Location: Beartooth Butte (elevation 10,500 ft) reflected in Beartooth Lake (elevation 8,9004 ft) at sunrise.
About the Photo: It was an unusually cold August morning when I shot this photo capturing the mornings first light on Beartooth Butte. The elevation of the place I camped at was 10,000 ft. (3,050 meters). When I got up I had to scrap ice off the windshield of my van. I hadn't expected my August trip to be so cold (I hadn't even expected to come here. I planned on staying in the Tetons, but during the trip I decided to make a side trip to Beartooth Pass). The only warm cloths I had were pants and a jacket. So I put on all the clothes I could and even put socks on my hands to keep them warm, which actually worked really well, but I must have looked pretty silly. I didn't matter though because I was the only person around.
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sebcz (2345) 2006-09-07 15:04
Beautiful balance, those two stones seem to be the base for that mountain. Great shot, congrats! Ah, and I love that tiny fog over there.
pasternak (15185) 2006-09-07 15:09
Love this shot, Ryan. Central symmetry works wonders here, as does your filter and ultradeep field. Excellent light on the mountain top. I also like the reference to Blackmore's Rainbow in the title:)
gramma (3519) 2006-09-07 15:10
A very nice landscape. I like the color that the sun gives on the mountain.
Thanks for sharing !
tcht (7565) 2006-09-07 15:10
Very nice division of frame and good 'classic' compo with stones in the foreground. What I like especially is that mist above the water and the light at the top. Beautiful pic very well taken.
guillaumejm (0) 2006-09-07 15:13
Perfect composition. I particularly like the to stone that are on each side of the mountain in the background, but also from the reflects!. It enhance the depth of filed. Sharpnes, colours are also very good.
darrasin (2860) 2006-09-07 15:15
Very nice Ryan. It's a very beautiful composition, evokes a strong peaceful emotion for me. I like how the long exposure allowed you to capture some fog coming off the lake in the distance. And your sharpness is great.
Keitht (1310) 2006-09-07 15:16
Wonderful image and a great composition. A lot of thought was obviously put into getting exactly the right viewpoint. The large rocks in the foreground with the reflection falling between them has worked beautifully. The early morning light on the mountain top, reflected in the lake really lifts the image.
My only criticism is the wide, white border. I would much rather that space be filled by the image itself.
rosaline (0) 2006-09-07 15:32
Excellent shot and the best picture I've seen this week. I especially like the rising mist on the water line. Very atmospheric. As usual, you have followed the guidelines to the letter and captured this shot in a soft, sweet light. Good also to see you were suffering for the art. But it paid off though!!
lasscor (7640) 2006-09-07 15:59
Great landscape, nice pov, colors, light and sharpness.
I like much the sunlight at the top of the mountains.
Great reflection effects on the water in the foreground.
veve (4189) 2006-09-07 16:00
Just perfect!The light is wonderful!I especially like the orange color of the mountain and,of course,the reflection on the water.
chc (1468) 2006-09-07 16:32
Well balanced. I like the atmosphere of this picture. The idea of taking a photo of the morning first lights on the mountain (rather than directly) is very good here. The colours are wonderful as a result. Nice work.
ollie59 (796) 2006-09-07 16:36
Ryan ,this was well worth the night in the van ...a beautifull landscape with just the right amount of light ,great reflection and i really like the mist rising off the water asthe sun starts to warm things up .The suns rays on the top of the mountain are magical.
great shot and good notes
SophieL (6038) 2006-09-07 18:00
The picture is just perfectly beautiful. Wonderful composition, perfect reflection of the golden red lights on the rocks, the faint mist at the surface indicating the coldness of the morning. Even the rocks in the foreground are just in the right position to make a natural frame around the mountain's reflection.
And I like your note a lot because it is both informative and very personal.
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-09-07 18:11
Another superb landscape photo. Best wishes.
Cormac (26565) 2006-09-07 20:39
Perfectly composed shot! I like the way the two rocks on each side provide a frame for the reflection of the mountain. Great lighting too, with the sun just hitting the top of the peak. Beautiful!
arth (1454) 2006-09-08 2:46
Beautiful morning shot Ryan ,i like the shooting angle and the special atmosphere .A great composition ,very well done
luisafonso (862) 2006-09-08 4:24
I love every single (good) image that has a thin layer of fog kissing the magic still water. And when the photo is as well composed as this one, this love grows even more. It's incredible your foreground composition. The two larger rocks on each side of the reflected hill are a touch of master. Love the red top of the mountain. There is really nothing like the sunrise. I admire your photographic skills as well as your discipline to get up early to catch this special light. Muito boa amigo!
priyasri_80 (363) 2006-09-08 5:08
Excellent shot. The mountain is well lit. The water are still and adds beauty by reflecting the nature.
Cpamoi (10391) 2006-09-09 13:04
Excellent composition of this nice place!!
Great light and colors.
mbasil (2129) 2006-09-09 20:09
Stunning Ryan. Great subject and I like the alpine glow. Wonderful mist rising from the lake. The composition works well but borders on being a little "too cute."
P.S. Great work with the lens. I think Sigma would be happy with what gets posted here.
kensimage (8565) 2006-09-10 16:04
Beautiful semi-symmetry and balance, Ryan, taking full advantage of the clear still water. The mist off the lake is a nice touch, surprising in such a dry place. (Must be that unexpected cold.) This could probably work very well as B/W, too. Regards, Ken.
dbyoungster (29) 2006-09-20 1:39
I really like this one, Ryan. The entire composition is very good, but that color just at the top of the peak is mesmerizing for me. This would sell in a gallery.
Are we going to see more of this area or from your teton trip?
designsoul (21492) 2006-09-23 23:06
Exquisite work, Ryan... the Beartooth Butte's burning head is fantastic amidst the cools of the blues around. The exposure, the composition and colours are spellbinding too. Perfection.
SamB (1948) 2006-09-25 23:26
Gross... School has owned me and now i'm way behind in critiquing.
Great composition--i love the harmony between the foreground rocks and the background. Nice work, well seen, and well executed.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-10-11 6:55
what can I say? p-e-r-f-e-c-t composition!!!!
Take care, Ivana
Stan (2770) 2006-12-19 18:24
Another masterpiece! I like the contrast between cold and warm tones. Thx.
- Copyright: Ryan Thayne (euryan) (8440)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-19
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Digital RAW 100, Hitech ND Grad 0.3 Soft
- Exposure: f/22, 3 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rocky Mountains, Mountains of N. America [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-07 14:59
- Favorites: 1 [view]