28 Jan 16. Something pretty tame for this Thursday's Theatrical submission, but next week stand by for something very different, and something I think all will appreciate. Meanwhile, today's image is theatrical only in the sense that I've heightened the colors a bit and added a small amount of glow to the overall scene, but that shouldn't be obvious. The colors I'm showing are actually very close to how the area looks in bright sunlight but bright sunlight is a hit and miss proposition whenever we visit, so I thought I'd create a scene that we occasionally get to observe but seldom get to capture. But that is part of the fun, and frustration, of photography, trying to accurately capture all you see when what you see can be somewhat of a flighty experience. This is one arm of the Madison River and you reach it by traveling east out of West Yellowstone on HWY 20 heading for Idaho Falls, ID. At this point it isn't much of a river, you could even call it a stream without exaggeration. I'm standing on the edge of the highway with the water traveling underneath at a depth of maybe 12 inches max and a width of less than 20 feet. But what a great location for wetting a fly and just enjoying the surrounding countryside. No park restrictions at this venture, so you can enjoy the area as you deem fit.
The base image was adjusted in ACR to remove some distracting chromatic aberrations, then I applied the glowing effect using Topaz Glow incorporating the multiply blending mode to achieve the final look. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f / 9.