Minerals in the thermal waters give the 'Artist's Paletter', one of the natural attractions of Waiotapu Thermal Reserve about 25 kms south of the city of Rotorua. One of several major thermal areas around the Rotorua-Taupo region, Waiotapu (Maori for 'sacred waters') is regarded as the most colourful and is also the site of the Lady Knox Geyser.
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vasilpro (40701) 2012-12-15 13:21
Wonderful composition from an interesting place,beautiful atmosphere and cloudy sky, very nice light management and colours, excellent POV, TFS!
Greetings from Greece, Vasilis.
npecanhuk (60132) 2012-12-15 13:40
Interesting natural location!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
emka (72206) 2012-12-15 14:35
Hi Neil, This photo reminds me the thermal waters in Yellowstone NP. So this is the main attraction of Rotorua, I suppose. amazing colours and the steam above ponds. beautiful clouds. Nice photo from an interesting place. Very strange this yellow colour.
cargus (8018) 2012-12-15 20:56
Light ,color and contrast are excellent, superb reflections in water, very good clarity, excellent picture
raszid62 (18583) 2012-12-15 22:13
Well a great place, paradise and hell at the same time. Volcanic lake color is amazing. Wonderful colors and sensational image quality.
fabbs99 (15675) 2012-12-17 1:45
Thats nature doing the coloring job.Beautiful patterns of thermal waters.The composition is well chosen, with excellent combination of light and shadows and great sharpness. Very well done my friend.
mkamionka (29153) 2013-01-03 3:49
fantastic colors indeed. Spectacular view! Great POV which allowed also some reflection in the pond.