by Duane A. Bender
This gallery is part of the Daily Photo Community that attempts to post a photo every day.
In the short time that I have participated, I have enjoyed reading comments (and rereading comments from days past) and viewing other's galleries for ideas and inspiration.
All images ©Copyright Duane A. Bender 2009.
October 17, 2009 - "Color In The Fog"
This was shot at the top of the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces. As we descended to the bottom of the terraces, the cold, foggy and damp morning turned to heavy sleet. I was left alone as most people left to escape the sleet that was coming down almost horizontally. My levi's were soaked when I got down but I ended up getting many beautiful photos to choose from!
It will probably take me 4 or 5 posts to attempt to convey the scope and beauty of the Mammoth Hots Springs Area.
Mammoth Terraces - At Mammoth Hot Springs, a rarer kind of spring is born when the hot water ascends through the ancient limestone deposits of the area instead of the silica-rich lava flows of the hot springs common elsewhere in the park. The results are strikingly different and unique. They invoke a landscape that resembles a cave turned inside out, with its delicate features exposed for all to see. The flowing waters spill across the surface to sculpt magnificent travertine limestone terraces. As one early visitor described them, "No human architect ever designed such intricate fountains as these. The water trickles over the edges from one to another, blending them together with the effect of a frozen waterfall."