Firehole River at Sunset - Upper Geyser Basin

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Comments (14)

Tamás Borbély on August 21, 2008

Fantastically great photo Eve ! Y* from me :-) I like this photo very much! Congratulations, Tamás

Hank Waxman on August 21, 2008

Great use of light, Eve. Nothing was lost by falling into shadow. So much for the mechanics, it looks like a wonderful find, and its so close to one of the most heavily traveled parts of the National Park too. It's a find!


Bruce MacIver on August 21, 2008

Nice one Eve -- I love the 'spot light' peaking through that hole in the clouds.

Happy trails.

laughingmackerel on August 21, 2008

fine work eve ..Do you know how this place gots its name ?

walkaboutwest on August 21, 2008

Thank you very much for the Yellowstar, Tamás!

Hello, Hank. Thanks for the praise. Actually, this IS the most heavily traveled part of the park, but you can have almost anything to yourself before 9:00AM or 6:00PM ;).

I'm glad you like it, Bruce. I didn't know the beam would show up so well in the photo. It didn't look that bright when I took the photo.

Hi laughingmackerel, thanks for visiting. "Hole" is a western US colloquial name for valley (like Jackson Hole). This area was originally referred to by early fur trappers as "Burnt Hole", since the steam arising from the area looked like the aftermath of a forest fire. Over time the name transmuted to "Firehole", possibly during the early 1880's when YNP was controlled by the Northern Pacific railroad to make it sound more attractive to tourists.

Doenjo on August 22, 2008

Wonderful Landscape, well done. Greetings from Spain Doenjo.

walkaboutwest on August 22, 2008

Thank you, Doenjo!

Snemann on September 3, 2008

Simply idyllic, Eve. Did you get any fireweed shots this year? I missed them, sadly.

Сувајац on September 4, 2008

Yellow star for this excellent photo! Greetings, Suvajac

Gabriel Avramovici on September 5, 2008

I'm visitor number 100, many others!Beautiful view!Greetings,Gabi

©junebug on September 6, 2008

Wonderful picture with beautiful colors and lighting, Eve! All your photos from Yellowstone are fantastic! Greetings, Anne

EugeneTrambo on November 8, 2008
  • Nice shot!
  • Add your collection to my favorites!!!!
Isabel Marques on December 25, 2008

Very nice landscape. Greetings, Isabel November contest

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 20, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by walkaboutwest
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2008/08/06 19:37:16
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 22.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash