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If Photos Came With Smell…

...this photo wouldn’t receive a single critique. After some days in bed with the flu, it’s time for a new photo. This photo was taken in the area around the Mud Volcano part in Yellowstone National Park, probably not the most photogenic parts of the park, but pretty impressive nonetheless.

The area of the Mud Volcano consists of many hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles (and actually no real mud volcano, there used to be one, but it blew itself apart a long time ago) with names such as Grizzly Fumarole, Dragon’s Caldron, Churning Caldron and Sour Lake. It isn’t far away from the area around the Sulphur Caldron either, which is one of the most acidic springs in the park. As you can imagine, the stench of rotten eggs, caused by the hydrogen sulphide gases, is pretty overwhelming.

Seen here is Mud Geyser, which is now no more than a large muddy pool, and the Yellowstone River in the background. I added two workshops as well: one of the Sulphur Caldron and one of the Churning Caldron.

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Exif Data:
Make: SONY
Model: DSC-HX400V
Software: PaintShop Pro 16,00
Exposure Time: 1/640 sec
F-Stop: f/3.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 80
Focal Length: 1061/100 mm
Date Taken: 2019-07-31 16:58
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 2420 kb

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Additional Photos by Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12808 W: 57 N: 22662] (85806)
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