I was in Rotorua a couple of days ago with some clients from Dubai & they decided to take a floatplane flight over the volcanoes of the Rotorua area & out & over White Island, an active volcanoes in the Bay of Plenty. As they were the only people on the aircraft I was asked if I would like to go along - how could I refuse! As it was an impromptu journey, I did not have my camera gear, just my iphone. Was quite pleased with the results. I have landed on White Island with groups of tourists many times - see earlier postings - but this was the first time I had seen the island from the air. There had been a small eruption a few months ago but last Sunday it was back to its normal steaming mode. Whatever its volcanic status, White Island is always a fascinating place.
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gojo (1769) 2013-12-10 11:57
iPhone?? Wow! It´s a great image anyhow.
The moving water in the FG looks almost like metal. Very special effect from the shutter speed.
oss (425) 2013-12-10 13:32
If this is the quality you get nowadays from an iphone, i throw my Nikon out.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-10 18:09
Absolutely fabulous shot. Taken from iPhone the end result is almost unbelievable.
The picture is so pin sharp and natural...it creates a seeing in person impact. The details captured on the water in the FG is incredible. Marvelous.
Congratulations on a fine capture of a rare natural event.
HimalAnda (10003) 2013-12-10 23:26
That's an impressive point of view on this island!
It should be very interesting to go and hike on this island.
dekanski (3840) 2013-12-11 14:42
great, just great!!!
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-02-28 17:49
Hi Neil - I was already about to be really impressed, and then I read that you got this with an iPhone... we really are in a new age of photography. Beautiful capture; the clarity and sharpness of the island and especially the water is stunning. Thanks!