Year End Countdown # 6 — Islet
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Today’s image is one of three landscapes in my top 12 for 2016.
Louisa and I were driving along the shore of Yellowstone Lake early one morning back at the beginning of October. It promised to be a brilliantly sunny day but at that moment there was a heavy fog blanketing everything. Visibility was virtually zero. Suddenly, the fog lifted just enough so that I could make out some objects in the distance. I looked to my left, at the lake, and saw a tiny islet — just a few rocks and a single tree — silhouetted against the fog with a clear sky above and brilliant blue water below. I found the scene to be irresistible and I quickly stopped and made this image.
I don’t consider myself to be much of a landscape photographer. I’ve seen the work of some landscape specialists and I envy their talent and skill. But, I think that this is a pretty nice image. There’s a zen-like quality to it that pleases me.
Image made with a Canon 5Diii, 100-400mm zoom ISII+1.4x extender and polarizer at 140 mm, ISO 250, f7.1 @ 1/1600.