We had quite the spring blizzard up at Rocky Mountain National Park, here's a view as the storm finally cleared this past weekend.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I wanted to post something special for my third flickrversary and became overjoyed when I realized I had captured a real steam devil (on right, like a cyclonic dust devil but with steam) at Grand Prismatic Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park! How I missed this earlier is beyond me, I have five total shots showing it that confirmed it was indeed one spinning away. Thanks all for three amazing years of friendship, growth and fun!
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Friday, April 10, 2009
This image was created with 65 consecutive 30 second exposures stacked for the trails and 2 dark frames for noise reduction and 2 frames for the foreground detail. If you look carefully you can see Perseid meteors zooming through the frame as this was taken at the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower pointing towards the radiant. One my favorite yearly astronomical events!
Images were stacked with Max Lyon's stacker program and then merged in PS. If I had my superwide Tokina 11-16 for this I could have included the N. Star, that would have rocked.