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Yellowstone - Land of Hot Springs

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 18 July 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

HI ALL - WE ARE BACK....WE RETURNED LAST NIGHT AND I AM BEAT...TWO STRAIGHT WEEKENDS OF ROUND-TRIP 14 HOURS OF DRIVING, MAKING FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF 28 HOURS OF DRIVING SPREAD OVER TWO WEEKENDS MADE FOR ONLY A FEW BASEBALL IMAGES THE FIRST WEEKEND AND SCANT FEW THIS PAST WEEKEND, UNFORUTNALTELY ( A LONG STORY) ...I AM ALSO GLAD THAT I PRE-POSTED SOME ADDITIONAL IMAGES BECAUSE I AM EXHAUSTED....I WANT TO THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR YOUR REALLY WONDERFUL AND HEARTWARMING COMMENTS. NOW I NEED TO CATCH UP WITH ALL OF YOU AND I PROMISE YOU I WILL. EVEERYONE HAVE A GREAT WEEK, THANKS AGAIN, AND I WILL "TALK"TO YOU SOON!

Around the upper geyser basin, there lie numerous pools of steaming (and boiling, as you can see here) hot springs.

Hot Springs are similar to geysers, but their underground channels are large enough to allow rapid circulation of water. Rising hot water releases heat energy by evaporation or hot water runoff, while convection currents return the cooler water to the underground system, thus maintaining equilibrium. Microorganisms living in and around the hot springs often make the pools very colorful.

OLYMPUS E-510 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 100 29 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
1/200 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
29 mm

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