Chocolate Pot on the Gibbon River, Yellowstone National Park

Chocolate Pot on the Gibbon River, Yellowstone National Park (click to enlarge)

 

Here is one of the Chocolate Pots along the Gibbon River in Yellowstone National Park (click on the image for a more vibrant image, not sure why the preview image is not as nice).  The Chocolate Pots are warm spring mounds created by minerals from the springs.

This particular pot is located adjacent to a pull-off on the road next to the Gibbon River.  You can jump the guardrail and walk down to the river for a close up view across the river

A tripod allowed for a shutter speed of 1/3 second at f/22 to get the veil effect of the water dropping off the pot and smooths out the rapids.

The original image has a lot of dead trees and limbs to the upper left and right of the image above the pot.  Photoshop’s magical Content-Aware fill function made quick work of those annoying composition elements.

Chocolate Pot 44°42’35” N 110°44’32” W