Strokkur geysir beginning to erupt - Aug 2007

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps after a second review [?]

Comments (5)

omomom on July 22, 2008

Dear Max,

That really is an awesome shot! I like the thick dome of water with bubbles rising within.

You commented yesterday on my X3D shot of Obama. Sadly, the shot is blurred because I had to shot videos on two cameras so that the light gathering would be better, but this reduces resolution. Many of my other X3D shots have much better resolution. I now shoot with 2 cameras at all times, and this largely gets rid of the problems with movements of people, clouds, ocean, etc. Digital cameras are so cheap now that it has become practical to have two.

MaxFarrar on July 23, 2008

On the Icelandic geyser shot - yeah it was interesting to see a pool of water collect between the eruptions and then rise all at once when the pressure builds up from below. It all happens so fast, though, that you need a camera to stop the action. In a normal eruption you never actually see the dome with the bubbles beneath. BTW, at Old Faithful in Yellowstone they keep tourists about 50 yds back. On the X3D shots - there are are a number of websites devoted to X3D - which you are probably already aware of. They even have dual camera mounts and synchronization gadjets for sale. Max

MaxFarrar on July 25, 2008

Thanks very much. Yeah, I was thinking of resubmitting the pic. Except for the number of people, I couldn't see anything wrong with it. I'll refresh my memory about how to request a review and do it next week.

Michael Schäffner on September 10, 2009

awesome! Favorite!

MaxFarrar on September 14, 2009

Thanks Michael. It took me several tries to get this one. Luckily it erupts every 20 minutes or so. I'm going to try re-submitting this picture again for approval at G-E. It failed when I re-submitted it last year.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 25, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by MaxFarrar
    • Camera: NIKON E4100
    • Taken on 2007/08/05 03:13:40
    • Exposure: 0.002s
    • Focal Length: 13.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash