Most of the large geothermal features in Yellowstone National Park have names, some dating back to the 1800’s. I ran across this small hot spring that was without name. So, I called it Nameless Spring. What attracted me to photograph this spring was the reflection of the stormy clouds and the sun in the water. I was hoping for a starburst but the sun was too intense to get one. The dead, orange grasses were a bonus. Shooting into the sun is always a challenge as the dynamic range (exposure range) is quite large. That’s why I decided to bracket the photos in order to capture the wide exposure range.This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 17mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/22, shutter speed at 1/30th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. I captured 3 bracketed images (-1, 0, +2) and brought them together in Lightroom using the HDR technique. I then finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.
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