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Mammoth Hot Springs II

Mammoth Hot Springs II
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Copyright: Niek Bouwen (SunToucher) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2385 W: 237 N: 3033] (11162)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-20
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 Zoom F3.5-6.3 DC, Tiffen circular Polarizer
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Summer Vacation 2006: USA
Theme(s): Geological Wonders [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-24 14:24
Viewed: 4018
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the second photo from Mammoth Hot Springs. It is taken at the same location as my previous one, but this time with a view to Liberty Cap. Here you have a clear indication fo the hot water and the straight edge it has created by the continues flow of water.

I also added a bonus photo as a workshop, to show you the details of the travertine.

Liberty Cap:
Height 45 feet. It received its name from the 1871 Hayden Expedition for its resemblance to the caps worn by colonial patriots in the Revolutionary War. The cone formed from a steady flow of hot water emerging from a single source, depositing dense layers of travertine. The cone continued to grow as long as there was a source of water. Either the hot water spring found a more convenient underground channel to escape through or the orifice became sealed by travertine deposits. It is now an inactive spring and it is not known when Liberty Cap became extinct. The weathered outer surface now supports a plant community of lichens, grass and even a small tree.

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I like the bonus photo even better than this one, Niek. The close up textures and color is fantastic in it. The foreground and background are so different here that it makes one take a second look. It makes for an interesting photograph but a disjointed one.

Thanks for sharing. There was very little color, just whitish gray when I was there : P

Evelynn : )

Hello Niek,
Interesting shot. This unique perspective and composition is very different. The travertines textures and colors provide quite a contrast to the rich greens & blues of the landscape behind. Great closeup as well.
Very well done.

Salut NIek
Elle est très jolie cette présentation et très spécial.Je ne sais pas si l'eau est trop chaude pour s'y baigner car l'on peut voir la fuméée sortir de l'eau.
bravo et merci...JP

This image has it all, excellent shot!

Hi Niek,
Excellent!!!!! What a scene. Beautiful colors and sharp detail from the spot on exposure. Composition and framing of the shot look perfect. Awesome scene...can't wait to make it back there,


Hi Niek,
Superb landscape picture. Colors and texture of rock [or deposit?] surface are great. Well captured and very nicely composed. Great shot.

Ben Lakitan

Good morning Niek,
Just time for a very quick visit.
Nice shot. Thanks for posting.
Have a great week.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-25 3:28]

Hi Niek,
I am really enjoying your Yellowstone series. : )
This is a fantastic scene, well captured and well presented.
I see what Evelynn means by its looking disjointed,
but I kind of like it that it jars you out of your comfort zone.
It does make you look again, which makes it exciting.
Part of the allure of our National Parks is that they show us things that strike us as improbable juxtapositions, and yet they ARE...
Which makes them the natural wonders that they are. : )
TFS. : )

P.S. I really like your workshop post too. : )

Very interesting scene you give us Niek. These Mammoth Hot Springs look so unusual with there colorization and textures. Very good work, well done.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-07-25 5:49]

Hi Niek,
Interesting shot to see hot water and its effect. Right composition to see the calcareous stones. WS shows beautiful colors and texture.
TFS, José M.

Wow, this fantastic place again ! Our world is full of wonderful things, and I'm glad you show us this one ! Colors are amazing, so beautiful. The WS photo is also very good, I love it. Very well done !

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-25 13:59]

Wow great shot. Even better than the last one! Amazing colours and textures. Wonderful composition. What a great place and you have really captured it

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  • mbasil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 148 N: 745] (3320)
  • [2006-07-25 14:58]

Nice, Niek. You really have an interesting vanatage here to include Liberty Cap. Very inventive! I like the composition a lot -- the 1/3 sky, and 2/3 travertine. And, as usual, technically perfect.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2006-07-26 14:38]

Wow!!! how cools is this shot??? This is just awesome. The different colors, the steam, the deep blue sky, the skyline is in the perfect place, and the hills. This picture is perfect. I wouldn't change a thing.

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  • zeca Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 14 N: 539] (2887)
  • [2006-07-27 3:14]

Hello Niek! Nice picture! I like the colours so much and the sky is pretty in the BG! Nice POV and DOF! TFS!

Magnifique composition.
Très belle palette de couleurs.
Je ne connaissait pas ce genre d'accrétion en extérieur, je n'avais vu auparavant cela que dans des grottes...

Splendid composition. Very beautiful colors.
I did not know this kind of accretion in outside, I had seen before that only in caves…

Niek, my dear fellow TN friend,
you're always capable of the best,

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