In Yellowstone National Park the road from Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City (population 300)is open to private traffic all year. This is the most northern part of the park and close to the Montana border. This picture was taken between Cooke City and the Lamar Valley. This is the best place for seeing wolves although we not lucky enough. This wilderness is an amazing place to visit in winter when there are very few visitors because, although the roads are ploughed, they not properly cleared.
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mesutilgim (75516) 2013-12-16 1:44
Hello dear Ann, my neighbour today !
Amazing wintery scenery, perfect captured. Good layout and nice sidelight. Of course well chosen portrait format which fits perfectly to your layout.
TFS and have a nice week
tyro (16744) 2013-12-16 1:49
Good morning Ann,
I just can't believe that you've been sitting on this one for almost two years! It is a spectacular view and, I suppose, just what I would have imagined Yellowstone would look like in winter.
You have taken this almost into the light and that has "modelled" or "sculpted" the foreground show delightfully, letting us see the roughness of the very closest snow and also the beautiful smoothness of the snow deposited upon the rocks in the river.
Excellent composition, beautiful light and colours and exquisite details and clarity.
Gigidusud (11587) 2013-12-16 1:52
Beautiful winter scene with great vertical format and splendid light. I like it!
Have a nice day,
snunney (75062) 2013-12-16 2:02
One feels the intense cold just looking at this wintry scene. I like the point of view looking up the rock strewn stream toward the dark line of fir trees. Also, the lighting which is particularly attractive.
Romano46 (14452) 2013-12-16 2:12
in questa tua foto c'è tutta la grandiosità e maestosità del paesaggio americano.
In questo appare una natura incontaminata nella quale neve e foresta si incontrano per ricevere l'ammirazione del viaggiatore di passaggio.
Complimenti per la cura con la quale hai effettuato la ripresa traendo il meglio da questa visioone particolarmente affascinante.
Ciao, buona giornata e buon inizio di settimana
Royaldevon (23372) 2013-12-16 2:16
Oh, this must be bringing back exciting memories!
Your shot is really well composed, the triangle of snow anchoring the f/g and the cool, snow laden river making a great, natural lead from f/g to a strong vanishing point.
You have great control of the light, the sky looking grey and ominous above the b/g peaks.
Have a great day,
SnapRJW (26034) 2013-12-16 2:18
Hello Ann - Attractive side light has modeled the FG snow-covered rocks enhancing their form and adding immediacy to the deeper composition. A pretty winter scene. Warm regards Rosemary
jhm (130608) 2013-12-16 2:49
You chose a very well angle, the valley with stones and snow care for an attractive picture.
Also the pine trees are a nice contrast against the white snow.
Lovely composition, splendid presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
dta (59121) 2013-12-16 4:42
I don't like snow and winter , but I like a lot this superb composition . Splendid contrasts , excellent exposure .
timecapturer (40192) 2013-12-16 4:43
this must have been a really memorable winter wonderland, as this shot is just so beautiful, so to witness it first hand all the more impressive. A superbly composed shot and your light management perfect, with no overblown whites and flawless clarity and contrast. Stunning!
Have a good week - B.
cornejo (24535) 2013-12-16 5:03
Hi Ann, lovely view of this beautiful place with white mantle of winter, very well composed and captured in this beautiful photograph. A wonderful image of a nice place, with good sharpness, depth and quality. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Sergiom (48884) 2013-12-16 5:07
J'aime beaucoup ce superbe point de vue sur le ruisseau qui descend la montagne. La neige est du plus bel effet et fait reluire la lumière.Un cadrage vertical qui donne de la profondeur.
Subhogen (3138) 2013-12-16 7:15
A photo that stands out in the crowd. What a beautiful view you have captured.
Excellent POV and composition to capture and present all the elements, the stream, the trees, the mountains and also a bit of the sky.
Very well done.
chrislo (3349) 2013-12-16 9:41
This is a beautiful and fascinating landscape, where the minimalism of colours conveys a great sensation of stillness that is both calming and soothing to the mind. Your composition is very appealing with the dark water flowing between the snow covered rocks contrasting off of it and inviting the viewer into the image. I like the placement of the firs standing to attention like a guard of honour. Very well done.
holmertz (33461) 2013-12-16 10:02
This is a magnificent scenery, looking like total wilderness. You have composed the photo well with the diagonal line of firs in the upper part, a snowy diagonal in the foreground and another fir used as a frame to the left. The exposure is perfect too. I guess wolves are not easily spotted. They do their best to avoid humans. Occasionally in Sweden they lose their directions and end up in cities where they get very confused. A few years ago one was seen - and filmed - running along one of the major streets in my district of Stockholm late at night. It was followed discreetly by a police car until it ran out of the city into a large forested suburban area.
yquem46 (37440) 2013-12-16 10:17
if I remember well this is the road which goes across the Lamar valley, the place where wolves have been reintroduced in YNP
Did not see any ?
