This place is totally worth seeing. If you visit Yellowstone National Park, make sure you go to the Grand Prismatic Spring. Bacteria found in the spring reflect light to give spectacular colors. The warm air, and smell of sulphur is also worth experiencing.
GRAND PRISMATIC SPRING
Temperature 147-188°F Dimensions 250x380 feet. Grand Prismatic is the largest hot spring in Yellowstone, and is considered to be the third largest in the world—New Zealand has the two largest springs. Grand Prismatic sits upon a wide, spreading mound where water flows evenly on all sides forming a series of small, stair-step terraces. The Hayden Expedition in 1871 named this spring because of its beautiful coloration, and artist Thomas Moran made water-color sketches depicting its rainbow-like colors. The sketches seemed exaggerations and geologist A.C. Peale returned in 1878 to verify the colors. The colors begin with a deep blue center followed by pale blue. Green algae forms beyond the shallow edge. Outside the scalloped rim a band of yellow fades into orange. Red then marks the outer border. Steam often shrouds the spring which reflects the brilliant colors. Grand Prismatic discharges an estimated 560 gallons per minute
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efsanekral41 (796) 2007-06-19 11:00
Very good...Thanks for sharing..
rgarrigus (0) 2007-06-19 11:10
At first I thought I wanted more DOF here for sharpness in the distant mountains but if I sit back and enjoy the abstract qualities of this and the wonderful bands of complimentary colors I think maybe it is perfect as is.
Paolo (41216) 2007-06-19 11:57
Hi Shaeri, fantastic view so colorful and with excellent POV. good quality and good exposure too.
sreeharig (211) 2007-06-19 12:26
very interesting colors. Nice capture, I liked your PoV too, you have balanced the image by almost dividing the frame to the 3rds.
berseph (1758) 2007-06-19 13:31
Amazing colors Shaeri. I also love the mist that is coming off the water. What a beautiful place.
MeNsU (4) 2007-06-20 4:25
nice shot wonderful colors..
thanks for sharing
photographer123 (6246) 2007-06-20 7:58
good shot with beautiful colors..best wishes...subir
Karmenu (1408) 2007-06-20 16:15
My first look at collection. Wonderful and really interesting place to see. Congratulations.
sayan (2617) 2007-06-21 3:20
This is an awesome picture. The colours are wonderful. This really is worth seeing and the bacteria creating the colours are wonderful to see.
bhuniatrekearth (764) 2007-06-22 3:38
Stunning. Flow of colours.
No photographic jargon for this capture.
Scott23 (93) 2007-06-22 12:11
Perfect play of colors, smthing between surface of Mars and Tahiti beach, like it very much.
roconnell (327) 2007-06-23 10:43
What a brilliant array of colors. The contrasts between the bright blues and oranges is fantastic. The steam rising off the ponds add life to a vast scenery. Well done.
pboehringer (770) 2007-06-23 13:18
WOW, I have to put on some sunglasses to look at this here. The first impression is that you exaggerated on the contrast but looking at the colors in the background it is evident that you got real colors overall. No faking! Very nice shot and now I understand why the place is called "YELLOWstone".
rossofuoco (7315) 2007-06-24 14:34
Colori stupefacenti, sembra una cosa mastruosa e viva.
dlevy23 (2018) 2007-07-04 9:25
Just simply amazing!!!!
rajhema (1901) 2007-07-04 13:01
High saturation yet a very attractive picture. Very well taken
bebep (2089) 2007-07-06 6:57
nice shot, beautiful colors and neatness, very appreciable the DoF
prumod (8300) 2007-07-08 6:45
wonderfully beautiful colors... nice frame too... the contrast you got is unimaginable...
pady (4800) 2007-07-09 10:55
What a place for taking picture!! I'm sure you don't want leave such a beautiful place.
Manash (499) 2007-07-15 3:23
Durdantooo!!!!...kichu bolar nei..it goes to my favorite...
Dyerco (10185) 2007-08-10 20:41
I have been here Shaeri and I like the strong colours you have captured. The textures are very evident in your image. Good composition and exposure.
KKar (486) 2007-08-21 1:09
colors are amazing in this place
Nice note too
miumiu (3888) 2007-08-22 4:00
Very interesting place with amazing colours and view!!
noborders (1010) 2008-01-03 4:52
Incredible colours, here ! Splendid, beautiful ! Is it "really real" ??
TFS, compliments !
(Discovered this marvel thanks to your themes in your intro)
madux (203) 2008-01-19 1:50
this is wonderful! looks almost unreal!
so many colors in one shot!
Angshu (51174) 2008-01-23 0:44
Your Yellowstone pictures really are wonderful. The middle layer looks like a layer of veins. The colours are unbelievable & I can only think what you felt when you saw these. A good informative note as well. Good work!
jmdias (45804) 2008-03-22 18:05
another surreal vision. These colors are like rivers of magma running . It is like an alien landscape.
very nice pov, colors and light
Stepan (27210) 2008-03-23 3:57
Must be a really strange and impressive place... These colors and contrasts are almost unreal. Stunning !!
eversmile (11624) 2008-11-18 2:16
What can I say? That's gorgeous, once more. I finally like this one even more than your Fire tracks for the stronger colors, and the great contrasts it creates. The larger presence of blue and orange, in this higher point of view, is thrilling. If I finally decide to visit the USA one day, that's one of the place I hope to see!
- Copyright: Shaeri Mukherjee (crckt) (7216)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-03
- Categories: Nature
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Your Favorites, yellowstone national park, Yellowstone nature treasures, Unbelievable Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-19 10:58
- Favorites: 3 [view]