Castle Geyser is located in Yellowstone National Park in the same geyser complex as Old Faithful. It is a short walk down the Continental Divide Trail from the famous landmark. It was a rainy day so we were lucky to get some nice, stormy clouds to contrast against the plume of steam rising from the geyser.
The geyser is a cone geyser that is noted for the particularly large deposits which form its cone. When the geyser was given this name in 1870, the top edges of the structure resembled the typical profile associated with the modern concept of a castle. Over time the cone’s shape changes because of the layers of mineral deposited in successive eruptions.
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 20 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/18, shutter speed at 1/4th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom then finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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