Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

This summer’s trip to Yellowstone National Park was one of the highlights of the year, and I came home with a bazillion awesome photos. Today I want to share with you what you see when you don’t think about the landscape or the natural phenomena that created it, but simply focus on the form, color and pattern before you.

You have to engage in some tunnel vision to concentrate on the details of this overwhelming environment, and then you start to see formal compositions and color palettes:

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Like a Rothko painting:

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

This is the most vivid orange hue I’ve ever seen in nature:

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

Yellowstone National Park: Form, Color and Pattern

For a description of the broader context of where exactly we visited in Yellowstone, check out this post. Better yet, find yourself there! It’s a truly amazing place, and I feel really lucky to have been able to experience it in person.

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