Yellowstone national park, Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming, USA.
This is an original (coloured) version of the previously posted *Dead Nature* in B&W photograph.
Mammoth Hot Springs is a large territory of hot springs in Yellowstone National Park adjacent to Fort Yellowstone and the Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District.
It was created over thousands of years as hot water from the spring cooled and deposited calcium carbonate (over two tons flow into Mammoth each day as a solution).
The hot water that feeds Mammoth comes from Norris Geyser Basin after traveling underground via a *fault line* that runs through limestone (the limestone is the source of the calcium carbonate). Shallow circulation along this corridor allows Norris' superheated water to slightly cool before surfacing at Mammoth, generally at about 170 °F (80 °C). Algae living in the warm pools have tinted the travertine shades of brown, orange, red, and green.
To be cont'ed...
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saxo042 (37544) 2011-10-28 23:35
A very interesting photo and interesting note. A very fine TE contribution. I like the strong colours here.
danyy (0) 2011-10-28 23:59
la puissance fascinante des bleus bien aidés par un filtre polarisant au mieux de sa forme.
Région aride, c'est un spectacle magnifique pour les yeux et sans doute les autres sens.
jhm (139094) 2011-10-29 0:56
Your images remain my amaze with your typical landscape and dead trees
I see that you choice a very well angle and a nice moutain landscape presently
Perfect composition, nice color.
Sharpness and presentation are amazing.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (48620) 2011-10-29 4:44
this is wonderful, such an amazing looking place and so full of rich textues that you have captured perfectly. Intense colours and impeccable clarity, DOF and sharpness make this so effective and eye-catching. Love it!
Enjoy the weekend - best wishes Brian.
Sonata11 (33229) 2011-10-29 7:55
what a wonderful picture of this beautiful nature. The manegement of light, colors, sharpness, clarity, I like yours POV. Fantastic composition and framework as well. You did wonderful job of this shot. Perfect quality of this image and its beauty. Perfectly well done.Thanks for sharing and for informative note.
All the best and have a nice WE,
baclama (18025) 2011-10-29 8:25
wonderful colors and contrasts of the dramatic nature...
I prefer the shot with colors...
I would like going to this park...
geoant68 (331) 2011-10-30 0:06
the presentation of this part of Mammoth hot springs is excellent with the saturated colours to make the image so clear and beautiful.The contrast of the colours as the light management is fine.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2011-10-30 17:14
Interesting scenery! Beautiful exposition with vibrant tones and sharp clear details! You could've frame it more of the sky to avoid cutting the tip of the tree. Nonetheless, great image!
- Copyright: Mike Seleznev (Selmik) (3188)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Pentax 100D Super, Pentax SMC DA 16-45 f4, Cokin 164 Circular polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-28 23:01