Photographer's Note

This was taken at the Paint Pots in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia. The paint pots are formed by accumulation of iron oxide around the outlets of cold mineral springs. As the rim of iron builds up around the pot, it will gradually increase in height until it is no longer a flowing part of a spring, and becomes a pool of water. Ochre beds stain the earth surrounding these pots a rich red/brown. It is my understanding that historically the ochre extract was mixed with fish, or animal oils and used by First Nations people to paint tipis, clothing, and rocks, etc.

I had a wide angle rubber hood on my lens, which wasn't quite wide enough for what I shot this at (18mm) and so vignetting occured. Post corrections to this photo include removing some of the green tint, and increasing the saturation for warmer color.

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