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Copyright: Franco Degani (degani) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-02
Categories: Desert
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-22 5:07
Viewed: 3438
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.

from wikipedia:
"Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress as a national park on March 1, 1872, is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though it also extends into Montana and Idaho. The park was the first of its kind, and is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant.
Indigenous Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years. The region was bypassed during the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 1800s. Aside from visits by mountain men during the early to mid-1800s, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. The U.S. Army was commissioned to oversee the park just after its establishment. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance, and researchers have examined more than 1,000 archaeological sites.
Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468 square miles (8,980 km2), comprising lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and is centered over the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. The caldera is considered an active volcano; it has erupted with tremendous force several times in the last two million years. Half of the world's geothermal features are in Yellowstone, fueled by this ongoing volcanism. Lava flows and rocks from volcanic eruptions cover most of the land area of Yellowstone. The park is the centerpiece of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest remaining, nearly intact ecosystem in the Earth's northern temperate zone.
Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either endangered or threatened. The vast forests and grasslands also include unique species of plants. Grizzlies, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park. Forest fires occur in the park each year; in the large forest fires of 1988, nearly one third of the park burned. Yellowstone has numerous recreational opportunities, including hiking, camping, boating, fishing and sightseeing. Paved roads provide close access to the major geothermal areas as well as some of the lakes and waterfalls. During the winter, visitors often access the park by way of guided tours that use either snow coaches or snowmobile.

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ciao Franco!
sempre belli gli effetti cromatici che
Yellowstone National Park riesce a creare
dalle sue pozze di aqua calda e sulforosa
un grande astratto naturale....

buona domenica sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-08-22 16:07]

Ciao Franco,davvero delle situazioni spettacolari,giochi di colore mai visti e introvabili,lo stacco con quel cielo e' grandioso.Ottimo scatto dal miglior pov possibile,complimenti e buona Domenica! Luciano

Hi Franco
Very interesting places and your notes....Excellent picture with details and colors....You give us lots of information which is good for learning...Nice composition and thanks for share...I like it..
Have a good weekend..

Ciao Franco. Riuscitissima mistura di colori, luci ombre e grande prospettiva. E' meravigliosa! Appena passata davanti al monitor mia moglie che č rimasta incantata. Ti saluta.


Ciao Franco
bellissimo scatto su questo angolo di Parco che da molto tempo sogno di poter raggiungere: la sfumature di tenui colori quasi ondeggiano nel comporsi in quello che solo a Yellowstone possiamo vedere. Partcilare anche la luce che crea zone illuminate e zone pių in ombra valorizzando ancor pių la foto, il tutto ben in risalto sotto il cielo e le nubi che fanno da cornice.

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-09-17 18:12]

Ciao Franco .



Ciao Franco! Amazing landscape, good capture, very good exposure, superb colours. Splendid shot. Well done!

An awesome composition, Franco!
I love the beautiful colours of the Elements!

Your title describes the best this picture. Great colours of nature, very interesting landscape.

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