Thursday, April 9, 2009

Sky Watch Friday: Yellowstone Scenery

I took this shot in Yellowstone National Park back in 2006. This area fascinated me as we drove between Mammoth and Norris, looking for wildlife to photograph, so I had to stop and capture it on film. I currently use the pic as the desktop background on one of my work PCs.

20 comments:

Arija said...

The dead trees and the sky in the water, the green swamp growth... no wonder you use it as a screen saver.

erin said...

like the sweep of the water that draws you in and around the photograph...lovely shot...

erin said...

you mentioned yellowstone...did you mean yosemite?

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Jane said...

Looks very calm and serene, thanks for posting.

Rob Ripma said...

Wow, that area does look interesting. Nice shot!

Guy D said...

Fantastic photo, remember visiting Yellowstone back when I was a kid, so beautiful.

Have a great weekend
Guy
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Your EG Tour Guide said...

There's a certain beauty in it's starkness. I like it too. I like all the straight lines created by the tree trunks accented by the blue water and hill in the background. This is a good one!

Janie said...

Yellowstone is such an amazing place. Great photo.

Rune said...

Great photo! Happy skywatch! :)

koala said...

Looks like after acid rain but that can't be right in Yellowstone park.

ms426d said...

Excellent screensaver & as a bonus you view it nearly every day. Have a good week.

Babooshka said...

Winding deep blue toned river is a very serene image.

Tarolino said...

A unique landscape indeed. I really like this picture and the colours are great. I bet there's some quite unique wildlife in a habitat like this.

nessabates said...

very nice scenery! I love the reflections and colors

Bim said...

Love that picture! I've tried to see what sort of trees they were once but it's too small - some sort of fir I assume?

Ecobirder said...

I believe that the trees were probably lodgepole pine, which are very common throughout Yellowstone. There are many areas in Yellowstone that have similar dead trees. They are remnants of the large forest fires that ravaged the parks many years ago.

Kaye said...

Everything in Yellowstone is scenery. Great photo, I like it.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful!

Jew Wishes said...

How lovely, with wonderful textures and contrasts...nice hint of reflections, too.