It is a year since we we went to Yellowstone National Park in the depths of winter. Mammoth Hot springs is in the North of the area and borders North Wyoming and Montana. The travertine terraces are formed from the rising hot water and the limestone rock. The snow and extreme low temperatures adds atmosphere which is almost primeval. Over the years the formations in this area have changed a lot due to the unstable ground. The safety of access to certain areas is assessed regularly.
In the WS I show a wider shot and a buffalo peacefully grazing in the FG.
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timecapturer (47952) 2013-01-28 3:50
a shot with a definite "wow" factor about it. Looks so alien and yet fascinating and beautiful. A rich tapestry of textures, colours and misty mystery. Wonderful, would love to visit this place.
Have a great week - regards Brian.
tyro (20012) 2013-01-28 4:09
Nice to see you back again and I hope that you are now feeling a lot better.
This, I think, must be one of your most appealing photographs from your Yellowstone trip early last year. The composition is beautifully simple, the lighting is superb, bringing out all the wonderful colours and contrasts of that rock formation, and the icing on the cake must surely be those clouds of water vapour rising above the rocks into that gorgeous deep blue sky.
An interesting note and a fine workshop picture which very pleasingly puts this image into context.
yquem46 (38680) 2013-01-28 4:38
You being in Yellowstone, I was expecting for sure a shot from Mammoth, a very photogenic place
Here an excellent mild light on the stones and the mist above which makes all the difference
Have a nice day, best regards
Sergiom (58617) 2013-01-28 5:39
J'aime beaucoup cette composition quoique à première vue on se demande bien ce que cela peut être.J'aime la fumée qui s'échappe de l'eau lors du gel et l'aspect abstrait de l'ensemble.
serp2000 (39526) 2013-01-28 5:42
Fantastic view of the Earth's surface. I like this presentation of the Park. Excellent quality photo, perfect sharpness. I have read about The Gaiser Valley on the Russian Kamchatka peninsula.
My congratulations! Excellent report!
JFS (32459) 2013-01-28 6:33
Magic scene, it seems from another planet. Excellent quality to observe it in detail. thanks Ann!
krypton88 (74) 2013-01-28 8:11
Hello Ann! I am also really fascinated by your photo. What I especially like about it, it is the "contradictory" presence of the snow on the hot springs, which generate the vapor that gives a Martian atmosphere to your image. Love the colors and the details!
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-01-28 8:24
incredible place and very good quality of the photo. I love the colors and their saturation and well given contrast. Very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
GREGG (7888) 2013-01-28 8:25
at the interface between ice and hot water
Yellowstone Park in the winter scenery
I like the light and shadows
have a nice day
lousat (75506) 2013-01-28 8:59
Hi Ann,very very interesting,remember me Pamukkale in Turkey,magnificent capture whit a perfect exposure and great details and colors,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
olive224 (2719) 2013-01-28 9:38
Nice scene ;)
I really have to trip to wyoming next year ;)
Royaldevon (28633) 2013-01-28 12:08
It is pleasing to find little gems like this still tucked away in your archive. What a pity we don't have something as warm as this in the back garden; it would save a fortune on heating bills.
Seriously, this is a fine shot. The close-up allows us to really get the effect from the steaming water and gnarled, convoluted rocks.
My warm regards,
macjake (55504) 2013-01-28 21:42
this is a beauty of a scene :)
its a subject that is well worth any trip to photograph.
and I have to say that you've photographed this one tremendously well.
we can see all the definition lines very easily.
super job in keeping the white areas at the correct exposure levels.
dkmurphys (48446) 2013-01-28 22:33
Spectacular detail with those impressive textures. The combination of rocks and steam is quite attractive. Good catch!
SnapRJW (30909) 2013-01-28 22:57
Hello Ann - A super detail shot, I do love the colours and textures here and the steam adds a very primeval feel to the composition. Quite incredible to think that our planet is in a continual cycle of decay and re-birth. The WS is a good accompanying image giving the context for this more detailed view. Warm regards rosemary
saxo042 (37268) 2013-01-29 3:34
A very attractive picture with very good colours. It is hard to find a reference for the sizes of these rocks, but that doesn´t really matter. It is still a very interesting and impressive view!
kasianowak (5928) 2013-01-29 9:11
Wonderful scenery! Great composition, you balanced the sky and the main subject beautifully.
GiovanniG (2548) 2013-01-30 2:01
Wonderful capture of my home country. Great capture with a wonderful pov. Well exposed, great color and composed. Thanks for sharing.
Fis2 (84528) 2013-02-01 6:27
A very interesting view.
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice afternoon
Cricri (105215) 2013-02-03 1:23
Belle approche sur cette scéne naturel , impressionnante et magnifique a voir, belle lumière et de très jolies couleurs
Nicou (120328) 2013-02-03 6:00
Quelle vue et iamge fantastique quel effet cette roche et cet effet de l'eau qui s’évapore grandiose compo et image superbe image la classe.
Bravo et amitié
Tigerlily (3075) 2013-02-03 6:03
How are you?
This is an excellent shot. superb detail and colour.. I can't ask any more.. they are all here. Great shot.
josepmarin (57711) 2013-02-04 2:40
this geological formations are absolutely amazing, and they have a great beauty.
Your framing is a good close-up on this marvel, the composition is colorful and beautiful, with a splendid light and a well polarized sky, and the ensemble has a deep graphical effect.
I like this good work, and the WS.
Silvio1953 (120522) 2013-02-04 10:59
Ciao Ann, at first I see snow in your photo, then I read note, fantastic ohenomen of nature, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bayno (18342) 2013-02-04 17:56
wonderful atmpsphere...seem very ancient, so nice light and colors, razor sharp...nice framing and good chromatic contrast ...
Hansaphotos (6627) 2013-02-05 8:10
A striking photo of this beautiful part of the National Park. The smoke from the hot springs adds a lot of atmposphere to the scene. Amazing shapes and colours. Spectacular view - great work:) TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
eldancer1 (27141) 2013-02-05 14:00
Wow! Beautiful capture of this natural wonder! I've been thinking about going to Yellowstone in the winter, there's a person there that offers photo safari in the winter. I just got back from Grand Canyon also with plenty of snow. I like your pov of those frozen water. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Love the effect of the mist on the mood. Well done, tfs.
adores (36121) 2013-02-05 16:50
A really impressive place, with almost no snow there! The colours and textures are excellent and the smoke creates such a nice effect!I like it and the WS is also very good to give an idea of this unique park!
sevy (15359) 2013-02-05 23:52
The kind of landscape I like a lot.
I prefer this principal shot to the one in workshop.
The mist is perfect to add mood on this already original landscape.
mkamionka (30212) 2013-03-06 14:07
I spent 2.5 years in the US but I could never afford to visit Yellowstone. It would be on top of my list now.
What a beautiful and interesting presentation. This world is truly extraordinary, shapes and colors are fantastic. Having the buffalo makes it double as interesting.
Very well done!!!