No trip to Yellowstone would be complete without a visit to Old Faithful. I had the chanced to visit this famous Geyser during my recent trip to the area. The experience was very close to what I expected. We arrived just as the geyser was set to erupt. There were quite a few people gathered around the area but I was able to find an unobstructed view. That is, until a tourist stoop up with his umbrella. I politely asked him to get down and he did so very graciously.
Old Faithful, a cone geyser, was named in 1870 during the Washburn-Langford_Doane Expedition. It was the first geyser in the park to receive a name. It is one of the most predictable geothermal features on Earth. Since 2000, it has erupted every 44 to 125 minutes. Over the years, however, the length of the interval has increased. This increase may be the result of earthquakes affecting subterranean water levels. The geyser will erupt 65 minutes following a 2.5 minute eruption or 91 minutes after an eruption lasting more than 2.5 minutes.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 24 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/9, shutter speed at 1/100th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a sturdy tripod to create a solid foundation. This is a single image processed in Lightroom then finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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