Misty Tree Site

December 20, 2010 ·

Miles Hecker

Waiting for Geronimo
Waiting for Godot ©Miles Hecker




In winter the most promising landscape photo opportunity exists if you pursue what I like to call macro landcape or detail shots. The interplay between snow, mist and light can be quite interesting in many of the thermal regions. A single tree or group of trees can drift eerily in and out of the fog created near thermal hot springs. The trick of course, is finding just the right composition and combination for the shot. I think you’ll find that the challenge is one worth taking.


In Yellowstone the constantly changing weather and geothermal conditions controls the light and with it your opportunities. As such any time during the day might end up being a good time to shoot. The above shot was taken at a 300mm equivalent focal length.


LENS: 70-300mm for 35mm cameras,  70-200mm for crop sensor cameras
FILTERS: none needed


Slide films: Fuji Provia 100F or Astia 100F

Negative films: Fuji Reala


See: Digital cameras for landscape work.

About Miles Hecker

Miles has been involved with photography for over forty years. He teaches digital photography at Casper College in Casper,Wyoming. His photos have won awards fromNatures Best magazine,Photo.net, The Luminous LandscapeandWyoming WIldlife . Miles’ photos have been published in American Vignette, Backpacker Magazine, Natures Best Images, Popular Photography, Wyoming Audubon, and Wyoming Wildlife. He is co-founder of WyoFOTO LLC.

December, 2010

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