A Western Adventure... A photographic journey
A fumarole, also called a steam vent, occurs when a hydrothermal feature has so little water in its system that the water boils away before reaching the surface.
Walking the boardwalks through Yellowstone was such an experience; the steam hanging in the air created such an eerie atmosphere, especially as you walked at dusk.
Dead lodgepole pines near some hydrothermal areas look as if they are wearing white anklet socks, at one time called “bobby socks.” The dead trees soak up the mineral-laden water. When the water evaporates, the minerals are left behind, turning the lower portion of the trees white.
Sacagawea looks over the land as if she is a mountain....
The photograph of Sacagawea was taken at the Buffalo Bill Center in Cody, Wyoming during my visit at the museum. This bronze statue portrays Sacagawea, the famed Shoshone woman who safely led Lewis and Clark across the Rocky Mountain wilderness during their trek to the Pacific Ocean from 1804 to 1806.
Great Spirit, grant that I may not criticize my neighbor until I have walked a mile in his moccasins. —Native American Plains Proverb
I took some time to process this photo in black & white to enhance the natural setting of the steam and landscape. The photo in the background was processed in Topaz to give it a "grunge" feel.
This photo I processed in black & white and enhanced the natural elements of the landscape. The photo in the background was processed in Topaz to give it a "grunge" feel.