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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!

www.jamesappleton.co.uk - Wedding, Landscape and Architectural Photographer...

Camera:Canon EOS 5D
Lens:Canon 17 - 40 f/4 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Do Not Linger...
Username:JamesAppleton JamesAppleton
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
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Dennis_Bromage
16 Jan 2009 - 6:56 PM

Definitely needs to be seen large. Difficult to get a sense of the scale of the place because there's no recognisable foreground features but wonderfully moody and atmospheric

Den

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Dimitre_P
Dimitre_P  6 Bulgaria
16 Jan 2009 - 7:06 PM

WOOW..great photo...

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 8:00 PM

love the atmosphere youve captured.lesley

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comma
comma  6101 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2009 - 9:39 PM

A wonderful image

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GrahamNobles
16 Jan 2009 - 10:42 PM

Yes, large is very impressive! A superb image, well captured.
Graham

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User_Removed
16 Jan 2009 - 11:37 PM

Awesome place!

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Landlord  725 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2009 - 11:21 AM

Spectacular. Why has this only 30 votes?

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2009 - 4:26 PM

I didnt click this before because from the thumb it looks scaleless and almost like a shot of a coastal feature from the air, looking large its obvious that it has more sophistication than that. Although i would have liked something to provide scale its not so important when viewed for a while.
i like the misty sky line, suggestion of a mountain and hint of a sunset/rise.
Nice location, bit warmer i guess too.
Phil

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