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Copyright: Evelynn Smith (Evelynn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 741 N: 3285] (14454)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-06
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Canon 24-70mm f2.8
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-03 10:33
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken very early on a spring morning on the eastern side of Yellowstone Park. I really liked the textures revealed by the low angle of light on the snow, water and clouds.

This is very near the Hayden Valley which is the remnants of much larger, ancient, Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone Lake is slowly draining out to the south as magma rises under it. Yellowstone is a very active geothermic area and will one day explode altering our planet and most all of its life forms. It is with that in mind that I found this morning's report of seismic activity interesting.

Posted: 01/03/2009 08:57:01 AM MST

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. » More earthquakes are rattling Yellowstone National Park.
The small earthquakes that began in the park a week ago continue. They include three more earthquakes Friday that measured stronger than magnitude 3.0. A quake of magnitude 3.5 happened at 11:30 a.m., followed by quakes measuring 3.2 and 3.1 at 12:40 p.m. and 1:15 p.m., according to the University of Utah Seismic Stations.
Several hundred quakes centered under the north end of Yellowstone Lake have now occurred since last Friday. The strongest so far was a magnitude 3.9 quake last Saturday.
A quake of magnitude 4.0 is able to cause damage. No damage is reported yet and few people are around to feel the quakes because the middle of the park is accessible only by snowmobile this time of year.

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To sranjan: Thank you!Evelynn 1 01-26 17:04
To Wolfpower: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 01-03 22:02
To bobair: Thanks for the critiqueEvelynn 1 01-03 21:54
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Hello Evelynn,
Very good work. You're right about the texture. Very beautiful.
Technically well done. Looks very peaceful but it isn't apparently. I think IS will not be sufficient to avoid camera shake if things go on like that...
In the mean time I'll enjoy this image 'cause it's a beauty.

Hello Evelynn

Well I see you approached this landscape with the eye of an artist.
It is reminiscent of a couple of Canada's most famous painters from the Group of Seven.
I can't decide if it fits more with Franklin Carmichael or Lawren Harris's styles.If you are not familiar with these painters have a look on the web and you will see what I mean.
The various lines and shadows are beautiful.
I really like the large swimming hole in the middle,and we hardy canucks could take a brief or long swim there if we so desired.(in July lol).
Excellent POV .I like!


Hi Evelynn,
this place is wonderful, I like the dark melted parts together with the white snow, it's beautiful. Also very nice clouds, thanks and all the best for 2009, greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Beautiful lines and lovely contrasts and textures. What a comparison between your north and our south at this time of the year.
Cheers for 2009. Barry

hello Evelynn

very beautiful landscape shot with fine POV and DOF,
beautiful softness of the luminosity and colour tones,
i love that effect of : the snow it is like if it was
the reflexion of the sky, TFS


Hi Evelynn,
my how spring there looks like winter here and now.I agree with Wolf about how this image has a Group of Seven feel about it.Those artists were all great landscape painters in a sort of impressionistic style and I like all of them very much.The group was around during the early 20th century and members were active right into the 1980's.Thompson was my most favorite of the group as was Emily Carr.The light you speak of is really what makes this such a fine looking photo and I too have observed light like it often but oddly enough haven't really taken many photos as such,I think that may just change as you and Tim Epp both have such outstanding landscape photos.All looks good in this nearly monochromatic capture as the sharpness,colour and point of view work together well to create an overall balanced composition.Interesting about the earthquake activity you make mention of in your note.Thanks for sharing. Bob

Indeed, textures...A lovely composition with just the perfect contrast...
Take a bow, Evelynn, you outdo yourself with each new shot!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year!

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-01-03 22:46]

Hello Evelynn,

You have had a very fine idea to show different patterns in your photo. Putting together water, earth,snow and sky you have got a fine photo with a good composition.

Thank you for sharing,

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  • Pearl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 25 N: 76] (321)
  • [2009-01-04 9:20]

Hello Evelynn,

This is a very lovely view of this landscape. The details, colors, texture, lighting, focusing, sharpness are all splendid. As i was looking at the picture i was felling colder, it gave me the chills ;-). Well Done and TFS.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-04 9:32]

Hi Evelynn.
So refined art work from you. All is brilliant. First of all these are fantastic crystal sharpness and details of all attractive features of the landscape. Second is tremendous combination of impressive lights and shadows. Framing of the scene, exposure of the image are spot on too. Bravo and all the best in New Year.

Bonjour Evelynn
Très belle composition hivernale, très belles couleurs et bien cadrée. Bravo
Amicalement ...JP

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-01-09 10:55]

Hi Evelynn,
i seem to have missed so many shots from you! This one caught my eye though, the square crop really works well and the range of blacks and well exposed whites all over is beautiful. Crisp detail front to back as always too, very, very nice indeed, well done.

Hello Evelynn,

Good winterlandscaping image.
Nice pov and deepth working.
Beutiful cool colours.


Hi Evelyn,

i like your artistic shot very much and also the abstract image in your gallery.Here the combination of elements,sky,hill, water, trees and snow produce a beautiful texrure, tone and form..like a peace of art.This is i am looking for in my photography.TFS and have a nice weekend.


Hi Evelynn,
I can see what atracked you to this view. The patterns of snow and rock are most beautiful and you could look at the clouds and see the similarity in it.
But, I do feel something is missing in the photo. I am not sure what it is, but something feels odd. Maybe its the water in the FG. It could be that its blocking the view. Or maybe its that the rocks in the hill are really dark. I don't know what but its something.
Still the photo has something beautiful and thats what needs to stick with me.

Hello Evelynn,
This is an amazing display of your superb skills of composition in a small framework for TN. I have made it straightway my favorite. I look forward to your posts. God bless & TFS.

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