POTD: Explosive Yellowstone #3

Explosive Yellowstone #3
Yellowstone National Park

I’m getting some Dali vibes here.

Galatea of the Spheres
Salvador Dali

6 thoughts on “POTD: Explosive Yellowstone #3”


    The mud pots always rivet my attention – I usually have a hard time turning around and going back to my car. These are great shots!

  2. Your first two explosives reminded me of skulls and bones (the black and white, along with the shapes?). This one was a Dali to me, too. I really like it — the light, and the contrast between the still rock and the movement of the boiling spring.

    1. Thanks Carol. I did not get the skulls/bones reference until I went back and looked at the photos again. Then I saw what you were referring to. Those first two mud pots where an unattractive brown so I just made them monochrome images. The lovely pink hues of this one demanded that it be in color. It is interesting that this mudpot suggests that Dali painting, as it was his reaction to a different kind of explosive power–that of the atomic bomb that got him interested in nuclear science resulting in his so-called nuclear mysticism period.

    1. Kathy, I had a chance to buy a print of Halsman’s Dali Atomicus print at a reasonable price a few years ago. Instead I opted to buy a less famous Halsman print of Dali facing down a rhinoceros. It is now hanging in my studio along with some appropriate accessories. You can see it here.

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