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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

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I agree with what you say about the pent-up potential that this early moment seems to carry . . sure brings home the idea of the 'living planet' loud and clear !

17 Jul 2011 5:49am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

A great photo, it really looks massive and must shoot out a lot of hot air also.

17 Jul 2011 6:16am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Denny, superb!

17 Jul 2011 7:53am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

wow.... I hope to someday go and visit this site myself - until that time, your photos bring Old Faithful right to me ... thanks, Denny!! =)

17 Jul 2011 12:17pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Amazing, a spectacular sight

17 Jul 2011 12:28pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Beautiful shot of this famous geyser, Denny!

17 Jul 2011 2:22pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a memorizing shot!

17 Jul 2011 5:29pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A great shot as she gather's steam, literally and figuratively.

17 Jul 2011 7:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A visit to Yellowstone is definitely on my "bucket list" Denny! These images only keep moving it higher and higher on the list! Beautifully captured! ;-)

17 Jul 2011 7:53pm

Dokmateo from Spain

Wow! superbly done Denny, and the tones are just amazing. Great words to share as well. Two thumbs up and 5*!!!

17 Jul 2011 11:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh yes, this is a most amazing sight. One can never get too much of it.

18 Jul 2011 9:07pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

wow- great image of this gorgeousness! Such fabulous power.

18 Jul 2011 10:28pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Superb capture Denny! Like Eric, Yellowstone is on my "bucket list". In the main time, I'm simply enjoying your images.

19 Jul 2011 2:56am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, wow! Beautiful capture, Denny. Magnificent.

20 Jul 2011 7:12pm

1/250 second
ISO 100
60 mm