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Old Faithful Beginnig

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 17 July 2011 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Old Faithful was named by the first official expedition to Yellowstone, the Washburn Expedition of 1870. They were impressed by its size and frequency.

I do have a photo of Old Faithful at "full steam," but this particular image has always been my favorite. It shows the eruption as it is beginning to "take off" at about 50t. Old Faithful erupts every 35 to 120 minutes for 1 1/2 to 5 minutes and the maximum height of eruptions range from 90 to 184 feet. On this particular day, we saw it reach almost 170 feet.

It is not the biggest or the most regular geyser in Yellowstone but it is the biggest regular geyser. Furthermore, it has been erupting in nearly the same fashion throughout the recorded history of the park.

How many times have we seen shots of Old faithful? Yet, I still feel compelled to post this image - out of respect, I think ;-)

OLYMPUS E-510 1/250 second F/7.1 ISO 100 60 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/250 second
F/7.1
ISO 100
60 mm

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