A last photo of Hverarönd hydrothermal site bottom of Namaskard pass. Here is one of the steam wells you can see there. The steam contains sulphur that makes some bad smell. Some light sulphur sediment gives some yellow corners to the stones around the well. The steam is hot, so you have to be careful ! The well is of course not a natural one. It is what remains of diggings made in the 70s. But the diggins were difficult to control so they were abandoned. One of these diggings triggered a small 3 tons lava eruption in 1977, the smallest volcanic eruption ever !
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drweizy (540) 2014-05-04 2:49
good energy the nature gives. ice and fire, good place.
well done, Regards
lousat (96732) 2014-05-04 2:52
Salut Olivier,une image de reve une nouvelle fois depuis l'Islande,quelle sens de l'espace et quel paysage unique,une photo impressionante dont la parfaicte qualite' aussi a fait la difference.Mes compliments et bon Dimanche,Luciano
mesutilgim (97184) 2014-05-04 2:57
Another topclass capture of this wonderfull landscape in Icelandwith very good layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Royaldevon (42533) 2014-05-04 3:39
Good Morning Olivier,
You have given us some delightful impressions of Iceland. There are amazing contrasts of terrain, colours and features.
Love this with its f/g of rocks and hissing steam, wonderful textures and contrasting shadows. Its off-centre composition leads very naturally to the slopes of the golden mountain, lazing against a great, blue sky.
A great shot.
Have a lovely day,
federico (4407) 2014-05-04 15:28
hello olivier, very beautyfull photo from this unusual place a kind of monocromathic view enriched by the steam coming from the underground
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-04 22:45
Ce site est vraiment très photogénique et tu ne t'es pas privé pour réaliser en de merveilleuses images. Superbe!
Waylim (25436) 2014-05-06 17:44
Beautiful photo of this very unique landscape. I can feel the heat of the in the cold air. Excellent details including the landscape behind.
Beautiful color of blue and gold.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (20760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iceland / Islande 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-04 2:44