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Old Faithful Nighttime Eruption

One of my favorite things to photograph when visiting Yellowstone National Park in the winter is an Old Faithful Nighttime Eruption. Getting a good photo of the geyser is part planning and part luck. The evening I took this photo it just worked out. Having just finished dinner, I noticed that the eruption time was near, so I gathered my gear, suited up for the cold, and headed out from the Yellowstone Snow Lodge to photograph this magnificent geothermal feature. It did not disappoint. Clear skies, wonderful wind conditions, and virtually no people.

Old Faithful Nighttime Eruption
Old Faithful Nighttime Eruption

This image was taken with my Sony A7R IV using my Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 Lens set on 16mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/2.8, shutter speed at 25 seconds, and the ISO set at 5000. I lit the geyser with my Coast 7 flashlight (permitted in the national parks) and I used a tripod for stability given the long exposure. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and completed in Photoshop using Nik Color Efex Pro.

You can see other images like this in my Yellowstone NP gallery by clicking here. Please use the section below to post your comments, questions, or suggestions.

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