Daily Image - Oct 2013 Archive - sonofjohan
09 Oct 13.  Hoping for something different today for fine art Wednesday, I wandered through a lot of the shots taken on the holiday until I came to this one. It is from a series I shot in Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, high in the Centennial Valley in the south west area of MT, about 33 miles from West Yellowstone, the majority of which is over some very unimproved road. It is part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and the claims for its beauty are hard to ignore. We, however, encountered primarily very sticky mud and severe weather during our visit and sadly, very little color and just 5 deer for our wildlife viewing. Most of the visit was made in the clouds, but they eventually burned off and we got to see a bit of rather nice scenery albeit not exactly the fall color and huge flocks of birds we were hoping to see. This photo was taken around ten in the morning about the time the clouds had lifted off the ground and made it partially up into the sky. At the time the shadows playing on the fields reminded me of the fields in the Palouse area of WA/ID/OR. The ground was many shades of reds to browns, including a lot of tans, and the shadows were gracing the hillsides with patterns of blue. Large portions of the grounds were in various amounts of shadow, allowing for many shades of every color. Between the grasses in the foreground and the hills in the background, was a band of grain gold landscape and a few trees in bright yellow that appeared to have at one time been a windbreak. Contrasted with what we saw earlier while driving in the fog, it was rather striking to say the least. I made two versions of the image, one mono and the other in full color. Since I couldn't decide which to share, I let Jan choose. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f /11.

09 Oct 13. Hoping for something different today for fine art Wednesday, I wandered through a lot of the shots taken on the holiday until I came to this one. It is from a series I shot in Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, high in the Centennial Valley in the south west area of MT, about 33 miles from West Yellowstone, the majority of which is over some very unimproved road. It is part of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and the claims for its beauty are hard to ignore. We, however, encountered primarily very sticky mud and severe weather during our visit and sadly, very little color and just 5 deer for our wildlife viewing. Most of the visit was made in the clouds, but they eventually burned off and we got to see a bit of rather nice scenery albeit not exactly the fall color and huge flocks of birds we were hoping to see. This photo was taken around ten in the morning about the time the clouds had lifted off the ground and made it partially up into the sky. At the time the shadows playing on the fields reminded me of the fields in the Palouse area of WA/ID/OR. The ground was many shades of reds to browns, including a lot of tans, and the shadows were gracing the hillsides with patterns of blue. Large portions of the grounds were in various amounts of shadow, allowing for many shades of every color. Between the grasses in the foreground and the hills in the background, was a band of grain gold landscape and a few trees in bright yellow that appeared to have at one time been a windbreak. Contrasted with what we saw earlier while driving in the fog, it was rather striking to say the least. I made two versions of the image, one mono and the other in full color. Since I couldn't decide which to share, I let Jan choose. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f /11.

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