Adrian Binney, LRPS  

The Drama of a Yellowstone Winter by Adrian Binney, LRPS

April 2021 - The Drama of a Yellowstone Winter

April 2021 - Adrian Binney, LRPS


April 2021 - Adrian Binney, LRPS

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About the Image(s)

This was taken during February 2012 and I have been spending some Lockdown time reviewing old images and improving their development.

It was taken with my old Canon gear - 5D mkii, 17-40L lens at 34mm - settings 1/160 f20 ISO100, tripod.

My conversion to mono was mostly on the geyser eruptions to boost contrast and isolate them from the background sky etc.

5 comments posted

Ed Ford   Ed Ford
This, to me, is certainly a dramatic photograph. Looking at this version and the original I believe you have really pulled the best from the image for this version. The color one is good in and of itself, this monochrome version is even better to my eye.

I like how you used the contrast to give the image a real sense of life. I also very much like how you framed the geyser with the foreground vegetation. It gives me a sense of depth for the image. I cannot think of any suggestions for improvement.

I would be very willing to hang this one on a wall in my office given some changes to the theme of my decoration. A very nice image Adrian - thank you for sharing it with us.   Posted: 04/05/2021 13:31:42
Adrian Binney   Adrian Binney
Many thanks Ed. This will encourage me to search my library for other winter Yellowstone images - it's a magical place!   Posted: 04/06/2021 12:38:10

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Adrian! A strong impressive image! I have just been watching a television documentary on winter in Yellowstone, so this was a special treat. I made an experiment with lower contrast, a bit more like the tones in the very beautiful original, but it lost much of the drama, and also the crisp frost on the fir trees in the background.   Posted: 04/07/2021 06:17:08

Albert Zabin   Albert Zabin
This is a beautiful image- much more dramatic in B&W. I think it could be improved by cropping out the small tree on the right. This would give a little less center weight andmake the picture more dynamic and would emphasize the movement ofd the steam.   Posted: 04/13/2021 21:03:34

Jen Carrick   Jen Carrick
You have really emphasized geyser very well with your conversion, Adrian. I would love to go there in the winter. I feel that if the foreground had just a little less drama that would lead my eye to the geyser, without distraction. Thanks for an intriguing image.   Posted: 04/15/2021 16:18:11


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