Sunday, November 20, 2011

Early Snow in the Yellowstone, Bear Creek Trail (Bushwhacking!) and Livingston Montana

In Livingston, Montana right down the street from where I live, there is a block of houses that have nice
little bird nests in their yards. I do not know if the same person makes these but in Montana many people hang out the houses to attract the many different types of birds that come around in the spring and summer months. 

The Yellowstone River seen from Sacajawea Park in Livingston

One of the nice old houses in my little town.

Yellowstone has been getting a little snow these days. I hope you enjoy these simple shots taken while
on my lunch break hikes.
Mount Evert seen from the Beaver Creek Trail

Mount Busen in Yellowstone NP

This is shot from the porch of a house I have been working in. Nice view huh?

Yellowstone in all it's glory.

Inside that same house

A view from the front porch of that house

I took a nice hike climb up a step wooded area off the beaten path on the Bear Creek trail near Bozeman, Montana. This is what I found on that hike.
A view of 'the bush' and 'my boots' on the way down the hill.

I followed this creek up, up and up until I took a hard left into the deep woods towards the rocks

Got some altitude and was enjoying the view until a hunter put a bullet not to far from I

The beaten path

My view back up the mountains at sunset

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Ice Crystals of Autumn: Yellowstone National Park and Pine Creek Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness

   This week, I made my annual trip up a couple different creeks to photograph the late autumn ice crystals that form right before the snow comes and covers them up for the season. I really like the gentle gleam and soft forms that cling onto plants, logs and rocks along the streams. I think you might like them too. Enjoy!

 First Pine Creek Waterfall

 Second Beaver Pond Trail Creek in Yellowstone NP

 And Finally, I wanted to mix it up with some fancy photoshop effects.