October 29 - Richland Creek Wilderness Area

Over the weekend, I joined several people from CSNP and spent two nights in the Richland Creek Wilderness area in Arkansas. Even though it is a fairly remote location, the campground was fairly full by Saturday afternoon. I think everyone had a good time, and I hope they captured some of the beauty this place has to offer.

October 24 - More Missouri Mines

By request, here are a few more pictures from the Missouri Mines State Historical Site. I really enjoyed visiting this place, and hope I can do so again someday. If you follow this link, you'll get all the mine pictures together!

October 20 - Early Fall Color

The camera club had a field trip today that took us to locations around around Waynesville and St. James to look for some early fall color. While the sky was cloudless, we had a good time and there was some color after all. The first three pictures are from an area North of St. Roberts where Hwy Y crosses the Gasconade River. The rest are from Maramec Springs Park.

Fog was rising from the river when we arrived - it was kind of cool, and perhaps even a bit frosty.

The seed of a milkweed.

On a long exposure, bubbles floating on the river make streaks across the image. And yes, posting this one upside down makes it look a little odd.

Pine forest in Maramec Springs.

I had to be pretty creative with my tripod to get this shot!

I was happy to see cypress trees scattered throughout the park.

October 7 - Jack-O'-Lantern Mushrooms

I've heard quite a few people talking about these bright orange mushrooms lately, and was thrilled to find some popping up not too far from my driveway. I believe they're called Jack-O'-Lantern Mushrooms and they're quite interesting.

October 6 - Additional Trip Pictures

I've worked through a few more of my 3200+ images that I took on the camera club trip. I don't expect that I'll find many more that I really like. If I get 1 out of 100 images that I like, I think I've done pretty good (it sure is a good thing I'm shooting digital!)

During our first evening in Grand Teton National Park, we ended up at Jackson lake to see a sunset. There wasn't much of one, but I did like this mountain silhouette.

This is from Wind River Lake near our lodge. These alpine meadows in this area are just incredible. Peaceful near dusk, and vividly colored when lit by the sun.

One of the mountains visible from Signal Mountain. It had been cloudy that day, and I really liked the half-hidden mountain peak.

A panographic image (more than one image stitched together in this case) of Two Oceans Lake.

Great Fountain Geyser was just a special place when we were there. This is a 20 second exposure from when it was nearly dark.

From Rocky Mountain National Park. There wasn't much color in the sky that night, but with a longer lens you could frame the vibrant bits.

And after the sun was long gone, there were still some very interesting clouds. This is another long exposure when it was nearly dark.

The next morning at Sprague Lake, there were some great reflections in the water. In this case, the reflections were of golden aspens on the mountains.

And a little rock with the same reflections.