28 Oct 14. One morning we got up around 0430 to take a drive into the Lamar Valley to look for both color and animals; I wanted to be there for sunrise. We did fairly well on the color and quite well on bison, but not much else save for a few pronghorn and three wolves about 1.5 miles distant. Watching the wolves through a 1200+ mm lens they were about the size of a grain of rice, but I can claim that we did see wolves in the wild. I even grabbed a couple of shots for proof. The main event of that day, the bison coming in at number two, were the stars! We awoke to and started driving with every star in the northern hemisphere out to lighten our way, and it was truly a memorable experience. It felt as though we could reach up and grab either dipper and ladle out a cup of light! The stars were with us until sunrise which was almost as nice, just not quite. We drove to the easterly end of the Lamar valley, then turned around a few miles short of the park boundary and drove slowly back towards Roosevelt Towers. As we neared the junction we came across several herds of bison leisurely enjoying their morning meal. Foul weather was forecast for later in the day and for the next several days, and the activity in the sky suggested that the forecast was accurate. Thus I had some wonderful light to play with along with lots of clouds to make things interesting. This is another of the prints I made for my neighbor and in this image I took the color and converted it to B&W as I usually do, but this time I did something different and applied a micro contrast enhancing filter twice, once early on in the editing of the image, and then a second time as the final step after having converted it to B&W. The result of the second application was to add emphasis to the god rays and some unexpected slight bluing in portions of the clouds, something I think shouldn't have occurred but something I really liked, so I left it in for effect. You can decided for yourself how you feel about the artifact. Zoom in to 100% to count the bison. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 250; 1/500 sec @ f /9.