Yellowstone Memories — No. 1

For them not interested in reading, you can explore the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.  

For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options:
1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos.
2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button at the bottom-top of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: clicking the PLAY arrow will run a full-screen slideshow. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos as this will pause the slideshow.

If you want the full experience, keep reading.

Yellowstone June 2015

For them who are wondering, these posts appear for two reasons; one, I’m trying out software and, two, I’m busy with stuff and I have little time for the blog right now.

Doing these every other day or so keeps the blog active and doesn’t require large stretches of time. In fact, I prepare these piecemeal and post them when I think I have enough.

Except for the first photo — which is from 2015 — these photos are from our 2013 visit to Yellowstone NP.

Yellowstone still ranks as our favorite national park of the ones we’ve visited. Not that we hate the others, but Yellowstone ranks at the top of parks we’d revisit in a heartbeat.

Here’s a gallery of photos from the shore of Yellowstone Lake, along the road on Eastern entrance to the park.

This next gallery contains what some might call more iconic photos from the park.

Side note: most of the photos in the previous gallery — and next — would look harsh with my “regular” processing. This is, in part, because of the lighting, but also because of the scenes themselves. Also, there’s always the concern about what type of screen one uses to view these offerings. My screen is a wide gamut screen and most aren’t. I must also remember that most people don’t calibrate their screens. All I can say is that these look “natural” on my screen. Hopefully, they look the same on yours. 

Almost automatically, when I process photos, I always do a quick B&G&W conversion to see if they’re suited for a classical film look. These appeared (to me) as good candidates for the Ilford Pan Plus 50 processing.

The link gives you the technical details and developing times . . . but, I just clicked on a DxO Film Pack menu. Note, I’m not a spokesperson nor do I receive any renumeration from DxO. On the contrary; I give them money.

Here are the B&G&W offerings of the above photos:

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