To Witness the Magnificence of Yellowstone

Post by Avery Hu

I have studied Landscape Architecture for three years in the United States. A significant component that makes the philosophy of landscape design in this country unique is that the best landscape design is always created by nature. Building upon this fundamental philosophy, our pioneers in this country created United States National Park System in 1872. Yellowstone National Park was one of the earliest natural parks in this country. I have known about Yellowstone since the history class in the first year of my study, but I never had a chance to visit the park. Finally, I decided to put my footprints on the surface of this mysterious land of our Earth and took an after-graduation trip to Wyoming. After I returned to San Francisco, I felt it was necessary to share some of my photos. These photos are taken by Yashica Mat 124G and Nikon FM2N film camera by using Kodak Portra 160 and Fuji 160 NS negatives. All of them are developed in Photoworks, and are scanned by Epson V600.


The Artist Point A

The Artist Point B

The Artist Point A & The Artist Point B

The location to take these two image is called the Artist Point. Many people think that this was the spot where famous artist Thomas Moran painted to inspire Congress in 1872.

The Clouds Maker

The Clouds Maker

Old Faithful is one of the most predictable geographical features on Earth, erupting every 35 to 120 minutes. This photo is showing the moment when the geyser is ready to erupt.

The Form of Light

The Form of Light

I took this photo at the river bank of Unknown River in an early morning. I was attracted by the beam of light in the forest at other side of the river.

Triassic period Landscape C

Triassic period Landscape B

Triassic period Landscape A

Triassic period series

It is a region which full of active geysers, hot springs, mud pots. By the activity of hot water with Sulphur, the surrounding appears a strange landscape. In my aspect, it looks like the geology in Triassic period on Earth.