“A National Parks Geek.”

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It was a day after the American Labor Day holiday and the unofficial end of summer. But more importantly for me, it is the demographic transition of the US National Parks.

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I learned a couple of new phrases distinctive to Yellowstone National Park with the upcoming change of seasons, as the winds blow new color onto the leaves.


The phrases “newlyweds, to the nearly dead,” and “Strollers to tripods,” caught me off-guard when I heard the first from a Park Ranger and the second from the resident photographer.”
I did take the opportunity to impart a little wisdom to the young lady who appeared to be less than thirty years of age on how the nearly dead are seenagers, (“Senior adults above the age of 55”) maintain a healthy active lifestyle angering family members who wait for an inheritance the nearly dead are spending. 🙂

As an amateur photographer, the second phrase “Stroller to tripods.” captured my attention and photographer Dave Peterson who was signing copy’s of his photo books in the lobby of the Yellowstone Lodge, explained how the park will be inundated with photographers and their tripods from around the world capturing the parks fall and winter landscapes and wildlife.

My photos capture a less crowded Yellowstone National Park knowing the visuals will soon include dazzling colors of the leaves and eventually snow volumes and heights only your physical presence or photos will provide an appreciation and understanding of the change.

I’m looking forward to capturing photos of the transition scenes in the coming months because this is how a National Parks Geek and an amateur photographer rolls. 😉

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