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    I love this shot. The geyser, backlit by the moon and painted with light, presented many opportunities. Here, I wanted to isolate the fountains of water, rather than the entire geyser, against the moon. A long lens was up to the task though I really had only one shot as the moon can move surprisingly fast when you must make somewhat long exposures and coordinate the light painting with others.

    As you can imagine, the structure is very fragile and the owners of the land want to make sure that it is protected. The location is on private posted land and trespassing is strictly forbidden. Don't even attempt to go unless you have obtained permission first as it is very remote. For those who might wish to visit it, I would suggest contacting the Friends of Black Rock at this site: www.blackrockfriends.org/friends/area_information/fly_geyser. They conduct occasional tours of it.

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    1. GristMill 71 months ago | reply

      Through the use of science, man has extended his vision to see to the bottom of the deepest ocean, and to the edge of the universe. But the ground beneath our feet remains a mystery. Nobody has seen more than a few miles below the surface of the earth.

      We can only imagine the wonders to be found there, from the scant bits of evidence that the earth offers to us. Eruptions of lava, artesian wells, and geysers only give us a hint of what lies below. Gaia does not give up her secrets gladly.

      Don, this image shows us what could only be a secret and sacred rite of the earth conducted by the light of the full moon. We cannot appreciate its meaning, but we can appreciate its beauty.

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    2. coyrooster 71 months ago | reply

      Until now my only awareness of Black Rock Desert was that it's where the 54-foot-long Thrust SSC supersonic race car screamed across the flat terrain in 1997 breaking the sound barrier at 766 mph, powered by 2 Rolls-Royce jet engines with 50,000 pounds of thrust and 110,000 horsepower. I had no idea it's also the site of this fairytale geyser which, in this luxuriant moonlit rendition, looks like a rococo water fountain at a plush palace in Europe. Your excellent set could become a touchstone for this geothermal hot spot.

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    3. Robert Brindley 71 months ago | reply

      What a striking image. This elusive and exclusive geyser is like some earth monster spraying it's sperm at the moon in some kind of geological orgasm. And once the moon is impregnated what kind of offspring will be born !?
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    4. [ o g u h ] 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called [ Wonders of Nature ], and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. jasontheaker 71 months ago | reply

      lovely Don (o:

    6. NWPhotoGuy 71 months ago | reply

      @Robert Brindley: I think that that is how comets are born. ;~)

    7. dougchinnery.com 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Natural Landscapes, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. beachwalker2008 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called TopShot Showcase, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    9. andy_AHG 70 months ago | reply

      Wonderful image, beautifully captured. Top drawer photography.

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    10. hillsee 67 months ago | reply

      Stunning work...Beautiful soft tones, sensual composition, and great exposure and capture of the geysers...a feeling of a fantasy world.
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    11. shanghaimike 59 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!! Your image has been approved for upload. You really belong here!
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    12. Starlisa 56 months ago | reply

      ahhhh, a most amazing image!!!!!!!!!! Unique and beautiful, clever comp and timing... well done in your scramble to get the shot while the moon moved on through quickly!

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    13. evolution of ray 54 months ago | reply

      I cannot believe people would view this and not leave a comment.... it's fabulous ..thanks for posting it

    14. Eyecandi - Rob Hawke 50 months ago | reply

      Great idea, & beautifully done.

    15. timballic 43 months ago | reply

      Full of wonder! Lots of technical difficulties here...brilliantly executed.

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