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Yellowstone River

 

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 Yellowstone in winter is one kick-ass location.  Unfortunately (or fortunately for me), the National Park Service only allows a small number of visitors into the park in winter.  I consider a week in Yellowstone a "bucket list" accomplishment.  The image was captured on a small bridge over the Yellowstone River less than a mile from the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. 

  

I took a number of pictures of the river from different angles focusing primarily on captures that showed more angular flow.  In the end, I settled on a straight-on, "in-your-face" composition because it most accurately reflected the photo experience of the location. 

   

Using a polarizing filter, I played with the amount of polarization.  I tried to strike a compromise between no polarization and lots of sparkle and total polarization with lots of deep greens but less sparkle. 

   

The above image shot was taken with a full frame, 36 MP DSLR with 24-70 F2.8 zoom lens with polarizer on a carbon fiber tripod. 

           

  02/27/13