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New Zealand: Lady Knox Geyser

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Here’s a view of the Lady Knox Geyser after it was induced to go off on the morning of February 24th at Wai-O-Tapu in the geothermal region near Rotorua.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 6 and 7 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

May 13, 2015 at 5:04 AM

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  1. great !


    May 13, 2015 at 6:19 AM

  2. I wonder how you induce it & for what reason?

  3. I couldn’t for the life of me figure out why you’d say the geyser was “induced” to go off. Thanks for including the link with the explanation. That’s one of the strangest things ever, but it’s nice that they can schedule showings for people. The geyser’s nice, too.


    May 13, 2015 at 7:04 AM

  4. ¡Qué maravilla! Felicidades por esta toma.

    • Gracias, Isabel. Llegamos temprano y nos sentamos en la primera fila para que yo pudiera tomar fotos sin obstrucciones.

      Steve Schwartzman

      May 13, 2015 at 7:39 AM

  5. What a nice show and perfect timing for your capture, Steve.

    Steve Gingold

    May 13, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    • I can’t take much credit for timing on this one, I’m afraid, because the managers of the place induce the geyser to go off at a fixed time each morning. My main contribution was getting there promptly to get a seat in the first row so I’d have a clear shot with no people in front of me. As things turned out, the geyser keeps going off for a good while, so there would have been more chances to take pictures after many people had already left.

      Steve Schwartzman

      May 13, 2015 at 5:07 PM

  6. Great capture. I must see if I have any photos of this as well. Somewhere in the depths of my hard drive I would imagine.

    Raewyn's Photos

    May 13, 2015 at 5:03 PM

  7. How close were you to this, Steve? The image makes it seem like you were right next to it. Impressive! I took a quick look (am on lunch break) at your handy photography techniques guide. It looks very useful. Thanks!


    May 13, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    • In the front row, we were probably no more than 10 meters from the geyser, and that closeness accounts for the good view.

      You’re welcome for the collection of techniques. Over time, as I looked at the many photographs I posted, I abstracted many of the main techniques I found myself using.

      Steve Schwartzman

      May 13, 2015 at 10:02 PM

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