Monday, April 22, 2013

Contender Mike Harker

American Landscape contest Contender Mike Harker enjoys finding undiscovered landscapes in his local national park of Yellowstone

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Photographer: Mike Harker

Location: Yellowstone National Park

When did you take this photograph? 2011

Nikon D7000, AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR lens

Describe how you got this photo.
I was traveling through Yellowstone National Park on the pass between Canyon Village and Norris Junction when we encountered a brief hailstorm. After the storm ended, I noticed a beautiful display of color developing in the sky. I walked down to a meadow off the road and took this photo as the sun was setting. The hail can still be seen on the ground and a beautiful mist came from off the meadow.

Did you use any special techniques?
I shot this handheld without any filters.

Why this scene of the American Landscape is special to you?

All of Yellowstone is special to me since it live less than 100 miles from it in Powell, WY. It's like my back yard and I go there any chance I get. I like finding places in Yellowstone that are sometimes undiscovered. This is one of the places in Yellowstone that isn't seen by many people. You have to walk down from the road and if you didn't know it was there you would pass it up.


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