This is outside the geothermic lake / spa / bath the Blue Lagoon (BlŠa Ionid) at Reykjanes.
The whole Reykjanes area is lava fields and old volcanoes and in the middle the geothermic lake.
The water is turqouise and where swimming is allowed between 37 and 40 degrees hot, a lerge part of the lake is even warmer but there are too dangerous to take a swim.
Blue Lagoon geothermal spa is one of Iceland's most unique and popular attractions. The Blue Lagoon's market share in the Icelandic tourism market is 70% on an annual basis. This unique destination is also very popular among Icelanders.
The water contains minerals, silica, algae and salt and can help cure skin problems such as psoriasis, acne and so on.
Blue Lagoon products, made from the clay on the bottom of the lake or the water, are avaliable to buy all over Iceland.
It was wonderful to just float around in the warm, beautiful lake after the flight. (We arrived 40 minutes before this was shot)
More info: http://www.bluelagoon.com
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Cool-ice (5289) 2005-09-30 3:05
I like the opposition between the two blues of sky and water.
centurion (0) 2005-09-30 4:52
Hi Frida, nice to see your pictures again.Very impressive Island capture you offer us here.
alon (1285) 2005-09-30 5:59
Frida, this picture is stunning!
I really like the colors and textures. It looks a bit like those people swim in a cloud factory :-)
Very good POV.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-10-02 18:08
Hi Frida, Good to see you back posting, and from the beautiful Iceland! (Ooops, just went to your gallery, to see that I missed your other uploads, I haven't had much time lately, that's my excuse).
What a great colorsb to combine, the blue of the sky, and the cyan of the hot water spring. The people just visible in the steam are really nice.
I hope you are well.
SophieL (6038) 2005-10-03 3:41
Your Iceland gallery is amazing, full of surreal colors and incredible landscape! Here I like the incredible blue colors of the water, and the smoke, in contrast with the cloudy sky and the black rocks. People are welcome to give life to this very mineral landscape. Well done!
nwoehnl (122) 2005-10-04 10:42
Hi Frida :) An excellent study of this spa, with beautiful tones and a good rendition of the steam where it is fun to spot the people enjoying this unique pleasure. Pretty good handling of the not so easy exposure on this one.
mjdundee (4663) 2005-10-05 2:54
Looks lioke summer on Island?!
Nice tone of coulours and good POV - you can see all that this site is about. TFS.
pulezan (841) 2006-01-05 5:18
Unusual combination off colors: Caribbean color of the water and north European color of the sky.
I tried thermal baths in other parts off the world under the open sky and I know the feeling is great. Your picture remind me to those moments.
jone (3231) 2006-05-05 8:18
this i realy nice with that siluetes ...
regards, Have a nice weekend,
John_F_Kennedy (42042) 2006-10-11 8:03
Splendid shot. Greats colours and light. I love this place were you have ice on your nose and feel warm.
Luan (12971) 2008-03-03 10:10
Wow this view is impressive, such an amazing place. Your photog is really well taken Frida, I like the way tha overall scene seems to be over exposed and how it blows up the monitor ;o)
PS : thanks for passing by my last post !
- Copyright: Frida Hermansson (Rhiannon) (1728)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Minolta Dimage F300
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-30 3:03
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