When I woke this morning, the window frames were glowing around the edge of drapes – so I quickly grabbed these couple of sunrise views (they’d faded soon after!)
A huge geothermal spectacle just south of the north entrance to Yellowstone; clear here is how the features keep changing – where hot water bubbles up and provides nourishment to bacteria, the colors are bright, but where the water no longer runs the bacteria die leaving just the white of the minerals laid down when the water flowed!
Within a couple miles walk of Old Faithful are many geothermal features – more geysers, hot springs and colorful pools, so much natural beauty! Photos don’t really capture all that we enjoyed, but here’s some anyway …
This really is a must visit area of Yellowstone, despite the traffic (because everyone does visit!)
I just purchased a(nother!) new camera, the Sony A6400; it offers enhanced low light also being small and light (almost too small!) and while it doesn’t have the massive zoom of my other high zoom cameras although with the 18-200 lens I also purchased, it’s pretty good!
Testing the opposite view, I used the macro feature to take close-up views of flowers on my morning walk around town … none of these are edited (except for size); color/etc just straight from the camera – and I’m very impressed!
Today we attended the traveling show Luzia, currently about half an hour from us in Orlando. We’ve seen MANY Cirque Du Soleil shows over the years (Mystere, O (many times!), Ka, Dralion, Corteo, La Nouba, Quidam, Varekai, Delirium, Love, and the not so good Michael Jackson Immortal) but this was our first time for Luzia – and it was another great show! Spectacular costumes and acrobatic performances, and amazing use of waterfall effects …
Also nice was that photos were allowed (no flash, no video) so we have great memories of the show too:
Last night, even in the cold (for Florida) and windy weather, I went outside multiple times as the Moon was eclipsed by Earth, taking photos – with no tripod set up, it was a little tricky; and I stopped once I got the first full eclipse picture (past bed time!); but I’m quite pleased with the results … (click any image for bigger version)