Strokkur Geyser, Iceland
Strokkur is a fountain geyser at the geothermal area of Haukadalur in Iceland. It is close to the larger and better known Geysir which didn’t erupt at all while we were there. Stokkur was erupting every three or four minutes. The ghosted people in this long exposure shot give an idea of the height the erupting fountain of hot water and steam reaches.
To capture the movement in the clouds, this is a long exposure of 8 minutes with 16 stops of my Formatt Hitech ProStop IRND filters, which I was using for the first time on this trip to Iceland and absolutely love! When the geyser erupts, it doesn’t last long and doesn’t show up on an exposure of this length. The fountain itself is therefore blended in from a second exposure of ½ a second. Processing was done in Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6. I finished the image in Alien Skin’s Exposure 6, to give it a Kodachrome 64 film look.