04 Mar 19	We left off Friday mentioning a problem with a hard crash on the graphics box. Thought I'd have everything in-hand by tonight but the problem turned out to be a bit more than I had anticipated. The culprit was a HD that decided to go south and as it turns out it is the drive with all the current photos. Back up date is the last of each month and Thursday was that day, but the HD decided to go out a few hours before I got it backed up. Now it's touch and go WRT getting those files off. After unsuccessfully battling the drive for two days, I elected on a day of rest for Sunday and after church we drove to Hurricane Ridge for some R&R. Didn't quite fully turn out that way but that's a story for later in the week. Bottom line is I didn't get the files worked up over the weekend I wanted but tomorrow is another day. Meanwhile I still have a large number of 2018 fall Yellowstone images to share and this is one of them. On the side of the intersection of highway 191 where you turn to drive to Big Sky is the Michener Memorial Chapel; if you were to park there and cross the highway and walk down the path of the small roadside embankment this is what you would see, or perhaps I should say might see, it being weather dependent. Of course being MT, you might also see a fisherman or two although when I was there non made their appearance. This was roughly 3 p.m. with not even a hint of what the weather would be like in another 12 hours. At this point in time I was anticipating a lovely sunny clear drive home the next day. Of course that wasn't to be the case and the contrast in the weather for those two days was amazing, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed!<br />
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This is a six pane pano that I've cropped for best composition and although there is some curvature distortion the river does divide where you see it to flow around that little island only to regroup at the island opposite end. Missing a Fisherman  Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO400; 1/640 sec @ f / 9.
29 Mar 19	My apology to all for the silence this week. With folks visiting us last week from MT I managed to come down last Friday with what I'll just call the crud and was bed ridden until today when I decided I had to get up and move on, but not very fast and not for any length of time before napping. A 4% weight loss among other things was part of the last 7 days "fun" time not to mention negatively impacting their visit!   Needless to say I wasn't about creating any images to share so I'm attaching one from last fall's visit to Yellowstone that I've had hanging around for a while. This was taken on the 2nd day of the drive to the condo and is exemplary of the kinds of sights I was enjoying on that 2 day drive. It had to be one of the most beautiful drives, both coming and going, I've experienced on our many visits with the yellows at their best. On top of which was the varied weather conditions which I've shared in many previous images and will continue with a few more. This was a rest stop that was closed on the drive to in lovely conditions like I'm sharing but which was open on the return trip in the snow and ice.<br />
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This basically what the camera saw. Full Blown Autumn Color  Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 320; 1/500 sec @ f / 9.