As we wandered around…wherever we went…I still can’t remember…we walked past a few small geysers. These ones were more active, but less spectacular than that of Excelsior and Old Faithful. They spat out water in small bursts and surrounded themselves with steam.
I crouched down on the walkway and put my long lens on my 80D. Set up to have a relatively fast shutter speed and a small enough aperture to make sure what I need in focus will be.
This photograph came out alright. Just alright. The steam and spattering water abstracted the background nicely, the mid-day light was diffused by the water in the air, lowering the contrast. The water frozen and crisp.
But the one problem? It’s a bit loud visually. There’s a lot going on for a scene that could be more abstracted. The foreground is just kind-of…there, taking up space and isn’t really necessary. Ideally, I would have been more zoomed-in, longer shutter speed with only portions of the rock cutting through, creating a more surreal and abstract image.
Hindsight is 20/20, I suppose.