We suddenly became tourists. That afternoon, we wanted to go to various springs around Madison Campground. By this time, the tourists were out-and-about, doing their touristy things. The walkways weren’t as packed as they normally are in the summer, making moving around a bit easier. Charter busses showed up periodically, and spat out an armada of tourists like a clown car.
All of us left our tripods either in the car or at camp, as there wouldn’t be enough room on the walkway to use one properly.
There were some pretty intriguing things at the various springs we went to. And to be quite honest, I really have no idea where we went. We went to a few different spots, and we did go back to Grand Prismatic later.
The one thing that caught me the most was how clear the water was. Granted, this water is riddled with minerals and bacteria that would actually murder a man. It seemed to make the environment float on this crystalline water.
The challenge? making an interesting photo that stands on its own — in the middle of the day. Thankfully, the subject matter we were photographing was decently suited to mid-day light, however, it’s still too much contrast for me. Even my photo professors have called me out on having too little contrast (contrary to most photography students, apparently).
This particular photograph was one that, much like the last one that didn’t make it, is something that essentially anyone walking around will photograph. It doesn’t stick with me. While I do enjoy this photograph and the experience I had while wandering around as a “normal person,” I can’t get behind this photo.