Always wanted to go there in winter and this kind of shot is not disappointing and will not make me change my mind !
Have a nice evening, bravo
carlo62 (22265) 2013-12-16 15:11
una verticale molto...invernale, si sente il freddo attraverso il monitor.
Yellowstone, un nome che ho conosciuto attraverso i cartoon e che vedo molto volentieri attraverso le foto dei membri TE.
lousat (67045) 2013-12-16 15:16
Hi Ann,fantastic memory of the 2012's winter! What a beautiful capture,sun and snow are the best ingredients for a magic pic,great exposure to take the best white and spectacular scenery too,i like it!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
kabel (1369) 2013-12-16 20:03
Hello, a lovely view of Yellowstone in winter. Good sharpness and light management of the snow.
The view of the creek is lovely with the young trees along side it.
cargus (7704) 2013-12-17 0:29
A beautiful picture , de belles couleurs, bien encadré et rendu, image bien fait.!!
krzychu30 (14342) 2013-12-17 10:25
completely different mood,than in your previous shot,but equally delightful and unique!
I think it´s the first picture I´ve seen from Yellowstone NP taken in winter and I can only say-it´s truly beautiful!
I like the way you composed and framed in vertical the scene.Also colors are lovely and contrast well with each other.
Have a nice evening
COSTANTINO (46432) 2013-12-17 10:29
wonderful impressive snowy winter scenery
I liked this spectacular view and according
to your useful notes this picture was taken
between Cooke City and the Lamar Valley
excellent composition welldone and wellseen
emka (67229) 2013-12-18 16:09
hello Ann, marvelous view from Yellowstone in winter. fantastic caps of the fresh snow on the snows. Such view we have also in our mountains. Why winter hasn't come yet? superb composition of the photo.
WArm regrads MAlgo
photoray (7896) 2013-12-19 10:30
Fine vertical Yosemite river view in winter with the sun radiating the snow covered landscape.
I have always wanted to visit Yosemite in winter, yet fear the extreme cold there, being a native Californian.
Best wishes for the Holidays,
Nicou (109607) 2013-12-19 19:31
Merveilleuse vue de cette rivière avec la neige qui recouvre les cailloux quelle compo et vue quelle iamge sueprbe avec ces sapins l'eau en brillant j'adore ce rond de cailloux recouvert de blanc.
Bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (92090) 2013-12-20 13:45
I flew direct from Calgary to Denver on November 1st 2008 and bypassed Yellowstone and Crater Lake Oregon as well due to snow. Maybe another time. Sure looks pristine! Wonderful graphism and sharpness. Have a great weekend and a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.
Didi (52411) 2013-12-21 6:37
Great view with an interesting perspective with this deep foreground
Very good lights ambiance
npecanhuk (58170) 2013-12-21 6:42
Hi ! Wonderful picture of such a magnificent place! Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are al outstanding photo qualities! TFS - Congratulatins! Cheers, Neyvan
rasterman (197) 2013-12-21 11:20
I spend little time on TrekEarth and really I did not know your work. I did not know the wonders I was missing until I saw your photo of Scotland. I love how you work the light, colors and sharpness in your photos.
You have a beautiful gallery, full of photos that transmit a lot of magic.
A great example and a fantastic place to find inspiration.
Thanks for sharing your great work.
serp2000 (35056) 2013-12-22 2:38
Wow! Just a masterpiece! I love this photo! Excellent presentation of the Yellowstone Park, perfect quality, fantastic DoF, marvelouse vivid colors.
Have a good new week!
Waylim (24302) 2013-12-22 17:35
Gorgeous winter scenery in Yellowstone. One of my wish is to go there in the winter. This image make me wish to be there sooner than later. Love the POV with the river full of snow cover rocks leading our vision in. For now, I guess I'll just enjoy this until one day I'll see it for myself.
mkamionka (28029) 2013-12-23 2:26
beautiful landscape. I like how you have used the challenging light to turn it to your advantage. Shadows contribute to the 3D effect here. The exposition is amazing -people always have trouble with exposing the snow in the bright light and here we can really admire all the subtle details of the snow covered foreground. It is a real masterpiece, there are so many attractive elements here. The river bank itself makes nice diagonals. The trees not too dense so that we can see the view behind. River provides some pleasant reflections and the sky so dramatic.
Have a happy Christmas!
Silvio1953 (109205) 2013-12-23 5:29
Ciao Ann, fascinating winter view with a lot of snow, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (50263) 2014-01-05 22:55
Happy New Year to you dear friend, I wish you every happiness for the coming year.
This looks marvellous in the large vertical format. The textures of the snow (such a strange thing to see at this time of year for an Aussie) are really compelling and play of light and shadow enhances the image very subtly.
Warmest wishes to you and your loved ones