Peter Cheung  

Winter Yellowstone by Peter Cheung

June 2022 - Winter Yellowstone

About the Image(s)

The picture was taken in Jan this year when we joined a tour to visit Yellowstone in winter. Yellowstone in winter is magical and fantastic. The picture was taken right after sunrise and it was freezing! The camera settings are Nikon D850, Nikon 18-35mm, 1/60 sec, 18mm, f/6.3, ISO 200. In post-processing, I used photoshop to add a warm filter to the sky to make the sky warmer during sunrise, and brightened up the foreground a bit.

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6 comments posted

Helen Sweet   Helen Sweet
Well done, Peter! The steam from the interesting looking vent adds atmosphere to a beautiful, cold winter scene. Nice detail on the snow.   Posted: 06/14/2022 18:47:15

Lee Ann Stamm   Lee Ann Stamm
Gorgeous capture Peter. The impact of your image is moody and dramatic. The color of the sky is perfect and beautiful against the snow. My main critique is that the main fence on the left leads the eye right off the page. I think cropping into it where it intersects with the horizontal fence would draw the eye right to the crater, steam and then sky. To me the fencing then frames the crater. Great image - love it.

A question for everyone: If white balance is correct, would the snow be whiter with less of a blue tinge? I don't know. I still struggle with creating an image with a correct white balance.   Posted: 06/18/2022 11:14:22

Peter Curcio   Peter Curcio
Beautiful capture and the warm filter sets the tone. Nice choice. My eye is drawn to the sky in the upper left which further adds to the warmth of the image.   Posted: 06/19/2022 08:22:21

Ham Hayes   Ham Hayes
Wonderful detail and lighting. Your image has captured Winter's victory over the land, and yet from earth below and sky above, the promise of release from icy grip is given. A nicely imaged story! Love it!   Posted: 06/19/2022 14:08:11

Bob Scott   Bob Scott
Great shot! Love the colors, the leading line of the fence. I initially had mixed feelings about the fence but I think because it continues and winds back it leads to the stream and I think I'll ignore the temptation to say the fence leads off the page.

On blue snow, was there blue sky overhead the foreground that we can't see? It looks like the s now in the background picks up the glow of the sky there so if there was clear sky overhead of the foreground we would get blue snow in the front, yellow brown cast in the back

  Posted: 06/20/2022 11:21:10
Bob Scott   Bob Scott
I'd try the suggested crop, however and see how it looks   Posted: 06/20/2022 11:23:05