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Hot Water Dawn | by Mark Emirali
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Hot Water Dawn

Shot at dawn! - this is at Hot Water Beach about a week ago on NZ''s Coromandel Peninsula

Yep I'm still alive and probably still won't get much flickr time for a while (wife's gone back to University for four years full time, kids keep me well busy and laughing, blah, blah , blah :-) but thought I'd better at least upload in a coupe of shots over the next few weeks. I will also try and drop by some streams over the next day or so, certainly miss the work of my contacts,

happy Mondays for tomorrow!


Shot : 37 secs F10 ISO100 17mm Lee 0.6 GND


Why the title:: An explanation off a tourist website : Some volcanos develop huge underground reservoirs of superheated water. Over time, this water will escape to the surface — cooling on the way. There are two fissures at Hot Water Beach issuing water as hot as 64ºC (147ºF) at a rate as high as 15 litres/minute. This water contains large amounts of salt (NOT salt water), calcium, magnesium, potassium, fluorine, bromine and silica. There are other hot water springs nearby but the location of these two springs on the beach make them unique.


Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand, Aotearoa

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Taken on April 5, 2010