Having had a short break from TE after the Christmas and New Year holidays I thought that another post from Yellowstone in winter taken in January last year would be fitting.
The road from the West Yellowstone entrance follows the Madison River and beautiful winter scenes such as this one can be seen along its length. Access to Yellowstone National Park is restricted in winter and specialist tracked vehicles have to be used. Within the park lies the Yellowstone Caldera which is the largest super volcano on the North American continent. The park is well known for its geothermal features but it is also an ecosystem that contains beautiful sub-alpine forest and meadows, canyons, rivers and lakes. The wildlife is diverse and adapted to the harsh winters. The extreme cold and challenging conditions in winter make this an exceptionally wonderful place to visit.
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saxo042 (37268) 2013-01-05 11:15
A beautiful view, but it looks quite cold here. What I like here are the two pairs of trees, two larger, a bit away and another pair, much closer and much smaller. Quite a coincidence but very good for the balance. The colours are all very pleasant (but cold).
romanaa (7948) 2013-01-05 11:26
beautiful winter scene (we do not have much snow now here, so your shot is nice thing to look at)
with perfect exposure and white balance to get the real freezing feeling.
yquem46 (38686) 2013-01-05 11:27
I envy you to have visited YNP in winter
It's simple and beautiful, a gorgeous blue sky on the fresh white snow
Just missing the bisons !
my best wishes for 2013 if not done already (if it is, twice cannot harm I hope)
cornejo (30648) 2013-01-05 11:30
Hi Ann, I really like this lovely view of the beautiful snowy landscape. It's a great picture, a nice and interesting picture very well composed and made with quality. A great and interesting job very well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Good night and good Sunday.
Greetings from southern Spain.
bayno (18342) 2013-01-05 11:44
Wonderful snowy landscape, the scenary is well composed and with fantastic light...so cleen details...
have a good WE...
dta (65694) 2013-01-05 11:49
Hello Ann ,
A splendid winter white scene , simpley , but perfectly composed . I like especially the presence of the little pines trees in the FG , like two children walking not far ftom their parents .
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-01-05 12:08
A freezing cold shot, Ann - good for you for braving the harsh open conditions of Yellowstone in winter. Very crisp and clean lines, and a good recording of this peaceful river.
boa (5995) 2013-01-05 12:31
i agree with the others, it is a pleasant composition from this stunning landscape. The trees in the foreground have a perfect placement within the frame and create a good depth for the picture. Wonderful weather this day.(did you ski or did you stay with the car?) Tfs!
Have a nice evening.
carlo62 (31414) 2013-01-05 14:04
bellissima panoramica invernale su uno dei parchi più conosciuti al mondo.
Bella composizione, con un'ottima luce che modella la candida neve.
Salui e buon anno
lousat (75532) 2013-01-05 15:17
Hi Ann,magnificent winter scenary as i like,a jump in the nature and in the silence,great composition whit perfect exposure and details,great contrast between white and blue!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
batalay (35367) 2013-01-05 15:21
The season is right, but off by a year... characteristic of my shots. Of all the great National Parks, Yellowstone is one that I haven't had a chance to see. I hadn't thought of harsh winters, but in North Central US, it makes sense that this place would be cold, with the Alberta Winds sweeping the area. Beautiful photo.
bukitgolfb301 (35436) 2013-01-05 15:21
Hi dear Ann, how are you?
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!
Yes exactly just fits with this season, so timely.
Greatest winter season image, so confortable to see fresh contarst of white and blue world. The sky blue color gradation is so well caught! Thanks a lot and have a beautiful Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
cargus (8094) 2013-01-05 21:34
Excellent winter landscape, well framed and played in the most beautiful colors of winter, a well made picture.!
emka (77392) 2013-01-05 23:53
Hi Ann, Yellowstone NP has a lot of charm in winter, I remember your posts from there. Fantastic view with the snow so unspoiled. Must be really woth visiting in winter too.
I wish you very happy 2013, full of joy and love (and good photos)
SnapRJW (30911) 2013-01-06 1:09
Warmest wishes for 2013 Ann, I trust the new year will bring you and your family peace, joy and happiness. I wish I could jump right into this frame, it is really hot here this morning and this cool winter scene looks very inviting! I love the soft and attractive colour palette here, the blues and whites are tranquil and I detect the slightest warmth provided by the sun. Lovely landscape! Warm regards Rosemary
kasianowak (5952) 2013-01-06 1:56
Good morning Ann
Superb landscape image of this true winter wonderland! Great composition, including the small tress in the bottom left corner was such a good idea.
snunney (82547) 2013-01-06 3:34
A fine well-lit capture of this cold wintry scene. Like Gunnar, I am also taken with the alignment of these trees in the foreground, which are very well included to provide additional interest and give the image depth. I wonder how long the two small ones will take to grow to the size of their neighbours and thos across the river.
abmdsudi (42618) 2013-01-06 3:38
A good well composed snow scene with enough interests around displaying the true winters colours. The tree is perfectly placed as good focal point with excellent foreground subjects with excellent diagonal touch. A fine bitter cold winter landscape well depicted, Congratulations
timecapturer (48012) 2013-01-06 4:09
an exquisite snow scene in this wonderful wilderness. The light and cold atmosphere here are just stunning and the effect quite beautiful.
