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23 Below in Yellowstone

23 Below in Yellowstone
Photo Information
Copyright: Ted Alan Stedman (talan2) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 18] (126)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-02
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 1N, Canon 16-35 mm f 2,8 L-USM, Fuji Provia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 2:39
Viewed: 4363
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I visited Yellowstone National Park in February during a very cold spell. It was minus 23 degrees F, bone-chilling and nearly impossible to do photography. The batteries would die, the camera body would condensate, the lens would frost over. I was able to get this shot, though, near some gysers and thermal pools. The super heated water doesn't freeze, and the gysers put water crystals into the air that would float down and create a surreal, misty scene.

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Wow! ... Beautiful cold scene. All we seem to get is wet and soggy over here!

Hello Ted

Excellent! There is a dreamy, ethreal feel that you have captured magnificently - I think thats due to the oblique lighting in a while haze.


GOOD CONTRAST and ambiance
good composition
aleks ;-)

Excellent lighting/colours and a pleasing composition. Looks incredibly cold. :-)
Great shot!

I like this photo!! - you can actually feel the cold clouds and experience the cold wind when looking at this photo!!

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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-02-01 3:51]

hi Ted,
fantastic winter scene!! great composition and the lighting is nice. such an atmospheric photo, i can feel the cold.. great job

hi Ted,

can't stop see your photo, so beautiful..


Beautiful scene. Well composed. The lighting is awesome. To say these were difficult conditions to shoot in would be an understatement. Great Job and thanks for posting this one.

Hello Ted,

Wonderful picture!
Very nice contast of light. That was cold and that looks also so.

Pretty cool shot (No Pun intended). Looks a bit eerie! Excellent atmosphere! Bravo!
Cheers, Klaus

Hi Ted, This is a beautiful winter scene. The blue snow and sky with the soft light is a pleasing view. Nicely composed. The conditions sound rough. TFS

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-01 8:51]

Really beautiful!
Amazing winter scene, nice composiiton and color

now that is one hell of an image .. congrats!

Hi Ted again,
Wow this is stunning, just beautiful, excellent exposure, beautiful light, a magical place, really well composed and framed, all the best Cheers Rick :)

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