Peter Curcio  


Dance on a Volcano by Peter Curcio

June 2022 - Dance on a Volcano

About the Image(s)

We recently did a Road Trip from San Francisco to Bismarck, North Dakota. It is a part of the country where we have never seen and we enjoyed the trip very much.This photo was captured at Yellowstone National Park, May 16 at about 11:00 AM. It was photographed with a Nikon D7200, 18mm lens, ISO 400, f/4. Post processing was in DXO Photolab and the Nik Collection.


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6 comments posted




Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Hi Peter, Yellowstone NP is great for geothermal subjects. The mist over the reflective pool is entrancing. May, and there's still snow on the ground! I sense a blue cast...time of day, sun behind clouds...perhaps, and a slight shift in color balance adjusts that and brings out more of the red color in the pool. A wee crop at the top helps my eye settle on the misty pool as well. A lovely ethereal image...well done!   Posted: 06/06/2022 12:16:35
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Bob Scott   Bob Scott
Very nice shot. I might be tempted to tone down the whites the left part of the sky.I would edit out the two rocks (think that's what they are) in the lower left in the water. They draw the eye to where you don't want it. I think I'd chop about an inch across the bottom I think that would make for relatively even thirds between the water, land and sky and let the lines in the (whatever is floating on the water?) become more effective. Might even dark them a bit   Posted: 06/11/2022 22:26:18



Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Peter, I love the color contrast you captured between the blues and browns. It is moody in a hopeful way compared to Peter Cheung's image that made you feel more wary. Both are really good in bringing out a mood. I disagree that you should crop at the top, which brings the horizontal line to the middle. I love the bottom of the image, but a crop there brings the horizontal exactly to a thirds line. I like the rocks in the image. They add another interesting element. The reflections in the water pool are wonderful. This is a fabulous capture at Yellowstone. You are so lucky to have gone in May as the park in now closed indefinitely.   Posted: 06/18/2022 11:48:52
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Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
I like Ham's color correction, too.   Posted: 06/18/2022 11:56:30



Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
The mist and the moody tone of the image are great and beautiful. We are lucky that we visited Yellowstone this year before it is closed indefinitely. I also agree with too much blue cast.   Posted: 06/18/2022 16:42:53



Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
I agree with what's already been said about the soft atmospheric mood, the blue cast, and the three layers of your image. A beautiful capture. Fortunately today's news from AP is that Yellowstone could reopen in two weeks.   Posted: 06/20/2022 16:32:49