Union Station, Denver, Colorado

 

The iconic California Zephyr was parked (are trains parked, docked…) at Union Station this evening.  That and the light and the killer symmetry of the new Union Station…had to get a photo of it.

 

I was going to just take the Fuji X-T1 and the 18 and 35 lenses but I’ve shooting more super wide stuff lately so I think I’ll put the Fuji 14mm in my backpack, too.

 

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and 14mm Fuji lens.

 

 

 

Union Station, Denver

Union Station, Denver

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Grand Tetons National Park

This turned out to be one of my favorite photos from the Grand Tetons and I wouldn’t have gotten it if it weren’t for Meghan. My thought was to shoot this image just after dawn when the rising sun would have lit it all up from the front. But she wanted to check it out in the late afternoon light which turned out to be this awesome side light that made for a very dramatic look. Thanks for getting us back over there for this incredible light, Meghan!    My daughter is one of my greatest teachers…in both photography and in life.

 

This print is available for purchase at: www.buffaloheartimages.com/prints

 

Grand Tetons barn photo

Grand Tetons barn photo

 

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Yellowstone Falls, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

So much to see in Yellowstone!    All my previous trip to Yellowstone followed a similar path – get past the hordes of tourists and get to the trailhead as quickly as possible.   And the amazing thing is that after getting just a few miles down the trail, you mostly have the trail to yourself.   That’s been my Yellowstone, a quiet time on the trail seeing a variety of wildlife that I’m not sure you can find anywhere else.

 

But it’s been nice on this trip to see the park through the eyes of my daughter who is much more enthralled by the waterfalls and the thermal features than I’ve ever been.  It’s almost as if this is my first trip to Yellowstone.   It’s been nice.

 

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and 23 1.4 Fuji lens.   This is by far my fav focal length.  So much so that I just ordered the new Fuji X100T with the fixed 23mm lens.

 

Yellowstone Falls.

Yellowstone Falls.

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Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring

 

Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic Spring is stunning.   Lucky for me I was on a photo safari with my daughter, who is also a professional photographer, and she’d done some research and had found a place that had an awesome vantage point to shoot from.   The Spring is cool at eye level but you really have to get above it to get the beauty and magnitude of it and its place in Yellowstone.

 

The hike is fairly easy to get to and the first mile of it is a flat trail but you need to be in decent shape to climb the last 400 meters which is at a forty-five degree angle and slick to boot.   But the killer views are well worth it.

 

I shot this with the Fuji X-T1 and the Fuji 23mm 1.4 lens.

 

 

Grand Prismat Spring

Grand Prismat Spring

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Fall Colors in Grand Tetons National Park

Fall colors in the Grand Tetons don’t suck.    I was mostly shooting B&W because I was loving the dramatic lighting and the tonality and I’m sure the sky in this photo would look cool in B&W but these fall colors are just too incredible not to be in color.

 

Most people see the Tetons while driving to or from Yellowstone National Park but it’s really worth spending at least a few days.  It’s a lot less crowded that YNP and there are some awesome hiking trails.

 

Shot with the Fuji X-T1 and  23 1.4 lens.   I’m loving the Fuji’s and not missing the Nikons at all.

 

 

 

Grand tetons National Park

Grand tetons National Park

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Grand Tetons National Park

 

I know it’s counterintuitive to shoot B&W images when the fall colors are so amazing in the Tetons right now but the stormy skies just screamed to be shot in in B&W.

 

I shot some cool color images that I’ll have up in a few days.

 

All the images were shot with the Fuji X-T1.

 

 

 

Horse in the Grand Tetons.

Horse in the Grand Tetons.

Grand Tetons.

Grand Tetons.

Grand Tetons National Pak.

Grand Tetons National Pak.

Grand Tetons National Park.

Grand Tetons National Park.

Grand Tetons National Park.

Grand Tetons National Park.

The Snake River in Grand Tetons National Park.

The Snake River in Grand Tetons National Park.

Buffalo in the Tetons.

Buffalo in the Tetons.

Buffalo in the Grand Tetons.

Buffalo in the Grand Tetons.

Buffalo in the Grand Tetons.

Buffalo in the Grand Tetons.

Be awhile before I head to the outhouse.  : )

Be awhile before I head to the outhouse. : )

Fall in the Grand Tetons.

Fall in the Grand Tetons.

Storm over the Tetons.

Storm over the Tetons.

Gonna climb these on my next visit.

Gonna climb these on my next visit.

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