Dianne Arrigoni  


MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS YELLOWSTONE NP by Dianne Arrigoni

September 2020 - MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS YELLOWSTONE NP

September 2020 - Dianne Arrigoni

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Canon 5D
1/3 sec
f/25
75 mm
ISO 100
on a tripod

I am going through old images as I am attempting to get my files in order finally.
I was trying for a sense of motion with lots of mist. I was drawn to the different colors created by the water and rocks and how did the dead trees ever get there ink the first place? I prefer the color version but would like other’s thoughts on that as well as any other comments.


10 comments posted




Emmy Denton   Emmy Denton
Hi Dianne, what an interesting place! I'll be going to Yellowstone in a few weeks and I definitely want to spend a day at Mammoth Hot Springs. I'm curious, before I comment further do you like the soft feeling this photo gives with the mist? BTW I like ke the color version better too. I modified it - let me know what you think. Maybe my modifications are too heavy handed it's certainly quite different.   Posted: 09/07/2020 05:42:26
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Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Thanks Emmy. Honestly I can't decide if I like the soft misty thing or not. Have had it hanging in my office to try to decide. Some days yes some not as much. I definitely like the colors you brought out except the greenish section toward the left side. Maybe I'll try that and print for comparison. Maybe I need more mist or less like you have done. Thanks for the input.   Posted: 09/07/2020 19:37:54



Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Hey Diane,
Your trees have lots of character. Well focused.
I think I know where you were going re: trying to create a sense of flow. I think 1/3s seems reasonable. Did you try other speeds? How did they affect the impression of flow?
On my screen, the image does look quite misty (which I know is something you were shooting for, so well done), but since the entire image ie equally misty/hazy, I'm not sure I'm able to get the effect. I saw a youtube vid where this guy was doing nothing but shooting haze/mist shots, and his point was to use the haze/mist to isolate a portion of the image, the same way we use DoF. I thought it was pretty effective.   Posted: 09/07/2020 19:33:43
Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
Do you by any chance have a link to that video? I'd love to see it   Posted: 09/08/2020 12:47:02
Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Sorry Jane. I don't. This was over a year ago I think, and I'm not sure I'd even recognize the dude...but I think he was shooting medium frame. Anyway, I just went to YouTube and searched "photography mist" and a whole bunch of stuff popped up. There's gotta be some interesting stuff in there.
D   Posted: 09/08/2020 15:14:12



Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
This brings back such wonderful memories. My husband and I went there in January of 2018 and had such an awe filled experience. I like the mistyness and your subtle color especially the way you brought out the pale blue flow almost as if it were water rather than travertine. My sense is that the trees were there before the flow and the travertine killed them. I'm afraid I don't have any ideas for improvement but, just for fun, I'm going to share my shot from perhaps the same place   Posted: 09/08/2020 12:46:14
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Richard Story   Richard Story
WOW WHAT A MYSTICAL IMAGE.
A FINE CAPTURE, THE STARKNESS OF THE SCENE REALLY DRAWS YOU INTO THIS KIND OF FOREBODING PLACE.
NICE USE OF COMPOSITION USING THE LOWER THIRD TO PLACE THE TREES. YOU HAVE NICE S CURVES LEADING DOWN TO THE CLUSTER(I'M SURE YOU THANK NATURE OF THE HELP) BUT OF COURSE YOUR THE ONE THAT USED IT.
I HAVE BEEN THERE ALSO, SO I KNOW WHAT YOU WERE DEALING WITH, I JUST WONDER IF A POLARIZER WOULD HAVE HELPED BRING DOWN THE HIGHLIGHTS SOME.
JUST SAYING
THIS SURELY WOULD BE HANGING ON MY WALL GOOD JOB.


  Posted: 09/13/2020 13:46:41



Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Thank you Richard. I would love to go back and try a filter out. It's on my wish list to revisit Yellowstone in winter.





  Posted: 09/13/2020 22:44:34
Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
I would sure encourage you to do that. Were you offended that I would post a shot of similar place with very different conditions and processing. I was not trying to show something I thought you should have done, only to share in the awe of this spot   Posted: 09/18/2020 15:13:59



Dianne Arrigoni   Dianne Arrigoni
Jane I am not offended at all. Thanks for the input. I think it's funny you picked the same composition. Great shot:-)   Posted: 09/18/2020 23:07:12



 

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