On our recent jaunt to Yellowstone Park, we pulled in to see Old Faithful and then we realized we just missed the eruption, So it gave us some time to walk around the Old Faithful Inn and I took the opportunity to photographic the iconic Yellowstone Park bus. From what I could research online, these old yellow buses were used at Yellowstone for tours in 1936-7. Then they went to Skagway, Alaska, until 2001 when the Yellowstone Park buses came back to their original home in Yellowstone Park, based at the Old Faithful Inn. Now after extensive restoration, they are used to give park tours. I love that the top can be opened or closed. It was a beautiful day, so I was hoping to see the top off, but maybe next time!

Process:  On some I took three bracketed exposures to bring out the high dynamic range, but some of these shots were only single images. I used Nik software to layer some filters such as Tonal contrast, Detail enhancer, and Brilliance/Warmth. This enabled me to give the photos a grungy antique look to transport us back to 1936-1937.  Has anyone taken a historic yellow bus tour at Yellowstone in one of these beauties? How about staying in the charming Old Faithful Inn?  It looks like a blend between a European castle and giant ski lodge.

Yellowstone Historic Park Bus Tours - Old Faithful Inn - Caryn Esplin

Yellowstone Historic Park Bus Tours – Old Faithful Inn – Caryn Esplin

Load up! - Yellowstone Historic Park Bus Tours - Old Faithful Inn - Caryn Esplin

Loading the historic tour – Yellowstone Park Bus Front – Old Faithful Inn – Caryn Esplin

Yellowstone Park Bus - Side View - Caryn Esplin

Yellowstone Park Bus – Side View – Caryn Esplin

Yellowstone Park Bus - Wheel- Caryn Esplin

Yellowstone Park Bus – Wheel- Caryn Esplin

Yellowstone Park Bus - Rear View- Caryn Esplin

Yellowstone Park Bus – Rear View- Caryn Esplin

 

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