The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal hotpool swimming complex just outside of Reykjavik.
It's not a natural hotpool, it has formed because of the nearby geothermal power station. Cold sea water is pumped down, deep into the earth where the temperatures are so high that it comes back up as superheated steam. This steam is used to drive the power station turbines and then it is condensed back into liquid water and drained out into this pool at a constant temperature of around 35-40 degrees C.
The blue/white colours you see are totally genuine. They are caused by the algae and silicates in the water.
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Praetzer (2375) 2007-02-21 12:31
Yes the blues and whites are surprising. Good compo too. Alfred
Cara (2059) 2007-02-21 12:46
Very good composition, from a good POV, with nice colors and sharpness.
The reflective vest and the guy´s head in the foreground give a nice combination.
sayat (2949) 2007-02-21 13:01
Very nice atmosphere. I like the steam in the shot. TFS,
Clairedelune (4923) 2007-04-12 20:40
I know, I know. Places like that exist. I'm sure I've seen something like this before. And still... the effect is always the same. Where am I? I am totally disoriented. What is cold, what is warm? Are we still on Earth? Oh yes, I see human beings! ;)
I like the smoky veil over that impossible blue "thing"! And the presence, essential!, of the swimmer in the foreground.
Ah! I have it! It is a space station on another planet! :))