Yellowstone river valley, Tower Falls, Wyoming, USA.
On my way to Tower Falls stopped at this beautiful site seeing place that overlooks the valley.
Brief history - The name is widely believe to have been derived from the Minnetaree Indian name Mi tse a-da-zi (Yellow Rock River). Common lore states that the name came from the yellow-colored rocks along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone river basin.
The Yellowstone River had long been an important artery of transportation for Native Americans. In the 19th century, European-American settlers depended on it as well, entering the region by riverboat. The region around the Big Horn, Powder and Tongue rivers is the traditional summer hunting grounds for numerous Native American tribes: Lakota Sioux, Crow, Cheyenne and Cree. Gold was discovered near Virginia City, Montana in the 1860s, and two of the primary routes for accessing the gold fields were the Bozeman Trail and the Bridger Trail both of which followed the Yellowstone for a short length.
To be cont'ed...
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cargus (10273) 2011-11-09 22:31
Beautiful colors excellent played in your landscape, a perfect blend of light and clarity, an image well done.!!
bema (26425) 2011-11-09 22:39
Good morning Mike,
an spectacular look along this impressive landscape and valley.. great depth and famous colors, accorded by an very informative note..
thanks for sharing, see you soon, cheers Bernd
Hellas (6947) 2011-11-09 23:10
A very beautiful landscape photo!
Perspective works perfectly thanks to the pov, leading the eye through river's path. I like this frame very much!
Greetings from Greece,
HimalAnda (10669) 2011-11-09 23:43
I like the "S" curve of the river which gives some depth to the picture.
The colors are great too.
danyy (0) 2011-11-10 0:10
un endroit fabuleux, pris de très haut ce qui donne une infinie profondeur dans tous les sens. Un cadrage bien pensé avec pas trop de ciel. Les lumières et les couleurs sont très naturelles.
JFS (32459) 2011-11-10 0:33
Spectacular view of the valley, lots of fine details, superb sharpness and splendid vertical format that permits to see this exhuberant nature. Thanks Mike!
dino94 (822) 2011-11-10 0:39
a splendid place, developed well by your framing.
The only small element which disturbs to me, is the branch, in top with right, of the tree, whose shade in bottom on the right makes us guess his presence, which is not present enough at my opinion.
dta (79130) 2011-11-10 0:46
Hello Mike ,
A breathtaking plunging view on the wild river . Superb inclusion of the trunks in the FG . The green "S" is very attractive .
siudzi (34141) 2011-11-10 1:24
Wow! What a great shot! The view you have provided us with is simply wonderful! Excellent composition created with a perfect depth and perspective. Very well done. Thanks for sharing!
Kitty_the_Wild (1169) 2011-11-10 1:25
I like these wild kind of landscapes, with these colors & variety of elements.
ikeharel (72971) 2011-11-10 5:27
Nature's best performence, Mike.
A majestic view from higher POV, with excelent clear weather, contributed to this incredible picture.
The rocks in FG should be granted with a photo on their own...
Sonata11 (33927) 2011-11-10 7:18
What a fantastic, spectacular view. Wonderful POV and DOF as well. Beautiful management of colors, sharpness, clarity. Awesome !!! Stunningly beautiful. Excellent job. I love it.
All the best,
sacimar (26661) 2011-11-10 8:21
beautiful image of the valley, you chose an excellent point of view, I like how the river goes through the land, well seen,
elkab (4951) 2011-11-10 14:00
Superb picture with wonderful depth of the scenery and moody colors. Fantastic light management. Excellent sharpness of details
brano14 (2957) 2011-11-10 14:58
Nicely done! Great POV, I like especially the front side and of course your framing.
jhm (154602) 2011-11-11 4:41
Let us all together today thinking on 11.11.14-18, the end of Great WAR, Flanders area, where I living and live.
Another wonderful image with the steaming of the river between the big mountains.
Technical a very great picture, also very good well taken care off.
Splendid mountain landscape image.
Nice depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Mike Seleznev (Selmik) (3625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax 100D Super, Pentax SMC DA 16-45 f4, Cokin 164 Circular polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-09 20:07