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It is difficult to describe being in a Yellowstone geyser basin on a sunny day in January. The clash of hot water and frigid air temperature creates a mesmerizing scene. We have led over one hundred week-long photo tours in Yellowstone over the years and despite that still enjoy photographing these mystical scenes. This image was made a few years ago. Today Barbara would use manual exposure and focus stack the scene to achieve the ultimate in sharpness. Nikon D300, Nikon 24–70mm lens at 28mm, ISO 400, f/18, 1/250 second, Sun WB, aperture-priority, autofocus using back-button control.

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