Photography by Tom Lane

Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons

Mount Moran and the Grand Teton mountain range reflected in Jackson Lake.

This image, taken in September, 2017 has to be one of my favourite pictures. It was taken in colour and when I first opened it in Lightroom it was very dull and “flat”, because at the time of taking it was a very grey and miserable day.

I converted it to Black & White using “Silver Efex Pro 2” and with a significant amount of processing achieved this end result.

(Taken with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 52mm)

Mammoth Hot Springs is the first feature encountered when entering the National Park through the North Entrance, from Gardiner

(Taken in September, 2017with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 28mm)

Another view of Mammoth Hot Springs taken on the same trip

(Taken in September, 2017 with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 34mm)

Tree Growing Out of Rock

How can this be when I cannot even grow plants and shrubs in our own garden?

(Taken in September, 2017 with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 47mm)

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest, oldest, and most dynamic of Yellowstone’s thermal areas. The highest temperature yet recorded in any geothermal area in Yellowstone was measured in a scientific drill hole at Norris: 459°F (237°C) just 1,087 feet (326 meters) below the surface! There are very few thermal features at Norris under the boiling point (199°F at this elevation)

Norris shows evidence of having had thermal features for at least 115,000 years. The features in the basin change daily, with frequent disturbances from seismic activity and water fluctuations.

(Taken in September, 2017 with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 47mm)

Another geyser in the Norris Basin

(Taken in September, 2017 with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 34mm)

Another Geyser but not sure where

(Taken in September, 2017 with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 24mm)

Norris Geyser Basin

This image took a little bit of work in Photoshop as I wanted to remove all the cars in the Car Park on the far side of the geysers. I prefer it without them.

 

 

 

(Taken in September, 2017 with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 31mm)

Highway 89 which is the main route into park’s North Entrance.

We’ve been to Yellowstone many times and have learned not to rely on the weather. This image was taken in September on the road which runs from where we normally stay in Gardiner to Mammoth Thermal Spring.

Gardiner is a census-designated place in Park County, Montana. The population was 875 at the 2010 census and so you can see why the horse left the “one horse town”. Gardiner was officially founded in 1880, but the area has served as a main entrance to Yellowstone National Park since its creation in 1872

(Taken in September, 2017 with a Leica SL camera fitted with a 24-90mm Vario Elmarit f2.8-4.0 lens set at 34mm)

The Grand Teton Mountain Range as seen from Highway US191 which runs from the South Entrance of Yellowstone to Jackson Hole.

(Taken in June 2018 with a Leica CL Camera fitted with a Vario-Elmar TL 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH lens, set at 36mm)

 

Yellowstone River

(Taken in June 2018 with a Leica CL Camera fitted with a Vario-Elmar TL 18-56mm f3.5-5.6 ASPH lens, set at 36mm)