Geyser Basin Boardwalk
I was all set to leave this area as I'd just captured the shot I wanted from Castle Geyser in Yellowstone National Park… but something told me to look a little closer. I could barely see much of anything without any moon or other light source but I could barely make out what looked geyser spray from some distant geysers. So when I captured a quick test shot looking down Geyser Basin, I was blown away by all the geysers I saw spraying up into the night sky. I'm sure glad I saw all those geysers further down the basin before I headed out!
How I Got The Shot
Once I saw the distant geysers with the boardwalk in the foreground, I knew it had some potential for good image. I took a few test shots to confirm the settings I wanted and then I dialed in my composition using the boardwalk in the foreground. With the leading lines of the boardwalk so close to the lens, I also knew I wanted to do some focus stacking so I captured 2 images with varied focus and the same settings.
• Camera Body - Pentax K-1
• Camera Lens - Pentax 24-70mm f/2.8
• Tripod Head - Acratech GP Ballhead with Lever Clamp
• Tripod Legs - FEISOL Elite CT-3472 Rapid Tripod Legs
Exposure Settings - 2 Focus Stacked Exposures (with the same settings)
• ISO: 6400
• Aperture: f/2.8
• Shutter Speed: 30 seconds
December 6th, 2016
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