Albert Zabin  

Norris Geyser Basin by Albert Zabin

August 2020 - Norris Geyser Basin

About the Image(s)

This is the “shore” of the Great Prismatic Spring in the Norris Geyser basin. Taken with a Nikon 800,24-120 lens, 85mm. f/16., developed in ON1. Contrast was increased modestly by using the contrast slider and the white, midtown and black slider. The rising steam in the photo was much bluer than my perception of it (due to the blue sky), so I desaturated the steam. I enhanced the saturation and vibrance of the other colors minimally

5 comments posted

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
You have captured the colors of the geyser beautifully. I would straighten the horizon line (between the orange and green layers) as the water appears to be running downhill to the left.   Posted: 08/06/2020 12:19:29

Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
This is mesmerizing. At first I thought it might be aerial image of an ocean or desert. The lighting is beautiful making the colors brilliant. Steam, like fog, can be tricky (I never get it right), and I think you handled it well. Nice image!   Posted: 08/06/2020 17:49:35

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
This is very nice. I like the cool colors against the warmth. I would agree that rotating the horizon would help. There could have been a slope here, but our mind has no visual clues to reinforce that, so it is always best to make us think it is straight.   Posted: 08/06/2020 21:26:51

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
My first impression is that it looks like an abstract image. The colors are nicely matched and brilliant. Besides straihtening the horizon, may be brightening the steam at the background could increase the impact of the geyser.   Posted: 08/08/2020 02:46:18

Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Beautiful picture, with a nice combination of shapes and colors (especially colors). I think that the camera is straight, but the perspective gives the impression of a tilted image; anyway, this is something that can be easily solved. If I have anything to recommend, it would be to increase the saturation/contrast a little bit.   Posted: 08/08/2020 20:20:02


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