If you've ever seen the colorful effects of mineral waters, the Grand Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone has to be one of the best examples. Not only do the minerals taint the ground on which it spills, but also the air we breath and the steam that rises from it. The coloration of the steam is not a trick of PS, but how the photo actually turned out.
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thien (2112) 2003-06-11 23:55
Stunning color. Great composition. One of your best shot Ned. I love it.
Leo (881) 2003-06-11 23:58
Great colours, It looks like molten lava!
Was that area part of the fire in 1986?
Leo / Venezuela
gringofil (0) 2003-06-12 0:03
Incredible. One of your best, I agree. Everything fits to make a stunning image. Very well done!
dovi (1068) 2003-06-12 0:07
Perfect : Colors composition. joy to look at!
AdrianW (2274) 2003-06-12 0:08
Excellent shot! I love the range of colours, and the composition too :-D
As a matter of interest are you scanning from prints?
olli (2091) 2003-06-12 1:48
Looks Hot – and great! Wonderful colors – especially I like the brown area on the right.
Aegean (2571) 2003-06-12 3:50
Amazing colors and great composition...A great shot!
horsefly (23) 2003-06-12 4:24
Love the colors! The fore-midground has a great painting-like quality!
ornis (1271) 2003-06-12 7:46
Five distinct lines of colors converging to disappear in the steam...Wow! It's like a painting coming right from imagination. You've got everything in this wonderful shot.
dominique (11414) 2003-06-12 11:26
Impressing, one would say lava there are pretty colors and a good composition the poor forest included/understood its pain interesting like place .
Luko (13998) 2003-06-13 14:01
Colors and compo are great : feels like cool heaven above and hot dry hell below. Excellent shot.
adam (860) 2003-06-14 3:29
Wow, when I first saw this I couldn't imagine how it happened, thanks for the explanation. The orange color of the water and the blue sky above makes for a vivid capture. Composition is excellent.
sam (897) 2003-06-25 15:55
Great composition and fantastic sharpness and color saturation. Nature made this astonishment, and you have captured it well.
mitrom (2) 2003-07-02 13:49
Amazing colors and great composition. Excellent shot! Thanks for Sharing
osado (134) 2003-07-10 7:45
Definitely a very good composition. Besides the beautifull colours I really like the fact that 'the river', the hill in the background and the smoke are going all the same direction.
Coyote (457) 2003-07-16 22:13
Yep, I've been here and you captured it very well, I echo what the others have said.......You did good!
htremblay (1666) 2003-07-27 7:55
Woh, quelle atmosphère. Photo magnifique, très bien réussie, les couleurs et la lumière magnifiques. Bravo
Woh, which atmosphere. Magnificent, very well made a success photo, the magnificent colours and the light. Bravo
ninadev (5377) 2003-10-07 14:44
Just sent through your travelogue on that trip and stopped on this particular photo. Really great colors an incredible site.
kazan (779) 2003-12-16 3:53
Very good capture Ned.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-01-17 16:52
Wow - this seams almost unreal - amazing nature and colours - I begin to understand the name Yellowstone. Thanks for sharing.
touristdidi (8583) 2004-01-30 10:39
I hae been to many places, but not this one.Bumpass hell, smelled the worst I have seen, and looked the worst, boiling sulfur water...... so I believe you!
photo (246) 2004-01-30 11:37
wow really nice picture, there are a lot of contrasts there, i like the colors in the mist, and you have chosen the right framing for this picture, well done!!
rajhema (1871) 2005-08-25 8:32
Been there, seen this. Fantastic colors. Nice capture Ned. Thanks for visiting my site.
dbezan (166) 2005-10-02 20:10
Great picture. A lot of dead-looking timber in the background --- I guess that was fire damage?
Steft (5975) 2005-10-09 13:33
Wow, this is very special. You don't see this very often. Beautiful colours here, I especially like the yellow tones. It is a bit like a painting.
The clouds give the photo a mystic atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing,
emmers (183) 2005-10-13 18:02
Fantastic picture - hard to belive this is the effect of the minerals in the water. Really looks like lava.
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-02-13 20:16
Interesting shot Ned;
It really does look hot with the lava-like color of the waters in conjunction with the steam in the background
It's a good composition, the diagional movement of the stream leads the eye into the shot. It could be a little sharper for my liking, but as I see the shot seems to have been scanned in...
The dead trees in the background are a result from the air here- or was it from a forest fire?
erdna (5711) 2006-02-14 1:23
Incredible colors and very good composition. i can almost smell the stench of that smoke.
Flavia (10352) 2007-03-12 23:45
This is amazing, I haven't seem this picture before in your gallery, it is amazing! The yellow hot water, the steem, the tress on the background eveyrhing make this special. After this picture Yellowstone became part of the places I must visit.
- Copyright: Ned Messerschmidt (nmess) (2301)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1999-06-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon T70, 35-70 f/3.5-4.5, Kodak Gold 100, UV
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): others favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-06-11 23:42
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