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Copyright: karan A L (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-02
Categories: Nature
Camera: Cannon 40D, Canon 17-85mm IS USM
Exposure: 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Iceland and the Northern Isles
Date Submitted: 2008-07-20 12:11
Viewed: 3149
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the famous geyser Strokkur which erupts every 8 minutes throwing a column of water and steam to a height of 20 metres or so.

Nearby is the Great Geysir of Iceland which first erupted in the 14th century. The world's geysers take their name from this. It used to erupt every 60 minutes until the early 1900s when it became dormant. Earthquakes in June 2000 subsequently reawakened the giant but it is largely dormant today.

Surface water seeps through fissures and collects in caverns. The temperature of the surrounding volcanic rock, at around 200 °C, heats the trapped water, causing it to expand into steam and force its way up and out.

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Hi Karan......this I like, I see where you are coming from on this, an excellent idea well produced and presented....you got the timing right to give a good flow to this...well done, regards h

Bonsoir Karan,

Très jolie suite d'image, elles sont très bien présentées.
Joli travail !

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  • bigil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 283 W: 38 N: 75] (2536)
  • [2008-07-20 12:25]

Montage très interessant et commentaire pertinant. Je connaissai ce phénomène mais je ne l'avais jamais vu. Et voilà qui me donne une très bonne idée. Merci. Gilles

Hi Karan
great timing in shooting those excellent photos. the collage is well done.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-07-20 15:51]

Hello Karan
Original posting with a great composition, colour and light; the sequence works very well and makes a great effect.
Congrats, mb

hi karan, what an excellent way to show the progression of this, also excellent colors and details in each shot too, nice to view,

Nice nature. Excellent details and clarity, good light and composition, nice image.
Best wishes,

hey karan :)
that's a great progress somposition :)
the colors are very nice
and the note suitable :)
allye :)

Hi Karan
Great capture, light, detail, clarity and perspective.
İntresting shot and excellent collage.Well done.TFS.

Hello Karan,
Your collage effectively and beautifully shows the sequence of geyser actions. I like it. Each photo deserves attention. There is good colors and sharpness. Best regards, Danilo

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2008-07-21 10:33]

Belle idée bien réalisée.
Bonne journée.

Hoi Karan,
I'm glad my cup of coffee is not working this way.
Thanks for sharing this superb natural behaviour. Good job done in showing us how the geyser works.

Great way to display one of the great powers of nature. Personally I prefer the framed version to the panoramic one, which needs something to break up the flow of pictures. Great technique to capture the 4 pictures and to display them like this.
Thanks for sharing

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