We’re halfway done.
Tourists began to show up slowly as the morning progressed. I’m hauling around my huge tripod and taking up the entire walkway in order to make my photos. Once I noticed this, and people started moving around more, I realized I should probably cut it out and put the tripod away.
Next to Grand Prismatic is Excelsior Geyser. A quite large pool that was spitting out steam the entire morning we were there. I was looking for more intriguing rock formations to compose an image off of, and managed to get one that I was happy with.
This particular one, while still a nice photograph, falls into the category of “unbalanced.” For me, my eyes go right to the curved inlet in the top right of the frame. While this was my main subject, that being off to the side makes me ignore the entire left half of the photograph. I still wanted the water visible to add context to the location, but it’s too much negative space. Bad composition, on my part. However, there was a physical limitation to making this photo that prevented me from moving more to the left to center the image more.
The walkway had railings next that went about eight feed away from the ledge of the geyser. Unfortunately, I was right up against one of the railings on the left and couldn’t get my camera any further over.
I don’t think this is one of those photos that “shouldn’t have been made,” as it’s still an image that I enjoy for myself. But I don’t think it accurately represents my composition style, even if it were composed better.