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Hazy morning at Yellowstone

Hazy morning at Yellowstone
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-20
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Tiffen 62mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Summer Vacation 2006: USA
Theme(s): Rivers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 9:14
Viewed: 3929
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After a long vacation of 4 weeks to Montana, USA, I am back with more then 2000 photos, (not all suited for TN ofcourse) a jetleg and beautiful memories. I didn't know which photo I wanted to post first, but I choose this one because it was made on one of the first days of my vacation and it was taken early morning, so a fresh start.

This is the Madison River near the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. This morning the river valley was still covered in mist and we were the only visitors to stop at this point. Maybe because there were no animals to see.

If you look at the EXIF file you can see that I forgot to set my clock to Mountain time, so minus 8 hours and you know the correct time.

Many more photo to come, also a bunch in RAW.........

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Hi Niek,
Interesting lighting in this capture, my friend!
Very special atmosphere, where the mist creates mystery...
I'm pleased to see the vacation was up to expectations, and I'm looking forward to the pictorial to come!
Pablo -


hope you had a good hols - are you going to create a travelogue? that way all these pictures will be in one place.

Great misty shot with some wonderful patches of light in it, though the trees are perfectly vertical in the foreground it feels a little down to the right - IMO think I would have staightened it a touch and left the trees at a slant...just a thought!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-07-14 10:07]

Hello Niek,
this is a wonderful shot, a great ambiance you captured with the fog lifting. Great light excellent scenery and a well choosen POV.
welcome back..Sky

very nice lighting in this capture landscape;-)

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-07-14 17:24]

Smokey Robinson, hello Yellowstone.

Sorry, bad manners - Hi Niek, welcome back my friend. I am sure with 2000+ photos in the bag it was a rather difficult choice to decide which one to start of with, but I think you chose wisely. This is a great shot and it promises of even better stuff coming. Exciting thought and I am sorry I will miss a lot of them but you can bet your bottom dollar that I will catch up once I'm back.
The early morning fog gives it a nice touch of mystery and making for a lovely composition with a good POV. The colours are great showing the warmer morning sun breaking through. The details are fine and the exposure was well managed.
Although the land area do slant towards the right I think it was good that you kept it in the orriginal context as the trees are upright and the water level is perfect.
Great work and TFS.

Hi Niek!

Welcome back!! I've taken a break from TN to try to catch up on the rest of my life! I hope you had a great trip. I am anxious to hear all about it!...and seeing the visual evidence! I was wondering if you got to the Tetons. I kept an eye out for you there! ...not that I had a whole lot to go on...a Dutch accent and a Canon 350! : )
Alas I did not see you. We had a nice trip and I will start posting soon. I think I will cut down to once or twice a week so not to get burned out.

This is an interesting shot with the morning mist. I managed to get up at 4:00 one morning to catch the morning light on the mountains. Had good intentions for other mornings but it didn't happen.

I have had similar questions about whether or not to straighten an image. Because sometimes the photo is such a small snippet of a scene that even if it is in actuality level, it can "feel" crooked to the viewer. I'm wondering if, in a case like that, ( if one could actually remember to try it), to take the shot at more of an angle to the water line so that the downward slant feels more like moving into the scene???? I'm going to have to try that.

Evelynn : )

Hello Niek
i always love the misty athmosphere, this is a great one, tfs

Hi Niek,
Welcome back! I am heading to Yellowstone this fall, so I am really looking forward to seeing your shots to get an idea where to go. Great looking shot of the eary morning mist on the Madison River. Just enough light and detail in the backround. A surreal effect. Well done!

Hello Niek, I must have mised you yesturday too. Great work here , looks really amazing place to visit, Great Job, Again, out of smilies will be back tommor, TFS Kyle

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