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Uploaded 26-Jan-12
Taken 23-Jul-14
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Subcategory:Snow and Ice
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Keywords:Yellowstone, basin, dead trees, frozen, geyser, geyser basin, sketch, sketchy, snow, snowy, trees, winter
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Dimensions1088 x 816
Original file size612 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date modified23-Jul-14 12:39
Frozen Geyser Basin

Frozen Geyser Basin

In January, 2012, I visited Yellowstone for 7 days of frigid and glorious winter photography. I went with a small group, traveling about on one of the big snow coaches as we explored the winter landscape. When we stopped at the Norris Geyser Basin, I was immediately drawn to the shapes of the dead trees in the hot springs. It was a scene which called to mind a Japanese woodblock print. I framed this composition so that the tallest tree would be roughly in the center. The one leaning tree to its left gives the scene just enough relief from the vertical planes to create some dynamic tension in the image. The color here is just as I saw it, it has not been converted to black and white. Yellowstone in the winter is a deepfreeze, one which is well seen and felt in this photograph.