Geysir, Iceland's largest and most famous Geothermal feature. now largely dormant, it is nonetheless a terrifying beast to approach - the security rope a fair distance from the spout-hole itself is there for a reason. I couldn't help myself however, and found nervous footing right on the edge of the pool. Here, the steaming water seems to have it's own life, and you definitely get the sense of impatience, that somehow this thing is biding its time. When it goes, it reportedly used to shoot 120m + into the air. That dwarfs any other current active geyser across the world.
An ND grad filter was used to hold the sky in check, helped by the mist that diffused the bright sky in any case. The only issues were finding the vantage point that allowed the whole pool in view, and waiting for the right moment when the mist drifted off to the right, away from the camera, and I'd had a chance to clean the lens front from all the condensation.
A forbidding place, to say the least...
P.s. - Go LARGE!
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|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D |
|Lens:||Canon 17 - 40 f/4 L |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Title:||Do Not Linger...|
|Uploaded:||16 Jan 2009 - 6:40 PM|
|Tags:||Blue, Brooding, Contrast, Dark, Dawn, Earth, Fire, Geysir, Iceland, Landscape, Landscape / travel, Moody, Orange, Pool, Red, Sky, South, Steam, Sunrise|
|VS Mode Rating||
101 (100% won)