Today’s post features another geyser near Old Faithful, in the Biscuit Basin. The Jewel Geyser is a small, but rather active geyser, erupting frequently (every 8-9 minutes is typical). Although the eruption reaches up to 20 feet, it is nowhere near what Old Faithful offers (100 – 180 feet).
Jewel Geyser has a shiny, beaded sinter (a deposit of opaline or amorphous silica that occurs as an incrustation around hot springs and geyser vents), easily seen in these images, below.
Here is a sequence of Jewel Geyser eruption images that I captured during my recent visit there.
And it begins to rest again:
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark 3 camera
- Canon 28-135mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens, at 115mm to 127mm
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 250
- Aperture f/16
- Shutter 1/180 sec. to 1/500 sec.