13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Let there be Light

This was taken at the Emerald spring in the Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone Natioanl Park. It was nice overcast day, great day for a walk around the boardwalk. I saw the sun peaking through the clouds so I grabbed my camera and tried to see if the light rays would intensify. Slowly they did and it created a great background. The spring gave off an erie mist and the sun beams helped to light up parts of the mist creating a very mystical look which I liked. It was a very enjoyable shoot.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2015
Photo Location: Wyoming, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © LEIGHTON LUM