Daily Image - Oct 2013 Archive - sonofjohan
08 Oct 13.  It being B&W Tuesday we'll stay with a monochrome image, but for today we'll substitute tan for the black and go for something more along the lines of sepia. The color will be a bit darker than what one normally associates with a sepia image, but that the closest I can call it. While visiting Glacier National Park, we collected the usual full color handout and the park paper as we entered the park. As we were traveling from Glacier to Yellowstone, Jam read in the paper a story about a historical site that was claimed to be mid way between the two parks and a must see for the kids. The idea didn't excite me much, but Jan really wanted to visit it so we spent a few hours at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. This is a real ranch which is still in operation but is just a mere pittance of what it was in its heyday. A guided tour is available of the ranch house which has been maintained as it was in its prime thanks to family members who have donated everything originally there. I'd share some photos but you aren't allowed to take any photos as it might harm the interior of the ranch house. A bunch of crap of course as they are very willing to sell you photos, the taking of which by a "professional" photographer apparently didn't harm the interior. If you can get beyond the photo crap, the history of the farm is quite interesting and actually worth the visit. But the idea, as promoted in the paper that it is a great place for kiddies, is nonsense, and any kids I know would be bored to tears even before making it to the farm area of the property. However, there is a lot of history in the barns, bunk house, ranch house, and the fields where there are several old farm implements nicely displayed. I took several shots of the things allowed to be photographed and one of them is the image for today. You will immediately recognize the subject, or at least I hope you will. If not, you do need to go visit one of our old historical farms of which there are many available. This image was created by running a single filter on it to convert it from color to monochrome to which I added a slight curves adjustment to give it just a bit more contrast making it appear a bit less flat. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/125 sec @ f /11.

08 Oct 13. It being B&W Tuesday we'll stay with a monochrome image, but for today we'll substitute tan for the black and go for something more along the lines of sepia. The color will be a bit darker than what one normally associates with a sepia image, but that the closest I can call it. While visiting Glacier National Park, we collected the usual full color handout and the park paper as we entered the park. As we were traveling from Glacier to Yellowstone, Jam read in the paper a story about a historical site that was claimed to be mid way between the two parks and a must see for the kids. The idea didn't excite me much, but Jan really wanted to visit it so we spent a few hours at the Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site. This is a real ranch which is still in operation but is just a mere pittance of what it was in its heyday. A guided tour is available of the ranch house which has been maintained as it was in its prime thanks to family members who have donated everything originally there. I'd share some photos but you aren't allowed to take any photos as it might harm the interior of the ranch house. A bunch of crap of course as they are very willing to sell you photos, the taking of which by a "professional" photographer apparently didn't harm the interior. If you can get beyond the photo crap, the history of the farm is quite interesting and actually worth the visit. But the idea, as promoted in the paper that it is a great place for kiddies, is nonsense, and any kids I know would be bored to tears even before making it to the farm area of the property. However, there is a lot of history in the barns, bunk house, ranch house, and the fields where there are several old farm implements nicely displayed. I took several shots of the things allowed to be photographed and one of them is the image for today. You will immediately recognize the subject, or at least I hope you will. If not, you do need to go visit one of our old historical farms of which there are many available. This image was created by running a single filter on it to convert it from color to monochrome to which I added a slight curves adjustment to give it just a bit more contrast making it appear a bit less flat. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/125 sec @ f /11.

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