Bill Provost  

Yellowstone River Water Falls, Spring Run Off by Bill Provost

March 2020 - Yellowstone River Water Falls, Spring Run Off

About the Image(s)

This month’s image was taken in the Yellowstone National Park. The image was shot with a Nikon D800 camera with a Nikkor lens. The lens settings were: F/5.0 “ 6.3; focal length 150 mm; exposure 1/125 second; F-32, ISO 400. This is another image shot on my trip to Yellowstone National Park. After coming to the falls I found that the best perspective of the falls would be from the other side of the river. From there I shot the image. The two patches of snow are actually on my side of the river (the side I shot from). This shoot was during the spring while there was still snow on the ground. The park is fantastic this time of the year sans all of the people.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
I think you did well with a difficult subject. I think that if you were on a tripod you may have been able to play with some slower shutter speeds to get a different effect on the water.   Posted: 03/03/2020 20:35:25

Arun Bagga   Arun Bagga
I think you have captured the image from a good perspective, nicely positioning the various elements in the frame. The mist of falling water adds drama to the image.
I agree a slower shutter will provide a smoother flow in the water but that depends upon what you had in mind while capturing the image. Personally I would selectively increase the contrast a little more on the right side of the image.

A couple of years back in late April we were at the Yellow Stone Park and found it closed due to weather conditions so you must have shot this image towards the end of spring.
  Posted: 03/05/2020 14:58:58

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
What a great perspective you had for this shot! Last summer I had an opportunity to learn how to get that soft moving water shot in aperture priority. Perhaps consider trying it both ways next time and see which one you find more appealing. I find the out of focus pine on the right is a bit distracting. You can't really go wrong with the Yellowstone landscape, especially since you seem to have a good knack for knowing where to stand!   Posted: 03/13/2020 20:24:22

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Bill I think the composition is standard but with a limited visual cues on the top it left the viewers wondering what lay upper side of the fall. My personal observation if you had any opportunities to shoot enough from the top and keeping the upper and lower part of the falls in a balance. Just my view. But either way this is a nice view. Yellowstone is in my bucket list for later.   Posted: 03/31/2020 08:29:26