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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Yellowstone, Tetons & Beyond

My husband Bill and I had an amazing vacation last May/ early June to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Even though the weather didn't always cooperate (some rain and snow), there weren't too many visitors in the parks and we saw animals galore. The only traffic jams were caused by the bisons as they slowly lumbered down the center of the roads. The geysers and springs were both beautiful but smelly. And oh my, there was plenty of inspiration for creating future art. Thanks to a new camera I was able to take close-up pics of many of the animals that were in distant meadows and because it was digital I could take as many as I wanted (over 1300 pics). Back home I experimented with Mac's iMovie software and made a short three minute slideshow video with music and sound effects of our trip called "Art Inspiration - Yellowstone, the Tetons & Beyond." Check it out on youtube at:


  1. Your YouTube video is wonderful with some really awesome pictures of scenes plus the wildlife. I want to visit Yellowstone and doublely so after seeing your pix.

    Congratulations on your new blog!

  2. Hi Joan.

    I really enjoyed your video! I'm going to Blackfoot, Idaho in September, via Jackson Hole. On the way back, I plan to spend a little time at the Teton National Park, before flying out of Jackson Hole. I'm really excited about the artistic exploration factor and you made me even more excited. I'm planning a little painting & a lot of photography!


  3. Hi Beth. Most of the pics on my video were from Yellowstone. In the Tetons we were disappointed not to see any animals (except a deer and a few birds) because we were not allowed to walk the trails. While we were there in early June there were a lot of bears (didn't see any) because of baby animals (moose etc) so the trails were closed. We understand that the moose are out in the early morning or late afternoon but we didn't see any. In September, you should have better luck in seeing animals, birds, and more flowers than we saw. Ask at the information centers in the park to find out the best places to see animals or other places of interest. If you have time, stop at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Center. They have a very nice museum with lots of animals that have been preserved and they can probably tell you other locations for wildlife photography. Enjoy your trip!

  4. Hi Joan, what type of camera did you use? Your pictures are so pretty! :)

  5. Hi Kim,
    I used a Nikon CoolPix P90. It takes pictures at 12.1 Megapixels and zooms 24x. Which means it can zoom up close to the subject and still be sharp. The bison and baby in the picture were in a meadow at least three football fields away.