13 Aug 14. We'll pick up our walk along the boardwalk in the Lower Terrace of Mammoth Hot Springs and go all the way to the end, roughly another 100 feet or so. Now we are looking directly at Palette Spring and, for lack of a better description, we are watching it being created. Next time you get to look at it it will look different, not only because it is constantly being formed, but also because the lighting will be different. At the time on the stormy day I took this shot the sky was a total bland gray, so I've cheated a bit and substituted another sky from the same shoot that had a bit more color and material in it. The colors you are seeing are what was there when I took the shot, moments later, with the very bright stormy light hiding behind a black cloud, they looked quite different. I thought you might prefer the brighter colors over the duller ones. You can see the water containing the minerals that form the "rock" spilling over the top at the upper right hand corner. The wind was blowing sufficiently that they were not always falling directly over the top but rather being pushed over the side. And depending on which side they were being blown, one had to keep a close eye on the front element of the lens, which on the particular lens I was using had an expendable filter covering it. This is a marvelous place to visit, one where I can stand and watch for prolonged periods of time. Nikon D300s; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/500 sec @ f / 9.