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on Jan 19, 2010 in Moose Adventures, Yellowstone Life

Yellowstone Adv – Old Friend

In all my years visiting Yellowstone, one place that always draws me back and so I’ve shot the bejiggers out of it is Midway Geyser Basin (home of Grand Prismatic). I’ve shot this place every way you can imagine and yet, I’ve still not scratched all the locale has to offer.

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One aspect of the basin that is always in flux is the steam. It comes and goes, it blows all directions of the compass and can be lit in just as many ways. Because of this huge variable you can never take anything for granted, assume that just because you’ve shot it before it’s not going to be worth shooting again. Excelsior Geyser is the case in point, I have thousands of images of it yet today, I found one more to add to the files. I really like the paradox of ice right next to 180 degree water and steam. Camera set to Cloudy, Exp Comp set to 0, click! I love the photo.

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This is the first time I’ve had a 16Fish always in my pocket so I put it to use at the basin. I really loved what was streaming through the viewfinder, it was a totally new way for me to photograph it. The light was perfect. Life is good!

Photos captured by D3s, 24-70AFS / 16Fish on Lexar UDMA digital film