This particular photograph was one that was essentially re-made minutes later.
At the edge of Excelsior geyser, short grass was growing in the soil creating soft greens complimenting the grey soil. The surrounding fog had a blueish tint from the toxic water in the geyser reflecting through the mist.
I do enjoy this image for what it is, but the second image of it I made minutes later was much better executed and composed. This image gives away the location more than I’d like it to. The edge of the geyser is a bit too visible for my liking. However, it does do some compositional ideas that I’ve been practicing much more lately, such as a horizontal bisecting line in the middle of the frame (which, typically, would be the horizon, but in this image, the camera was angled downward).
There isn’t much to be said about this image other than its sibling is better. The fog in the second image was a bit more dense, removing any sense of location. This image has just a little bit too much “Yellowstone” in it. And I’m all about abstracting the location from images.