Steam Tornado

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    The first time someone photographs a new phenomenon they get to name it, right? I call this a "Steamtrey". Well this shot took forever to get just right... The weather was perfect for the steam to come off the geothermal area and the wind patterns were even more perfect to whip up the steam into a 30-foot high tornado.

    All that red in the foreground is a special bacteria that has formed in the super-heated water.

    sean dreilinger, Gem Mini, isophetry, and 109 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. rylew86 83 months ago | reply

      This is my favorite shot yet Trey! A very intense scene. Absolutely love it. By the way when is your new tutorial coming out I really want to know what you're doing with your pictures these days, I just can't seem to match your technique.

    2. Eric simpson 83 months ago | reply

      Wow, Just wonderful!

    3. SkyShaper 83 months ago | reply

      nice colors

    4. elementalPaul 83 months ago | reply

      Top stuff. Love the rich colour in the foreground.

    5. susan_r4 83 months ago | reply

      Wow Trey! What patience you have! Super shot!!

    6. Valpopando 83 months ago | reply

      The best colors that I have see in the ground !!

    7. mliebenberg 83 months ago | reply

      Yeah I agree with Valerio... those colours! cOoL ShOt Trey!

    8. angelabams 83 months ago | reply

      Wow what a beautiful sight!!

    9. ToniVC 83 months ago | reply

      Very nice!

    10. Luc Raymond 83 months ago | reply

      incredible shot, looks unreal! wow

    11. Maggie Neely 83 months ago | reply

      An amazing shot! You have such a wonderful sense of color and design.

    12. mgbon - graça neves 82 months ago | reply

      bravo! a very good one. i like the image and treatment

    13. Thelonious Gonzo 82 months ago | reply

      Trey, Trey, Trey, Trey, Trey.
      What am I going to do with you?
      Another day - another amazing spot captured amazingly.
      Who cares? This is what you bring us everyday.
      But now you have geothermal phenomenon working for you too? That's a bunch of crap, dude. How are you going to work that into your next tutorial?
      "Once you set you f-stop to "amazing" and your shutter speed is adjusted to the "shocking and other-worldy" setting, then what I like to do is look around until I see some sort of geothermal phenomenon . . ."
      Thanks for the depression Trey. I blame YOU.

      Oh! BTW - What's with the blasted down trees all over the back ground of this shot? It looks like one of those areas where a comet hit ground or a tidal surge knocked over all the trees. What's the story morning glory?

    14. Stuck in Customs 82 months ago | reply


      All those dead trees are from a big forest fire a few years ago.

    15. Jason Leslie Rogers [deleted] 81 months ago | reply

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    16. FerdeSanta 75 months ago | reply

      Esta de primera el trabajo con esa foto.


    17. dpollitt 68 months ago | reply

      I thought I would share an image I took in the same location in 2007. Pretty funny how similar the composition is: Link

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