Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming

Lower Terraces, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park. Sigma DP2 f/8 1/80 sec. November 15, 2009. Ryan Jordan photo.

A lot of people take pictures of neat thermal features in Yellowstone Park. Some people take really, really good ones. But at some point, they all start looking the same.

I was really fortunate last weekend – right place, right time, you might say. Zero degree weather, diffuse light, and spectacular color. Not always the combination seen by the tourist crowd at Mammoth.

I’m glad I had the Sigma DP2 with me. I think this little camera’s Foveon sensor might have been tailor-made for the colors of Yellowstone National Park.