I used this photo as the album cover for one of my Yellowstone albums and that is why I chose it for the final photo. How many Yellowstone photo projects do I have?
1995 – Several scrapbook pages.
1999 – Several scrapbook pages.
2002 – A 30-page album with a western theme.
2004 – A 30-page album with a summer theme.
2006 – A rolodex with one image per rolodex card. It sits on my sewing table and is one of my favorite things.
2008 – Pocket album. First edition of the trail guide.
2009 – Second edition of the trail guide, in two volumes.
2010 – Third edition of the trail guide, in two volumes (160 page). One hardback printed digital album.
2011 – Blog!
This might or might not be Handkerchief Geyser, but it’s in the general vicinity. I’ve certainly never seen it erupt, but it does splash constantly. I like the horizontal bands of white and orange in this photo.
Emerald Pool is one of the pools that looks good if you don’t use a polarizing filter at all. The trees beyond the pool reflect perfectly if the conditions are right. In this photo, the colors are pronounced and you can see the reflection of the trees.
So I had a picture of this pool in Black Sand Basin and I could not identify it at all as Green Spring. The trouble was, this pool looks completely different if you photograph if from the boardwalk directly in front of it or from across the stream.
Jagged Spring and Ragged Spring are right next to each other and I see them mixed up in photos a lot. Jagged is the jagged crack in the earth. Ragged is the round one. Jagged erupts (so to speak) on an interval of a few minutes. It’s cycle is shorter than Cliff, which is right across the river, so you should manage to see a full cycle if you watch Cliff.
Who knew there was a geyser back there? To find this geyser, go to Opalescent Pool in the Black Sand Basin and look in the field behind it. It’s low to the ground, so you’ll need a good zoom lens to get a photo. It is not always erupting.