Beauty in the Strangest of Places by cloudia

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Imagine a pool of muddy water that is so hot that steam constantly rises from the surface… bubbles keep rising to the surface and breaking… releasing hydrogen sulphide gas into the steam so that everything smells of rotten eggs…

A magical place once you can step beyond the smell… especially as the sun began to set behind the swirling mist of steam.

Kuirau Park, Rotorua
New Zealand.

Featured in Shots in the Fog February, 2009
Featured in All Countries ~ Wetlands, Ponds, Lakes and Rivers February, 2009
Thank you! :)

Sony Cybershot DSC-N1
f/8.0, 7.9mm, ISO 64


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  • djprov
    djprovover 5 years ago

    This is such a cool photo! I like it. dp

  • Thank you djprov. :) New Zealand’s such a magical place for photography.

    – cloudia

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    soo amazing!!

  • You’re making me smile so much today! Thank you

    – cloudia

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 5 years ago

    Time for another grin… lol… congratulations on the well deserved foggy feature ! the group forum shows which member selected them this week and you can put your own choices in there too if you like….
    well done again

    ding :))))

  • Thank you so much for leaving me this message, Ding!! :) I’ve just come home from a fortnight in hospital and to discover this here was the greatest of surprises. You’ve really made my day. Thank you. :)

    – cloudia

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 5 years ago

    Simply stunning!

  • Thank you, IngridSonja. :)

    – cloudia

  • Christopher  Ewing
    Christopher E...over 5 years ago

    outstanding shot! wow, love that light behind that fog and mist!! congrats on a well deserved feature

  • Thank you so very much Christopher… I’m both stunned and so very excited to discover this!

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  • mikebov
    mikebovover 5 years ago

    great capture

  • Thank you, mikebov. :)

    – cloudia

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 5 years ago


  • Thanks, Dayonda. :)

    – cloudia

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 5 years ago

    stunning image … this is perfect in every way

  • Thank you ever so much. Your comment has really made my day!

    – cloudia

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 5 years ago

    Stunning image – really lovely and quite romantic to me :)

  • Thank you for all of the smiles your comments have brought to me! :)

    – cloudia

  • DApixara
    DApixaraover 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

  • Thank you, DApixara. :)

    – cloudia

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