By Robert F. Dorr
Ever found in the Pacific from Pearl Harbor to VJ-Day, the B-24 Liberator proved to be the staple heavy bomber of the crusade. From its ignominious beginnings within the Allied rout within the Philippines and the Dutch East Indies, the bomber weathered the japanese typhoon with a handful of bomb teams, which performed a vital position in checking the enemy's growth to begin with in New Guinea, after which actively partaking within the 'island hopping' crusade in the course of the south-west Pacific.
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Early-afternoon pictures are best here, because a stand of trees throws a shadow on the geyser by late afternoon. A short distance north along the paved trail is Riverside Geyser, one of the most beautiful geysers in Yellowstone. It erupts gracefully out over the Firehole River to a height of 75 feet. Its eruptions are fairly predictable, at intervals of five and a half to six and a half hours. A rainbow is often visible in late afternoon, making this the best time to < previous page page_30 next page > < previous page page_31 next page > Page 31 Riverside Geyser erupts at an angle out over the Firehole River.
For backlit shots, I place the sun behind the column of water and steam. This prevents sun flare and brings out the texture of the water. Obtaining the correct exposure in a geyser basin can be a problem. The camera's exposure meter is affected by the light-colored rock around most of the thermal features, as well as the brightness of the column of water and steam, causing your photographs to be underexposed unless you compensate for this. For most thermal features, this problem may be solved by giving the picture from a half to one stop more exposure than your meter indicates.
Wear fishermen's boots, if you have them, or shoes that you don't mind getting wet. It's a lot easier to get across the stream in the autumn, when the water is low, than in the spring or summer. Take care crossing the downed tree trunks and loose rocks on the banks, as well as the moss-covered rocks in the stream. Direct sunlight strikes Gibbon Falls from late morning to late afternoon, and midafternoon is a good time to photograph the falls. Both normal and blurred-water renditions of Gibbon Falls are attractive.
B-24 Liberator Units of the Pacific War by Robert F. Dorr