Fumaroles, or steam vents, are hot springs with a lot of heat, but so little water that it all boils away before reaching the surface. Some vents produce a loud hissing sound with the steam and gases.
What dangerous situation...the fire in the forest. I hope that he was quenched quickly...
1 Apr 2009 5:38am
wow, great shot and very interesting phenomenon
so far i thought it only happens in island
1 Apr 2009 6:38am
Good diagonal! and nice contrasts!
1 Apr 2009 12:25pm
1 Apr 2009 1:17pm
The clarity and detail and “shading” in this image is wonderful. It also contains terrific contrasts in light and subject where the steam has a dark and heavy background to accentuate its light and billowy form. The ground also has a lot of interest and detail – so well done Don!
1 Apr 2009 2:29pm
Cool, where was this taken? Theres been a documentary on Yellowstone broadcast recently over her, I was mesmerised both as a geologist and as an apsiring photographer!
1 Apr 2009 3:05pm
Stunning stuff. All that heat just below us.
1 Apr 2009 3:57pm
This must be another of your medium format negatives. Fantastic tones and subject. I love this king of images. Can you tell me what type of scanner do you use ? I'm really interested in scanning old negatives ?
1 Apr 2009 3:59pm
Interesting capture, Don. It's putting on a better show than Old Faithful did when I visited at the age of 10:-)
1 Apr 2009 4:24pm
I like the quality of the b&w image - a lot of details at the dark trees and at the smoke - the scenery is very well framed and captured
1 Apr 2009 4:44pm
excellent detail and fine composition capturing this. Great detail in the trees & soil so I'm going out on a limb to say I think this is another of your scanned film/slide images. I spent half a day at Yellowstone and was in awe the entire time.
1 Apr 2009 5:17pm
1 Apr 2009 7:16pm
Very interesting image, the quality of black and white photo is exceptional
1 Apr 2009 7:39pm
Never seen one in real life, but this shot gives a great impression, a top shot.
1 Apr 2009 9:16pm
Super image, Don. The B&W is so well done.
1 Apr 2009 10:11pm
ohhhhhhh une colonne de vapeur qui monte en tornade sur le ciel.. c'est une fabuleuse image, inconnue pour nous en Europe.. great shot... very great shot.
1 Apr 2009 11:22pm
such beautiful light don
2 Apr 2009 3:40am
Outstanding ! Truly a magnificent shot in B & W, is very beautiful this fumarole !
2 Apr 2009 3:58am
Great shot, Don. Love the diagonal that the steam creates. Where is this at?
2 Apr 2009 6:55am
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