Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Brand New Me

Well, in the blogosphere anyway. I've made a few changes which may not necessarily be eye catching. One, I decided to change the name of my blog to VM Sehy Photography. This aligns better with the rest of my online presence and matches the name I use professionally. Two, I changed my comment line to something a bit more clever. While these aren't huge changes, I'm very excited. I've been meaning to make them for awhile, but I have just been too busy. I'm not really sure how that happens. In the meantime, hope you enjoy these frozen leaf photos taken out at East Gallatin Recreation Area.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Yellowstone National Park - Mammoth Hot Springs

Last October I went down to Yellowstone National Park to see Mammoth Hot Springs. I had never been in the fall and wasn't sure what to expect. I was blown away. The steam coming off the springs was enhanced by the crisp fall day. I have no other word to use but awe.

Mound Terrace - Lower Half

Minerva Terrace

Palette Springs

Palette Springs

Palette Springs

Monday, January 16, 2012

Dancing Water

Awhile back, I found myself easily distracted by the water splashing off this measuring cup in my sink. I love the way water moves and flows and freezes in drops. The action of the water is spellbinding.

Check out the photoshopped version here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Dragonfly Visit

Sundays in My City is hosted by Unknown Mami and is an excellent opportunity to show off where you live.

For this week's post I chose to go back to warmer times. This dragonfly stopped by for a visit while I was pruning the lilacs this past summer. I must say I enjoyed the distraction.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Living in a Winter Wonderland

We had one of those picture perfect days, a reminder that we live in a winter wonderland. I did the only thing I could do. I finally got up to Blackmore Trail in Hyalite Canyon to do some cross country skiing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Silken Skein Falls

This past summer I finally ventured out onto Hyalite Trail far enough to see some of the other waterfalls. This particular one is named Silken Skein Falls. It was definitely worth the hike. It's a very gorgeous area. In fact, I'm glad I did a little research before going or I would have thought I'd found it when I found the bottom set of falls. The water cascades down a set of small drops. I will admit to being a bit confounded because I expected to find a larger falls that looked more like a sheet of water. I was turning around, giving up the ghost, when I took a really close look at the other shore. I realized that the trail picked up across the river. Boy am I glad I took a closer look. Definitely one of the more amazing spots I've ever been and well worth exploring.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Fog, Funnel Webs and Fungus

Sundays in My City is hosted by Unknown Mami and is an excellent opportunity to show off the place where you live.

One of the best things about living in Bozeman is the availability of public land. I can always find a spot to go hiking. I could live here my whole life and never run out of places to explore. One of my favorite spots to wander around in is Hyalite Canyon. The shots below were taken while hiking along Hyalite West Shore Trail which hugs the reservoir. This makes for excellent water shots as well as the chance of finding some very interesting macro subjects. I highly recommend a visit to this canyon if you are ever in the Bozeman area.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

A Blended World

Since I've discovered the multiple exposure feature on my camera, I've been living in a blended world. I love mixing images seeing how they fit together. Of course, sometimes I like to take it to a whole new level. That's when I get out the photoshop.

Friday, January 6, 2012

What I'm Missing

I am constantly amazed by what a busy place nature is. Occasionally, if I'm lucky, and I am in the right place at the right time, I will catch a glimpse of the action. When I do, I wonder what else is going on that I've missed. What happens along the ground, under tree leaves and various other hiding spots as I walk on by completely oblivious?

Fortunately, I have moments where I am paying attention and have my eyes truly open. Below are just a few moments when I happened to be looking in the right spot at the right time. Enjoy!