Monochromes From The Park

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The long view from the Norris Hot Springs area looking out towards the Gallatin Mountain range.

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Facing into the ever changing wind as steam heads our way at Biscuit Basin.

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A Bison enjoying some open space around Black Sand basin.

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Hot water pouring into the Firehole rive as steam clouds the lodgepole forest behind at Midway Geyser Basin.

Boil…boil

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Sitting, waiting and watching the earth doing it’s thing on a cloudy October day.

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The mud volcano bubbles and the colors tell a story. Getting a first hand glimpse of the processes that make this planet help bring geology alive.

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Looking into dragon mouth springs for the dragon to appear.

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As the skies clear the clouds whizz by and earth and sky seemingly become one.

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While the weather posed no threat the clouds just seemed to grow and grow as the day went on.

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And although the landscape was brilliant the combination of earth and sky called out to be seen as one. The ridge-line and sky combined to become the one that they already are.

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Above the ridge,

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the ridge the clouds call home.

Iron Spring Creek

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Spending time watching the clouds and light change on at Iron Spring Creek.  Autumn grass and sky were on display and ever changing just as the weather was that day.

While looking south the clouds filled then left the sky to various degree in just 15 minutes time.

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Then turning to look north the sky was gray and filled with soft clouds…

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…but within 15 minutes a bit of blue filled the sky and color filled the landscape  at Iron Spring Creek on this early October day.