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Channels and Terraces

I always enjoy photographing the channels and terraces emanating from the Grand Prismatic Spring in the Midway Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park. These channels and terraces have a bright orange color in the summer and fall. The colder temperatures changes the bacterial makeup and a darker color bacteria dominate the landscape in the winter months. See yesterday’s post on Bacterial Mats to better understand why this happens.

The Grand Prismatic Spring is one of my favorite areas to photograph. Unfortunately the winds were quite high this day and the condensation on my equipment due to the cold, humid air prevented me from photographing the spring. I hope to go back on a warm, dry day to capture the bright colors that give the spring its name.

Channels and Terraces
Channels and Terraces

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using my Canon EF 16-35 mm f/4 Lens set on 16mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/13, shutter speed at 1/100th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a tripod for stability. This is a crop of a panorama image processed in Lightroom then finalized in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

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2 thoughts on “Channels and Terraces”

  1. Even though you didn’t get the effect you wanted it’s still pretty cool! Gee, surprising about the wind, it is Wyoming! 😜

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