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Thanks for the responses! Yellvet, I'm trying to get a few photos downloaded (and then figure out how to post them). They aren't the really great ones that we get from the great photogs here, but they DO give me a nice record of my trips (and I LOVE taking photos). Billandkaren, how fun that you may have seen the same griz near Canyon. As I've never seen one there, it was a really special treat to see one there!

Statistics: Posted by Dorothy — Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:19 pm


Author: Dorothy
Posted: October 15, 2019, 5:19 am
Wow, that really is a crazy few days. Sorry you missed so much time in the park, but it really is beautiful with all that snow! And the park always delivers beauty and peace, no matter what. Thanks for sharing your story!

Statistics: Posted by Dorothy — Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:11 pm


Author: Dorothy
Posted: October 15, 2019, 5:11 am
Made a quick "fall" trip to Yellowstone Tuesday-Satirday. Had 8 inches of snow on my car the night I arrived, and the park was closed all day Wednesday, and they didn't open the west entrance until 1 p.m. Thursday. That gave me just 1 1/3`days to find stuff, and I never really did. Never got my camera out, just shot a few scenes with the cellphone. It was 9 below zero Friday morning. Just saw some bison and elk and one coyote. There were wolves way, way out east of Blacktail ponds, but I didn't see them. There was supposedly a bear or two high up in the west end of Lamar Valley, but everyone was putting away their scopes when I arrived.
It was kind of nice to see some of the interior of the park dressed for winter since I've never been to that part in winter.

Image0-11 by Linda Hamilton, on Flickr

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Image0-9 by Linda Hamilton, on Flickr

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Image0-7 by Linda Hamilton, on Flickr

Statistics: Posted by lah — Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:05 pm


Author: lah
Posted: October 13, 2019, 4:05 am
billandkaren wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:10 pm
It could be fine or it could be a mess. We were just out there and had two days of snow and three days of decent weather. I'd be really careful without 4-wheel drive, especially if you are going off the main road. Have you thought about renting a 4WD vehicle? At this time of year you can usually get some pretty good deals and you save the miles/wear-and-tear off your own vehicle. We do this on occasion and it works out well.

Bill
Thanks, Bill and all,

I decided to run up to southern Colorado this week to check out the area, so I guess I'll forgo the YNP/Bozeman trip for now. The area around South Fork is really nice, the weather was fantastic and the fall colors were in full effect. I'll try to post some pics in the Non Yellowstone board.

Statistics: Posted by mdtrot — Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:03 am


Author: mdtrot
Posted: October 12, 2019, 4:03 pm
Went over the pass on October 2 and didn't see the bears. However, we were hosting a small school group and when they came over on Sunday, October 6, Felicia and Pepper were digging in the snow at the pass. For most of the kids it was their first grizzly bear! They really enjoyed hearing the story about their separation and reunion. Hope they make it and the wildlife officials leave them alone.

Bill

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:20 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: October 12, 2019, 1:20 am
It could be fine or it could be a mess. We were just out there and had two days of snow and three days of decent weather. I'd be really careful without 4-wheel drive, especially if you are going off the main road. Have you thought about renting a 4WD vehicle? At this time of year you can usually get some pretty good deals and you save the miles/wear-and-tear off your own vehicle. We do this on occasion and it works out well.

Bill

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:10 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: October 12, 2019, 1:10 am
Sounds like you had a fantastic trip. We were out from October 2-9 but not in the park all those days. We had some good looks at grizzlies and a fair look at the wolves. We may have seen the same grizzly near Canyon along the Norris to Canyon road, but we did not see a single moose! So congrats on getting those great looks and also on seeing the GGO.
Thanks for sharing1

Statistics: Posted by billandkaren — Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:59 pm


Author: billandkaren
Posted: October 12, 2019, 12:59 am
We no longer have a Classified section, but I wanted to let everyone know that I'm selling my Canon 600mm lens. This is the primary lens I've used in Yellowstone (and elsewhere around the world) the past three+ years for wildlife photography. It's in good shape (minor paint chips and scratches on the exterior), and includes a black LensCoat cover as well as the original case and straps. It's recently been cleaned and service by Canon Professional Services.

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More information and photos can be found here.

Max

Statistics: Posted by Max — Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:04 pm


Author: Max
Posted: October 11, 2019, 5:04 am
Bozeman will definitely have a lot of good craft beer. That would be a sure thing :lol:

Statistics: Posted by rzrpirate — Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:58 pm


Author: rzrpirate
Posted: October 9, 2019, 9:58 pm
I just checked the exposure difference in the EXIF data on these two pictures and it is only 1/3 stop different. I am surprised actually that it was only that much.

Tom

Statistics: Posted by tlveik — Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:29 pm


Author: tlveik
Posted: October 9, 2019, 6:29 pm
That's true. A polarizer will darken a picture some if you don't compensate with either increased aperture, increased ISO or increased exposure time. I think about 1 or 2 stops of extra exposure is needed. Most modern cameras should be able to do that automatically though with automatic exposure.

Your camera may also have an adjustment called exposure-compensation which can add a fixed amount of extra exposure to each shot.

Tom

Statistics: Posted by tlveik — Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:10 pm


Author: tlveik
Posted: October 9, 2019, 6:10 pm
Thanks, great pic. The problem I have sometimes had when using my polarizing filter is that it often darkens the whole image too much, even when I try to compensate the exposure for that. It also will cause a longer exposure unless I change iso, so I also have to take that into account.

Statistics: Posted by mdtrot — Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:09 am


Author: mdtrot
Posted: October 9, 2019, 3:09 pm
mdtrot wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:26 pm
Superb! Just curious if you used any sort of polarizing filter to get the water so clear?
For anyone interested in the use of a polarizer in photography I started another thread for that topic here.
viewtopic.php?f=12&t=451

Tom

Statistics: Posted by tlveik — Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:30 am


Author: tlveik
Posted: October 9, 2019, 1:30 pm
The use of a polarizer in photography came up in another thread so I thought I'd start a thread for just that topic.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=448
This thread has photographs that used a polarizer to remove reflections from the surface of water.

A polarizer is also very useful in enhancing the color of the sky and foliage. Here are two pictures showing that effect. The only difference between these two pictures is that one uses a polarizer and the other doesn't. The effect is very dependent on where the sun is in the sky.

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Tom

Statistics: Posted by tlveik — Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:26 am


Author: tlveik
Posted: October 9, 2019, 1:26 pm
Does anyone else see the face in the second one? The sunken eyes, big nose and Jay Leno chin?

Tom

Statistics: Posted by tlveik — Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:35 pm


Author: tlveik
Posted: October 9, 2019, 2:35 am