Kaylyn Franks  


Winter Survival by Kaylyn Franks

September 2021 - Winter Survival

September 2021 - Kaylyn Franks

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I captured this in Yellowstone National Park using Canon EOS R5, 100-400 Canon lens, handheld, ISO-800, f/8.0, 1/800 sec. I cropped, cloned and did basic edits in Lightroom.


10 comments posted




Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I've seen lots of images of bison in Yellowstone during the winter. The fact that you captured one that is covered in snow is the most unique I've ever seen. It's always great to come upon something fresh like this. Shooting a dark object like the bison in the white snow is a tricky exposure to get. But you nailed it. The only suggestion I'd make is to crop a little more off the top. To me, you seem to have a little too much empty space. Cropping just a little would help even more to bring attention to the bison.   Posted: 09/07/2021 08:39:11



Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I agree with Mike! Great work! It is a very unique image. I also agree about the crop. On the bottom, the original seems to have some detail in the snow that I would like to see in the final.   Posted: 09/07/2021 10:25:30



Al Swanson   Al Swanson
Agree with the cropping. This is truly an amazing shot as well. Great capture in a very neutral background. There is a slight bluish tint to the snow that you might lighten, but the overall image is just amazing. Great work.   Posted: 09/09/2021 16:53:49



Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
Apart from the unique capture, I congratulate you Kaylyn for being there under those conditions. Yes, I go along with the cropping, but I feel that this image would be much better presented in a horizontal format.   Posted: 09/13/2021 10:18:50
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Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
I did not try this crop, but I kind of like it. I'll pull it up on the big monitor and check it out.   Posted: 09/27/2021 14:42:25



Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Cannot argue with the others -- great shot! For some reason the exposed horns and the grass coming from his mouth, as small as they are, add to the impact of the image. I do like Joe's crop suggestion, though. A great pictorial example of life on the extreme edge. Did you take this shot from your car? PS: is there a slight blue cast overall?   Posted: 09/17/2021 08:24:53
Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
Thanks for the compliments. I took this outside standing next to a snow coach. The coach driver was an avid wildlife photographer and lived near the park. Sadly, he was mauled by a grizzly this spring and did not survive.   Posted: 09/27/2021 14:45:15
Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
Thanks for the compliments. I took this outside standing next to a snow coach. The coach driver was an avid wildlife photographer and lived near the park. Sadly, he was mauled by a grizzly this spring and did not survive.   Posted: 09/28/2021 08:46:48



Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
I may be the only dissenting voice here but I like the vertical format. It gives me a sense of depth that I don't see in the horizontal. If I were hanging it on my wall, I would choose the vertical.   Posted: 09/17/2021 08:33:00



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
This is an absolutely amazing image. I prefer Joseph's crop as it increases the visual size of the bison and decreases the amount of the white conflicting with the snow. Wonderful!   Posted: 09/27/2021 14:50:56



 

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