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Giantess Geyser erupting
Photographer: Fred Wasmer
Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Story: 
I was lucky enough to witness an eruption of Giantess Geyser while visiting Yellowstone National Park last winter. At one point in the eruption, the mid-morning light was illuminating the geyser fountain and steam, but not the distant trees and clouds, resulting in strong contrast between the eruption and the background. A brisk west wind was blowing the steam away fast enough to keep the fountain from becoming obscured.
Digital Alterations: 
Only standard changes to tone, contrast, and color were performed.
Camera Information: Nikon D800 with 24-70mm f/2.8 lens
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