And so we move on to Yellowstone Park, and a torrent in an as-yet-unidentified river. That stark dead tree is a strong element, but notice that it’s actually two trees, and the grey one contrasts nicely against the deep green of the background trees while the smaller still-living one sets off against the water.
However, I’ll never forgive Jim for not getting a bear catching a salmon in the shot. Never mind that he didn’t have that kind of time to spend waiting. Or that this river is likely way the hell too far inland to host salmon. And it’s the wrong time of the year. And whatever other factors would prevent this scenario from occurring. A pic like this needs a bear catching a salmon. No it’s not trite or clichéish. Shut up.