“Fly Geyser” – Black Rock Desert, Nevada – Jared Ropelanto – Featured Photographer
I have only seen a few images of Fly Geyser, but they all have been breathtaking. It is weird to think it was actually man made (read story below ). The colors are spectacular and it would probably be a major tourist destination if it was on federal land. I am glad to see one of those “Hey, I never knew this place even existed” places still exists right here in the USA. For more spectacular landscape images check out one or all of Jared’s websites below. They are all worth the click!
Fly Geyser is an amazing gem near the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. This “accidental” natural phenomenon is truly a site to behold. Sometime in the 60′s a rancher was drilling a water well on his land when he hit a geothermal pocket. Since then, this location has been constantly flowing hot water and minerals, which deposit and create the colors and terraces you see. Shot in the chilly air of dusk, the geyser steams its way through another sunset. The geyser itself is so colorful that I wasn’t even disappointed to have a meager sunset.
Shot with a Canon 5DMKII and a 16-35mm lense at 24mm and f/11 (to retain sharpness). ISO was set to 125 and the base exposure was 6 seconds. I shot a second shot at 3 seconds and focused on the background to blend and maximize exposure and sharpness throughout.
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