Here is a series of my favorite shots from a recent trip to Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. Given the overcast day, I tended toward detail shots. All taken with my Olympus E30 and Zuiko 50-200mm SWD.
Norris Geyser Basin at Sunset
Every now and then, it pays to follow your muse. Accompanied by my longtime friend Brant Nyberg, we left Bozeman last Sunday at 4PM for a photo drive through Yellowstone. Our timing put us in the Norris Geyser Basin at 8:30PM - just in time to catch shots like this one. This was my last shot of the night - three frames combined in CS5 and processed in LR3. Shot with my Olympus E30 and 50-200mm Zuiko.
Yellowtail Reservoir - Montana/Wyoming Border
Here’s a panoramic shot of Yellowtail Reservoir in northern Wyoming. I’ve given this shot some love in post using OnOne’s Perfect Photo Tools suite after tweaking the individual frames in Lightroom. The 70s vibe felt right for this one! Shot with my Olympus E30 and 14-45mm Zuiko.
Maui Flowers - a la Pixel Bender
I discovered Adobe’s Pixel Bender plugin for CS5 earlier today. I was intrigued by the Oil Painting filter, so I downloaded the plugin and gave it a shot tonight after work. Very impressed with the speed - because it leverages the GPU, updates are almost instant. Quick, easy, done. Here’s the output of one experiment - a shot of Maui flowers taken during my last trip to the island.
What can I say? I dig orange. Shot in the home office.
At the end of our recent trip to Washington, DC, we decided to devote our last day to visiting the hallowed ground of Gettysburg. We didn’t have nearly enough time to spend the time this place deserves, but I’m glad we had a chance to visit nonetheless. Taken with my Olympus E30 and Zuiko 50-200mm lens.