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Boiling Mud Action

Boiling Mud Action
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-23
Categories: River
Camera: Canon EOS 30d, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-07 23:21
Viewed: 5121
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Boiling Mud Pool in Action

People have been coming to see the geothermal attractions at Rotorua for the past 160 years.

Rotorua's is famous for its geysers and its hot and muddy pools.

There's an amazing selection in the Rotorua mud pools, depending on how liquid the mud is.

They are always changing, and new features appearing, and old shapes going away.

You could spend hours just photographing the same areas over and over, and see new things each time.

There are three very simple steps to taking photos of mud pool bubbles right at the moment they burst.


1 Choose the bubbling mud pool you want to photograph and get your camera ready to photograph it...

2 When you think a bubble is about to burst, press the shutter release...

And finally:
3 Repeat steps two and three 30 or 40 times!

I have no idea what category to place this photo under - any ideas????

rcrick, nikosrio, saeedabbasi, eqshannon, eng55, Bass has marked this note useful
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To nikosrio: True coloursJanice 1 05-08 03:57
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Hi Janice,

Love the technique and the image, it’s like trying to capture lightning hope you hit it at the right moment, thank god for digital doing this on film would cost a fortune. Super shot excellent frozen action.

Cheers Rick :)

Hello Janice.
Excellent close-up with great sharpness.Very interesting note.Wonder what color they have

Hi Janice ,
Nice work.
Very well done.
B/W is great too.

Kind regards

That is quite an interesting aspect of life-like, non-living nature Janice, perfectly captured while some hot gas bubbles were bursting, good job my friend.

Potentially explosive image Janice....a nice artsy look about it while holding lots of geology as well...Very nice...keep on..

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-05-08 7:13]

Hi Janice,
It's very interesting and unusual capture.Well seen and composed.Excellent note too.
Thanks for posting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-08 12:09]

Hello Janice,
An amazing and unusual capture of a boiling mud pool. The timing is great to show the bursting bubbles in a fine composition. I find it hard to believe that this is a colour image, which makes it even more unusual.
Thanks for posting this strange aspect od nature.
Have a good weekend,

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2011-12-01 13:35]

Hi Janice,
amazing picture. You´ve captured a great moment: good POV, colours, light, focus.. everything is perfect.. Just put this pic into a portrail!
very well done, compliments
kind regards

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