Biscuit Basin, Yellowstone National Park. Stop at the Mammoth Visitors Center. They have maps of all the major areas of the park for free.
Used a dual technique here to bring out the steam rising from the pools as well as the detail in the landscape. Initially I saw the thin wisps of steam on the pool and wanted to capture it. I stacked a 0.9 ND filter and CPL to get 5 stops and shot some slow shutter exposures. At the same time I bracketed the shots just to experiment with HDR. The combination of the two techniques created this surreal almost other worldly look at the Black Diamond and Opal Pools in Yellowstone.
The Black Diamond and Opal Pools in Biscuit Basin on Yellowstone National Park. Thin wisps of steam were captured with a slow shutter as they rose from the mirror like pools.