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Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone Nat'l Park

Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone Nat'l Park
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34 Comments | Report
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 27, 2014
Excellent shot. Congratulations on being Featured.
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
Thanks so much for your comment
Shahid_S
 
Shahid_S December 27, 2014
This is Amazing!!!
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
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jonnywilliams December 27, 2014
well done for getting featured :) great shot
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
Thanks a lot for your comment
iceman2
 
iceman2 December 27, 2014
Beautiful scenery capture.Congrats!
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
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barbarabrock December 27, 2014
beautiful!
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
Thanks!
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Chris_Gibbs_Photography December 27, 2014
Congratulations! Great photo!
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
Thanks for commenting
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chuckrickman December 27, 2014
Stunning capture. Congrats on being featured.
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
Thanks for viewing and commenting
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sweetpea72 December 27, 2014
Amazing... Congrats!! ")
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
Thanks for your support and kind words
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gemeenie December 27, 2014
lovely shot, great colors, congratulations
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
Thanks so much
JuanHM
 
JuanHM December 27, 2014
It looks like the sun. Congratulations!
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ClaudiaKuhn December 27, 2014
Thanks so much, seen from a bit above was really cool
Bonnie_D PRO
 
Bonnie_D December 27, 2014
awesome capture
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ClaudiaKuhn January 02, 2015
Thanks Bonnie
333KimmySue
 
333KimmySue December 27, 2014
Totally Awesome!!!
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ClaudiaKuhn January 02, 2015
Thanks so much for your comment
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY December 27, 2014
A magnificent image. Congratulations on being featured!
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ClaudiaKuhn January 02, 2015
Thanks so much for your comment, Chris
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen December 27, 2014
Great capture!
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ClaudiaKuhn January 02, 2015
Thanks a lot for your comment
RockingArrowPhotography
 
RockingArrowPhotography December 28, 2014
Beautiful shot! This is a beautiful place to visit!!
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ClaudiaKuhn January 02, 2015
Thanks a lot. All of Yellowstone is such an amazing area
BowmanLifeStudios
 
BowmanLifeStudios December 29, 2014
Love this place in Yellowstone, you captured it beautifully... Excellent edit, love the colors!
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ClaudiaKuhn January 02, 2015
Thanks so much. All of Yellowstone is such an amazing area
carterrachel
 
carterrachel January 01, 2015
AMAZING!
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ClaudiaKuhn January 02, 2015
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geoffclark
 
geoffclark January 05, 2015
Great work
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ClaudiaKuhn January 06, 2015
Thanks Geoff
Renilara
 
Renilara January 24, 2015
Beautiful capture !!!
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ClaudiaKuhn January 26, 2015
Thanks for your comment
Ray_Laurence PRO
 
Ray_Laurence February 16, 2015
Outstanding, Claudia, simply amazing color.
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ClaudiaKuhn February 22, 2015
Thanks Ray, that pool is incredible to view from the ground or on the hillside
OutOfTheWild
 
OutOfTheWild February 26, 2015
Beautiful capture :)
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ClaudiaKuhn March 05, 2015
Thanks so much!
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bev_birkholtz_4296 March 05, 2015
Great shot, one of the most spectacular places on earth!
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ClaudiaKuhn March 05, 2015
Thanks for your comment Bev. Yes, this is such an "other worldly" place, just love it there
OpenWorldPhotography
 
OpenWorldPhotography March 06, 2015
I can't wait to go there during my trip to the US in August! Stunning photo, congratulations!
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ClaudiaKuhn March 09, 2015
Thanks so much. You'll have a wonderful time there. the park is very large and is crowded in the summers, but if you get up early, you'll beat a lot of the visitors to some of the great spots. Have a great trip
AngelwolfPhotography
 
AngelwolfPhotography March 10, 2015
What a great painting this would be to paint! Awesome!
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ClaudiaKuhn March 15, 2015
Thanks so much
Sandyshots PRO
 
Sandyshots March 17, 2015
Wow!! What a sight
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ClaudiaKuhn March 25, 2015
Thanks so much
benb720
 
benb720 June 23, 2015
Wow, this is an amazing shot! con gratulations on being featured. where did you take it?
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ClaudiaKuhn July 05, 2015
Thanks for your comment. This is Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone Nat'l Park
himanshusinghthakur
 
himanshusinghthakur June 27, 2015
This is really outstanding!
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ClaudiaKuhn July 05, 2015
Thanks so much
Jphoto PRO+
 
Jphoto June 27, 2015
Stunning capture
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ClaudiaKuhn July 05, 2015
Thanks a lot for your comment
jasonthompson_9304
 
jasonthompson_9304 July 02, 2015
Amazing!
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ClaudiaKuhn July 05, 2015
Thanks for your comment
Ray_Laurence PRO
 
Ray_Laurence July 04, 2015
Congratulations, Claudia, glad to see you are a finalist.
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ClaudiaKuhn July 05, 2015
Thanks so much, Ray. this is from the trip Kathy and I took 2 summers ago
ImnluvwitanSRT4
 
ImnluvwitanSRT4 July 07, 2015
Just awesome! Congrats to you! You've captured one of my favorite destinations in am absolutely stunning image!
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ClaudiaKuhn July 09, 2015
Thanks so much for your comment
miki36
 
miki36 July 19, 2015
wow!!!
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ClaudiaKuhn July 19, 2015
Thanks a lot
LangBaker
 
LangBaker August 11, 2015
absolutely stunning !!
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ClaudiaKuhn August 21, 2015
Thanks for your comment
mkzsfoto
 
mkzsfoto November 26, 2018
Love the colors

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Behind The Lens

Location
This is the Grand Prismatic Spring at the Midway geyser basin in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.
Time
This image was taken in mid-morning.
Lighting
The day was fairly overcast so there wasn't a lot of direct sunlight to deal with.
Equipment
I shot this image with a Nikon D 800 with the 24mm-120mm lens at 58mm. Exposure was 1/200 f/20 ISO 320
Inspiration
I had seen aerial views of this large spring and so wanted to get some higher perspective to shoot. From the ground you just can't get to see the spring and it's full beauty. It was also a way to get away from the other visitors. I had to hike up the steep adjacent hill to get an unobstructed view of the spring. There were a lot of pines and burnt tree trunks along the hillside. The hike was worth it!
Editing
I always use Camera Raw and Photoshop to process. I do use some of the Nik plug-ins, and for this image, the Color Efex Pro.
In my camera bag
It totally depends on what I'm going out to shoot. I like to travel as light as possible. If I'm shooting wildlife, I'll have my Nikon and either my 80-400mm lens or the 200-400mm. If I'm going out for landscapes I'll have my 24-120 as an all purpose lens. If the trip is mainly landscape, I now will bring my Sony A7 mirrorless and the 24-240mm and the 10-18mm lens. I also have the Nikon 105mm for macro and a 70-300mm for zooming in on details, but these two lenses don't make the camera bag too often.
Feedback
Yellowstone can get very crowded. It's best to go out early or later in the day for better light and less crowds. Thunderstorms can come up quickly so be prepared if you set out to hike.

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