Cold Night on the Yellowstone (Custom Print)
In mid-March, shortly after the core of our Milky Way galaxy becomes visible above the horizon, it rises in the final hours of darkness before dawn. I shot this panorama scene while night-time fog hung low over riverside cottonwood trees and the distant mountains of the Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness glowed from the light of countless stars. I felt that I was able to capture a connectedness between this world and the one above, a hint of changing seasons, and a sense that nature continues to provide countless wonders for all willing to stop and look. I stayed on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Montana long after I finished shooting, remaining until night faded to day and the calls of coyotes gave way to the songs of flying geese. I am grateful to live in such a beautiful place.
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