MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS TERRACE © 2006Yellowstone National Park
You may wonder why so many people visit Yellowstone National Park. The land is so unstable; it’s a little nerve-racking. But I enjoy photographing the diverse geological land formations that are features of the park. The area around Mammoth Hot Springs is fascinating; however, the intensity of the value scale from black to white makes it very difficult for black and white photography. I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to capture any detail in the white areas. The minerals create so many unique values and I wanted to be sure to capture those tones in black and white. It was quite a challenge. This photograph is hand-printed in Clyde’s darkroom on fiber-based paper, selenium toned, then mounted and matted to current archival standards. The photograph is a limited edition and signed by Clyde. Disclaimer – Cropping, contrast, and image density may vary. To learn more about the darkroom printing process, click here.