A Moment For Beauty

© Melissa Olsen

A Moment For Beauty

Ron McEwan November 17, 2008

And you captured an instant here Melissa, great job on the scenery and the mood too. Well done #1036764

Eivor Kuchta November 17, 2008

So different from Yellowstone in July. It's so beautiful, and the quote is so true. #6765408

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe November 17, 2008

Absolutely a beautiful moment Melissa! Well captured :) - love the vertical crop on this one - really emphasizes those trees! #6765411

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic November 17, 2008

Such stark beauty, Melissa. Wonderful tones and mood. #6765445

Gina Cormier level-classic November 17, 2008

Beautiful scene! Just lovely! #6765530

Patricia A. Stalter November 17, 2008

Melissa, I like everything you do, but this one does indeed take me to this spot. I can hear the whisper of nature and all her glory. #6765591

David Phalen November 17, 2008

The vertical lines of the trees, diagonal line of the river and the muted tones all combine to form a very beautiful image!!

Love your Emerson quote!! So very true!! #6765605

Jeanine M. Bailey November 17, 2008

Beautiful Melissa!! I would love to see the scenes you are so blessed to capture!!! Love the composition on this one!! :) #6765613

Melissa G. Meiselman November 17, 2008

Melissa, this is a exquisite scene and wonderful moment in time, beautifully taken with great vertical lines from the trees, terrific exposure for snow and fantastic sense of composition!!! #6765856

Mike Clime November 17, 2008

Nice capture, Melissa! I like the overcast background which I assume is the snow. #6766190

Sirsendu Gayen November 17, 2008

Nice shot. #6766262

Tiia Vissak November 17, 2008

great tones, light & framing! #6766489

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. November 17, 2008


KARU. #6766603

Kerry Hill November 17, 2008

This is just beautiful, Melissa!! #6766713

Jennifer L. Taranto November 17, 2008

i love those tall trees & how foggy the bg looks!! love the natural beauty!! #6766733

Nadya Johnson November 17, 2008

I really love the depth and misty feel here, Melissa! A unique snippet in the ever-changing Show, for sure: and a real beauty! Well seen and photographed! #6766908

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna November 17, 2008

Breath taking, Melissa!!!!! ♫ k #6767218

John E. Steinway November 17, 2008

Gorgeous image Melissa. Such a beautiful scene. There aren't many places as beautiful as Yellowstone. #6767278

Jessica Jenney November 17, 2008

What a beautiful scene, Melissa! Gorgeous tones, mist and composition! #6767304

Deb Koskovich November 17, 2008

A very majestic scene, Melissa. I really like the strong vertical comp, emphasizing the soaring heights of this magical place. #6767600

Nancy (Peaches) Harker November 17, 2008


Sam Britt November 17, 2008

Wonderful view, great composition, Melissa. #6767738

Eli Boschetto November 17, 2008

Gorgeous scene, Melissa! I really like the tone and mood; winter is fast approaching! #6768273

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic November 17, 2008

I share your expressed feelings for the beauty of Yellowstone, Melissa. And you've captured the beauty so well with this gorgeous image. #6768304

November 18, 2008

This is a top shot Melissa...offf!...wish I was there...what a beauty u've captured there #6768499

Melissa Olsen November 18, 2008

Thanks to all of you...I wish all of you the opportunity to see the beauty of Yellowstone as well. #6769046

Bill Knaps November 18, 2008

This is beautiful Melissa. Bill #6771725

Mitch Spence level-classic November 19, 2008

Misty, beautiful, and wild. What a gorgeous shot, Melissa. #6775140

Melissa Olsen November 19, 2008

Thank you so much Bill and Mitch! #6775881

Debra R. Harder November 20, 2008

WOW, Melissa! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE the comp, soft lighting, details and colors! BEAUTIFUL! Deb #6779642

Tamara K. Walker level-classic November 20, 2008

Such a beautiful, peaceful scene. #6781372

Melissa Olsen November 20, 2008

Thanks Debra and Tamara...it was (is) a beautiful place. #6781389

Daniella Puente November 20, 2008

So wonderful scene and perfectly composed Melissa :) #6782193

Susan M. Campbell November 21, 2008

Beautiful. I really love Yellowstone and you have captured it wonderfully. #6784962

Melissa Olsen November 21, 2008

Thank you Daniella and Susan! #6785765

Jeana Clark November 21, 2008

Please Melissa..forgive my tardiness in commenting on this Beautiful Image!!!
I love your POV and the vertical presentation...someday I hope to go to Yellowstone....guess I gotta get out of my truck first huh??? Your most recent images are fantastic!!!
Beautiful work that is ALL Winners to me!!!

~J~ #6786843

Melissa Olsen November 25, 2008

Thank you Jeana, that is indeed an honor to me. #6803471

Sherry McClead February 16, 2009

OMGosh How beautiful! Awesome!

Sherrybear #7173515

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Even without pictures my mind will not allow me to forget the beauty of Yellowstone National Park and how I felt to see such unique beauty. Even now as I sit here typing this description I can’t help wondering how this scene might look today. This picture was taking at noon; the snow had backed off a little, but soon started again.

"Each moment of the year has its own beauty."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/30 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 32.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT

Uploaded on November 17, 2008

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