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Devil’s Thumb and Palette Spring

We spent the last day of the “Winter in Yellowstone” photography workshop in the Mammoth Hot Springs area where I photographed a panorama of Devil’s Thumb and Palette Spring. The Mammoth Hot Springs area of the Park is one of my favorite locations to photograph. There are so many interesting features to capture that it’s easy to lose track of time.

Palette Spring is one of the most striking features of Mammoth Hot Springs. The orange section of the spring is created by a crisscrossing flow of water from Palette Spring. Devil’s Thumb (the dark feature on the right-side of the frame) is a dormant hot spring cone. Another highly recommended area to visit if you happen to be in the Park.

Devil's Thumb and Palette Spring
Devil’s Thumb and Palette Spring

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 16mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/14, shutter speed at 1/5th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. This is a series of seven images merged together in Lightroom using the Panorama feature and then finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

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