For someone just starting out in photography, I found it to be slightly intimidating. There I was though standing in the dark cold morning among strangers all waiting for the sun to cast its light upon the Tetons. We had another hour before this would happen. I thought of where I could be instead.. maybe I should have gone home to see family and friends, or a beachside I’ve never been to or literally anywhere warmer and not alone, ha. Alone?I’m surrounded by people. What was I saying? Why am I day dreaming about being somewhere else when I was right where I wanted to be. This had been on my bucket list since I was a kid.. I turned to the man beside me and smiled. It only took a few minutes before I knew the names of the people around me, where they were from, what they did for a living, wishing aloud together we had coffee. Sometimes it just takes a conversation with someone to get out of your own head. They kindly answered any questions I had about how to shoot this scene and what settings to use each having a slightly different approach. They reminded me everyone has to start somewhere and how I couldn’t have picked a better place to practice. I laughed to myself thinking how out of place I felt just a few moments before. You are almost always surrounded by people willing to help you. Going forward, I was no longer hesitant to ask questions to anyone. They were eager to assist and it often led to great conversations. The sun began to rise at this point bringing a hushed quiet over the lakeside. Nothing but the sound of cameras clicking and the occasional “wow” mumbled. It was a spectacular sight. The vibrant warm tones whisked themselves into the clouds and slowly melted down the mountainside. The lake in front of us mirroring the morning show. It’s burned in my mind forever tied to the feeling of possibility.
California dreamin’… we’re coming for you! 🌲🌞🏞 We’re pinching ourselves that we get to spend the month of November in Yosemite National Park and wanted to share handful of dates where we'll be talkin' Campfire Stories: - 11/9 - Reading + Q&A @ Mono Lake Committee Info Center/Bookstore - Lee Vining, CA (11am-2pm)
- 11/10 - Meet & Greet @ Branches Books & Gifts - Oakhurst, CA (11am-2pm)
- 11/12 - Reading + Q&A @ Yosemite Valley Lodge - Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, CA (7-9pm)
- 11/16 - Reading + Q&A @ Rush Creek Lodge at Yosemite - Groveland, CA (7-9pm)
- 11/17 - Reading + Q&A @ Evergreen Lodge Yosemite - Groveland, CA (7-9pm)
Hope to share some stories and s'mores with you around the fire soon!
- A rare moment of perfect stillness at sunrise.
This is Yellowstone Lake. This photo has been shared all over Instagram and has been geotagged as Wallowa, Oregon, leading many people to incorrectly believe this is Lake Wallowa. However, if you've ever visited the largest lake in Yellowstone National Park, you might recognize the mountains in the background and this view as the Flat Mountain Arm of Yellowstone Lake.
To be clear, this is a composition with the deer silhouette and reflection added in with the saturation increased. It's a beautiful composition, and has inspired many people. The background image is taken from a 2016 stock photo on Alamy titled "The Flat Mountain arm of Yellowstone Lake at sunrise, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2016." Today's featured artist added in the deer silhouette and reflection, ripples around the deer, smoothed out some of the lake's surface, and increased the saturation.
The original photographer is Neal Herbert who works with @YellowstoneNPS, and today's featured artist Stijn Dijkstra did a fantastic job of creating a magical image from the source material.
Featured | @furstset
Taken by | @nealherbert
Location | Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
#WWTTY | Where Will TOTEM Take You?
#TOTEMMade#YellowstoneNationalPark#Wyoming - #wyostrong#yelllowstone
Cardio and new core work today! All at home, streaming from my phone while little man watched some cartoons before everyone else had to get up for school. I am glad I dknt have to juggle a schedule of getting to the gym with an early riser, and I set a good example! What was your workout today?
My wife should earn the coolest wife award today. Though she is a super planner, she went along with my spontaneous and unplanned idea early this morning before we got out of bed to drive up and spend a few days at Yellowstone National Park. On top of all of this, she agreed to do it all on the motorcycle. My wife is awesome. #f800gs#advmoto#yellowstonenationalpark