Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Oxbow Bend Again


Oxbow Bend On The Snake River

It looks quiet and peaceful here but it was nearly elbow to elbow with other photogs at the World Famous Oxbow Bend on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The sky was ominous and I thought going wide (12mm) would show it off the best.

Yellow On Yellow

There was a small back eddy that was surrounded by brilliant yellow foliage. You would think the overcast day gave a fairly even tone but there was still a fair amount of contrast. So I ended up shooting 3 frame sets (0, –1, +1) of everything for HDR processing.

Autumn Dreams

The final image in this post was as the others, an HDR image but I added Glamour Glow from Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 3.0. At the time of our trip in the first week of October, fall colors were in evidence throughout most of the park but there were many places where the leaves had already fallen. The last week in September may have been better and there would have been more open. There are many facilities in Yellowstone especially that were closed by October 1, including most of the Park Ranger interpretative programs.

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3 responses

  1. Andrej

    Stunning photography! The blue and gold colors contrast so well together. I really appreciate these photos. Bringing out the best in nature!

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    November 12, 2010 at 07:42

  2. I really enjoy the last image above. Like you I got my start with film years ago and have just recently embraced digital photography, which has awakened my passion. I really enjoy the creative controls available to us today through our cameras and computers. My biggest concern right now is controlling the urge to overuse some of the tools, something that you avoided quite well with the images above.

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    November 12, 2010 at 14:58

  3. Hi John, these shots are amazing. I think my favorite one is the second photo

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    November 15, 2010 at 00:57

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