- bobair (44)
- [2008-12-20 18:43]
I agree whole heartily with your note and the line "what is the point"...indeed as boring is boring!I like narrow meandering streams like this one you have captured and just north of where I live we have a similar looking stream as well.What make s this photo work so well is how that little stream pulls the eye into the larger whole.The exposure is sure and well controlled with no areas of overblown highlights and those distant bison add a feeling of timelessness to the landscape and mood of this shot.I thank you for this image and also for your wonderful image in your recent email,you have a knack for watercolor painting as well.I dabble in it as well but like to work with pencil best.Thanks again. Bob
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-12-20 19:08]
OK here I go, COOL image Evelynn, the use of the stream to draw ones eyes into the image and the herd of bison and the geothermal steam vents in the background is excellent. Great work my friend, glad to here you have good brakes too, lol.
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2008-12-20 19:12]
very beautiful landscape and stream shot
with the bisons far on the background,
very fine POV and DOF, beautiful luminosity,
excellent sharpness and details of the image, TFS
- Wolfpower (1075)
- [2008-12-20 21:55]
A lovely capture of this serpentine stream as it snakes it way through the open pasture.
It is interesting how water travels in this manner.
You certainly had your eye for composition when you spotted this.
I like how you composed it through the shot.
The back drop horizon is loaded with interesting features to discover as well.
As you pointed out,geysers and bison and rolling hills and such.
- efsus (3947)
- [2008-12-20 22:45]
Absolutely stunning shot!
I knew you'd get something incredible from that snow. This is just amazing.
The light and tones are superb.
Very, very well composed with perfect FG.
- Jamesp (18906)
- [2008-12-20 23:53]
A really good composition using a very good pov. The light is wonderful and the buffalo ans steam make the shot for me.
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-12-21 0:31]
wow, amazing pic, itd a pity so little is left from these landscapes, TFS Ori
This is May?!? I thought this was taken somewhere around this period...with all the snow you've had there. I hope you are ok and that nature will keep things close to normal...at least in your region.
This is a lovely shot and if this place isn't far from your house, i would visit it more often and try all sorts of different moments of the day with this absolutely perfect "S"!
It's so rare that you find one so photogenic...
The other elements of the scene are also great, especially the bison, and the light that you've had here also emphases all the tones and shadows here, giving all the aspects such a nice texture.
However, i'm not going to say anything about the bigger mountain in the center (i'll leave that to Niek) but i will say that the picture needs to be rotated about 1 degree CW, in my opinion. Also (but with this second thing i might be wrong) you may have a dust spot near the top right corner...but that may be a very small cloud, too...again, that one i'm not too sure of.
Anyway, this is still a fantastic location and a great picture. As i said, i'd love to see more from hear (perhaps a misty morning or a nice reflected sunset for example).
Bravo, TFS and Merry Christmas
The central placement of the hill doesn't bother me much. In your other photo the Tetons are a more dominant object in the photo, while the hill in this photo isn't. Although it would've been nice if.....
I like the winding of the creek from your bottom right to the hurd of bisons in the back a lot. In conditions with no snow this photo wouldn't be as powerful as with the snow. The condition of the snow is pefect and the clarity of the view is great. I do think Horia has got a good point of the rotation. I also think that a vertical composition would work better here, but then it should have been taken vertically.
P.S. Eagle Eye doesn't see the dust spot.
- albert (2971)
- [2008-12-21 6:25]
A really good composition, the stream brings the glance on the bisons! It's may be cold up there but the light is very nice
I wish you and your family a Merry Xmas and a very Happy New year
Shame on you posting an image with snow in it..Everyone knows snow isn't natural:-) It is a mythical beast which surrounds me..I think I am getting cabin fever or the urban variety of apartment fever...VERY nice..Enjoy your "weather"...please..no more snow..Happy Winter Day!
- jconceicao (3174)
- [2008-12-21 9:46]
Beautiful colours with great details.
Light,shrpness and composition are splendid.
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-12-21 11:20]
You really have such a knack for composition, Evelynn.
And Jerry must be getting very good at these "on a dime" stops!
The meandering line, narrowing as it goes, really draws the eyes straight toward the bisons. What a immemorial scene!
The luminosity and exposure is really perfect, especially around that first bend. The light there is so pretty!
I don't agree with Niek about a vertical presentation. I think the wideness of the snow field gives the scene more impact.
TFS. : )
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-12-21 12:39]
What a fantastic landscape, breath taking, in an excellent composition. The stream leads me to the bisons, the mountains and geysers in the BG. You were on the perfect place. The light and clear colours are amazing beautiful. Great sharpness.
- Rosa (0)
- [2008-12-22 1:48]
what a fantastic capture.
Have a great Holiday Season
- angela926 (3083)
- [2008-12-22 18:05]
Very nice shot, lovely composition and pov,
I love the way this little cuts a path through
the snow, excellent sharpness and depth of field,
very nice winter colors.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-12-26 14:53]
No zero interest, Evelynn.
Excellent depth in your work and I really don't know whether the image is tilted. Is it?
Google told me a sidewinder is a horned rattlesnake. Must be a metaphore and not venomous.
- anel (40574)
- [2009-01-02 4:45]
This one I like especially. What a sight! And the low point of view you have chosen, showing the reflection of the blue sky in the water is great.
To have bisons in the background brings of course a plus to the picture. The light is perfectely managed, that you know very well how to do.
I would like to wish you too only the best for 2009
All the best for 2009. The sidewinder draws your eye right on the photo in the bison and the hills in the background. Excellent sharpness and details of the image. Very well composed and thanks for sharing.
Regards and TFS BOB