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Backlit Castle Geyser

The last time I visited Yellowstone National Park in the winter I tried to photograph a backlit Castle Geyser and I was sprayed with the mist from the geyser. Not something you want on you or your camera gear. So, I gave up. This time, the wind was just right and the sun was in the right location again. A much better outcome. The bonus was a nice sunburst.

Castle Geyser is one of my favorite geysers in the Upper Geyser Basin, primarily because the erruptions last a very long time. As such, it makes it easy to walk around and take photos from multiple angles, including long exposures using neutral density filters. I’ll post additional photos next week.

Backlit Castle Geyser
Backlit Castle Geyser

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV using my Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 Lens set on 18 mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/14, shutter speed at 1/640th of a second and the ISO set at 100. I used a polarizer filter to enhance the sky and I hand held the camera as I needed to be ready to move out of the way quickly. This is a single image processed using Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

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