This photograph of the Chinese Spring was taken a few minutes after the photograph I took of Old Faithful during my last visit to Yellowstone National Park. I found the history behind this spring very interesting. Previously known as Chinaman Spring, Chinese Spring was frequently used by early Chinese laborers to do their laundry. The spring erupts very occasionally to a height of up to 20 feet, but for most of the time it is a permanently boiling pool. The vent is about 2 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep, surrounded by a near-circular sinter rim several inches tall. The Firehole River flows past a short distance away (in the middle of the frame).
This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 20mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/8, shutter speed at 1/125th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. This is a single image processed in Lightroom. I completed processing it in Photoshop with Nik Color Efex Pro.
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