Regards - Brian.
holmertz (40069) 2013-01-06 4:28
When winter looks like this, with a blue sky and beautifully clean snow, it seems bearable. This is a nicely composed photo with two well placed trees by the diagonally crossing river. It's perfectly exposed, giving the snow that special light blue shade. I get the impression that the river is not frozen. Is that right, and in that case why?
Sergiom (58686) 2013-01-06 6:31
Nous avons des photos semblables ce matin. Une belle utilisation du blanc de la neige et du bleu du ciel. J'aime la belle diagonale que forme la rivière dans l'image qui apporte de la profondeur à l'ensemble.
JFS (32459) 2013-01-06 7:22
It seems a beautiful Christmas Card, delicious scenery and smooth colors and light. Perfect POV, thanks Ann!
Have a good 2013!!!
dkmurphys (48446) 2013-01-06 13:13
Lovely winter scene. I like the deep calm atmosphere and the shadows. Well taken.
Cricri (105303) 2013-01-07 21:23
La neige a ces inconvénient mais offre de très beaux paysages blancs, surtout comme ici quand la lumière et le ciel bleu est présent, beau cadrage avec les arbres couvert de neige, très belle image
Meilleurs voeux 2013
josepmarin (57711) 2013-01-08 2:08
this image of Yellowstone in winter is absolutely striking, the landscape and the trees covered with snow has a great beauty and shines under a splendid sunlight.
The contrast between the clean whiteness of the snow and the blue of the sky, as well as the reflections on the water of the river, provide a great aesthetical value to this composition.
A beautiful work.
wolf38 (31270) 2013-01-08 8:24
Hi Ann. Here the winter shows its beautiful side. Lots of sun, clear colors, best light. I like the photo very much.
eldancer1 (27173) 2013-01-08 9:09
Brrrr! Beautiful but it look so cold! This is worthy of a postcard. Great lighting and dof with sharp details even the snow. Very well done, tfs.
Nicou (120410) 2013-01-09 5:25
Quelle pureté dans les tons fantastique captage et image avec ce solitaire couvert de neige, des petites trace ce blanc et ce bleu superbe décor de rêve.
Bravo et amitié
tyro (20018) 2013-01-09 5:34
A fine photograph from your Yellowstone trip - by Gosh, doesn't time fly? It certainly doesn't seem like a year since you were there.
And a very fitting photograph for this time of year too - not that it's at all cold in Britain just now - perhaps it will get colder in a week or two.
The two pairs of trees - one pair small, the other big - stand out beautifully against a clear azure sky and the shadows on the brightly lit snow are just lovely. Perfect exposure, lovely colours and stunning details and sharpness.
rychem (22199) 2013-01-09 8:57
Fantastic winter scenery, beautiful landscape with excellent light, fabulous winter colors
adores (36183) 2013-01-10 15:19
It seems you have chosen a very good winter shot of a great place!
I like the two little trees on one side and the two bigger ones on the other, the reflections on the water and the beautiful sunny weather, that gave you very good light and colours!
Very good shot to start the year:)!
Have a great New Year!
nikkitta (14606) 2013-01-10 15:40
It seem quite cold with lots of snow
Good composition with two trees at the right and also two ( taller) at the left
Congrats and all the best for 2013
jacquest (18571) 2013-01-11 9:20
This is a very nice winter landscpe. I like the oblique line of the river with the reflections. The frosted trees are beautiful to see. The shadows on the snow are interesting. The winter lighthas been well managed and the sharpness is very good.
COSTANTINO (54463) 2013-01-22 10:28
perfect snowy winter capture with sharpness
and lightness,nice pov,perfect exposure
I like the presence of those two pines
peaceful atmosphere giving pleasure
Angshu (55401) 2013-02-06 1:09
Its only from your pictures that I witnessed the beauty of Yellowstone in winter. Rather a stark image this, with the frosted trees & the icy river. What I like is the long shadows of the trees The blue sky adds to the beauty as well.
jemaflor (83711) 2013-02-06 12:15
Beautiful winterlandscape well taken, interesting perspective with water and ice, light is well captured, good white for the snow.
lpi (4857) 2013-02-10 15:11
une très belle composition hivernale!
J'aime le beau point de vue sur cette rivière et son reflet.