A couple weeks back I was roaming around Yellowstone as is the usual custom in the Fall. On my way back from Norris Geyser Basin I stopped on the south side of Mammoth Hot Springs to catch the last bit of what was sunset along with the massive storm clouds moving in. If you have ever been to the Hot Springs then you know that it’s just a beautiful mass of calcified rock. The colors can be extremely powerful with the right light and background. This was one of those days where the dark clouds just made for that great backdrop.
Now I often am unsure about this, but I play with this option a lot, going to black and white instead of color. In this scenario the color of the springs is immaculate but the subtle details get lost. I tried it both ways and am still unconvinced which one i like better but i thought i would share it with you all the same.
Images Captured wit Nikon D3, AF-S 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film