03 Nov 16. Our last morning in the park greeted us with some beautiful mist rising off the Madison river. Each time I encounter such I attempt to capture what I'm seeing but it is tricky as it generally happens with a combination of bright sunlight that is both helping to warm the water thus creating the mist and bouncing off the water making the mist difficult to capture. This day was no exception and I was somewhat disappointed with the images I thought I took when I was looking at the scene as compared to what the camera actually recorded. No one to blame but me. I should have used a magnifying hood to look at the images on the back of the camera and I didn't even though I had what I needed to do it with me. Maybe some day I'll learn. Of course I could resort to shooting the scene in normal conditions and just create my mist afterwards, something that is extremely easy to do digitally. For today however this is the real thing. It being Theatrical Thursday I was considering two options but Jan selected a third which I'm sharing. This is an attempt, admittedly a poor one, to emulate a Seurat. Those familiar with his work will likely agree with me as I think the look should be flatter and those of you who are not won't care. The river in this part of the park is perhaps two feet deep and I had a desire to wade out into it to take some shots, and I wish now I would have done so. Next time I shall.
This is straight from the camera and then manipulated with Topaz Impression. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 250; 1/200 sec @ f / 8.