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Old Jun 7, 2006, 10:30 PM   #1
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This is the Morning Glory Pool in Yellowstone Park. It is a thermal pool with hot water constantly entering from the bottom.

This was shot about 25 years ago with a Minolta SRT-101A on Kodak Ektachrome 80 slide film.. Not sure what lens was used but probably a Minolta 55mm f1.2 prime. This was my first real experience using a polarizer. Without the polarizer, the reflection and steam rising from the surface completely hid the colors in the bottom of the pool. Made a believer out of me!



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Old Jun 8, 2006, 2:56 AM   #2
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Cal,

I've seen this blue effect at Yellowstone and some thermal hot springs in Japan. In Japan it's caused by some algae in the bottom of the pools.

This scan job from a slide shot is execellent. You obviously archive your slides very well. Ecktachrome is hard to beat in these situations

Nicely done.

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If that photo doesnt sell me on a polarizer, nothing will! Beautiful blues!! Why is is called "Morning Glory"?
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If you could see the pool from the top, is is shaped like a Morning Glory flower.

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