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Yellowstone Geyser Gazing

 
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Aug 12, 2015 11:27 |  #1

Just a few days in my most favorite place on Earth with my favorite people!

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Grand Geyser has a sunlit start.... during a rain storm!

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A coyote entertained me during a wait at Aurum Geyser.

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A very, VERY, tall eruption of Beehive Geyser on my last day.

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"Sunrise there's a fire in the sky, never been so happy, never flt so high! And I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise!"

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Great Fountain erupts in concert with White Dome.

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Aug 12, 2015 11:30 |  #2

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Porcelain Basin during a rain storm in the late evening.


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A storm while waiting at Oblong.

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Gibbon Falls

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Castle Geyser at night.

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Aug 13, 2015 08:37 |  #3

Great photos, love those crazy cloud formations in #7!


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Aug 13, 2015 08:43 |  #4

What a great series of shots Ryan! Also love the clouds and overall look of #7, but the last shot in B&W with the people is awesome. And lucky you to get that coyote! #6 looks really noisy on my monitor....can you do something about that without ruining it? What a great day that must have been.


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Aug 13, 2015 09:57 as a reply to  @ Wallace River's post |  #5

The one of Porcelain basin? I tried, it was better to add a film grain effect to it rather than try to remove the noise. I think the grain gave it character anyways :)

Thanks, keep the C&C coming!


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Aug 14, 2015 11:09 |  #6

I really like these images - you use interesting and dynamic composition, and you obviously know how to use the ambient light to the greatest advantage.

Something is detracting from these images, however. There is a graininess to them that simply does not look natural. I mean, I know that there is not a pebbly graininess in clouds or in water or in vegetation or in clear blue sky, and yet I see this grain in all of the photos. It looks like maybe it was introduced in some type of unnatural post-processing technique. Might this be the case, or are you shooting at astronomically high ISOs, which are causing the grain? Or, are you shooting so that some areas of the images are underexposed, and then trying to pull them up in post?

Is there something that could be done to remove the grain, and give the images a more "this is just what it looked like in real life" appearance (a.k.a. a more natural appearance)?

All that being said/asked, I do recognize the wonderful ability you have to compose an image, and to use the ambient light to best showcase the drama and beauty of the scenes before you.


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Aug 14, 2015 18:06 |  #7

Good stuff.


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Aug 14, 2015 18:42 |  #8

Wonderful shots, and thank you for posting your settings, it really helps with learning landscapes.


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Aug 18, 2015 10:55 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #9

Some of that grain is added in from Camera RAW. Some of it is to mask the digital noise. Some of it was to give it some of a "slide film look". I process these on a small computer (11in screen) and the grain was not nearly that noticeable on that screen. On a bigger monitor I can very clearly see it. Not sure how exactly I feel about it when I see it this large.


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Aug 18, 2015 10:58 |  #10

Comment on the grain, this also appears to be a result of resizing the image. A full, 21mp version, doesnt show the grain that badly on a big monitor.


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Aug 18, 2015 11:04 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #11

Actually, pulling it up at any size that ISNT the full size seems to pronounce that grain.

It looks beautiful in a print though!


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Aug 19, 2015 07:36 |  #12

Great set of images - 4, 6, 7 and 9 are my favourites but that last one is the pick of the bunch for me. Well done.


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