Silent, But Violent by ipsen

The smell of sulfur in the air, steam of bubbling water and the intense colors of the Grand Prismatic Spring even boost in the sunset. The Yellowstone National Park is one of the most fascinating and exciting places, I have ever been to.

Do it yourself – Yellowstone-atmosphere at home:
1. Eat some beans (magical fruits)
2. Wait for 2-3 hours
3. Come back to this photo and watch it again

Camera: Olympus E-P3

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Vitai Lampada by NathanMerrill

Vitai Lampada
(“They Pass On The Torch of Life”)
There’s a breathless hush in the Close to-night —
Ten to make and the match to win —
A bumping pitch and a blinding light,
An hour to play and the last man in.
And it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat,
Or the selfish hope of a season’s fame,
But his Captain’s hand on his shoulder smote —
‘Play up! play up! and play the game!’

The sand of the desert is sodden red, —
Red with the wreck of a square that broke; —
The Gatling’s jammed and the Colonel dead,
And the regiment blind with dust and smoke.
The river of death has brimmed his banks,
And England’s far, and Honour a name,
But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks:
‘Play up! play up! and play the game!’

This is the word that year by year,
While in her place the School is set,
Every one of her sons must hear,
And none that hears it dare forget.
This they all with a joyful mind
Bear through life like a torch in flame,
And falling fling to the host behind —
‘Play up! play up! and play the game!’

Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938)

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Winter by eyeofalens


Felt like sharing a cold image so here is Winter …actually it was a cold autumn morning in yellowstone national park, same morning I & others had to leave as some politicians decided it would be a good idea to have a government shutdown ….bizarre to say the least

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LIGHTNING CRASHES | North Yellowstone | 2015

This is from the series of my tour last July in Yellowstone where I was able to capture some unique cloud formation. As the story goes, we arrived there with a weather system coming in. We noticed lightning forming from both left and right of our view. Hoping to capture some, I set up my camera and dialed in just the right speed in burst mode (fast enough to capture details) and locked the remote. I made sure to use jpeg as my cf card may not handle the volume and buffer.

For that afternoon, I took 3,729 in three spots trying to capture lightning and out of that I did got around 7 successful shots. This was my favorite, for this spot I took 264 and only got 1 good take. Check out the screen capture of the series –

The file needed some blending to recover details from shots without lightning.

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Bison of Yellowstone by westlight

Close-up with a bison in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming captured during one of my photo tours I offer each year. An amazing place to see and photograph, especially in winter. Only 2 guest per tour!

Winter in Yellowstone Photo Tour: One spot open on semi-private tour for Jan. 17-22, 2016 dates

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