RPS member's Yellowstone image success

11 February 2017

Society news

Society member Mark Warnes has reached the 100 finalists of this year's Natures Best Photography Magazine / Yellowstone Forever competition and his image is being featured in the magazine and on the cover.

Yellowstone ForeverMark's images was taken in October 2015 from The Madison Overlook on the West Entrance road in Yellowstone and depicts fishermen fishing for Cut Throat trout along the river. He told The RPS: 'I was set up on the banks of the Madison River very early one cold autumn morning with a long lens attached to my camera hoping to catch some wildlife along the river in the morning mist. The area is a common area for Elk. As the sun began to warm the cold air and burn through the mist rising of the cold river, silhouettes of the fishermen started to appear as they stood on the banks of the river. As the mist lifted the scene began to glow golden-“the golden hour” '

The image was entered for The Natures Best Photography Magazine and Yellowstone Foundation Yellowstone Forever competition, and although not a winner it was placed as a 100 finalist and chosen for the cover of the Yellowstone Forever issue in Spring 2017 and it will be a featured inside. It is also being used as the mast head for social media posts.

Mark's image was taken on a Nikon D750 with a Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, 1/320sec at f/9.0 ISO 100  at 550mm.  He was on a Photoventures Rocky Mountain Gold trip tour. 

Congratulations, Mark!