PeterWell
PeterWell

Shooting on Steam



A keen photographer is struggling with the harsh light and disorientating vapor of a volcanic wonderland.

A keen photographer is struggling with the harsh light and disorientating vapor of a volcanic wonderland.
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Superb Composition
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Outstanding Creativity
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Exceptional Contrast
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Magnificent Capture
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44 Comments | Report
nitti
 
nitti February 21, 2010
Excellent shot....beautifully done
sugar2th
 
sugar2th February 22, 2010
Awesome capture!
Lee_Lovelace
 
Lee_Lovelace February 22, 2010
right place right time great shot
Shadowfax
 
Shadowfax February 22, 2010
Terrific capture !!
wyominggal
 
wyominggal February 23, 2010
beautiful capture congrats on feature
rhondafey
 
rhondafey February 23, 2010
wow! great shot! congrats on feature!
unlocksmyheart
 
unlocksmyheart February 23, 2010
Great capture..=)
ltj PRO+
 
ltj February 23, 2010
looks like someone walking in the clouds,CONGRATS
Photokats
 
Photokats February 23, 2010
Congrats on the feature.. this is a wonderful shot!
beetlestone
 
beetlestone February 23, 2010
Congratson a gr8 shot!
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake February 23, 2010
Congrats on a wonderful shot !
tjaladybug
 
tjaladybug February 23, 2010
Great capture
karenr
 
karenr March 11, 2010
This is a great photograph!
ghchandra
 
ghchandra March 13, 2010
awesome!
myeyesview
 
myeyesview July 14, 2010
Amazing! Your photos awe me! I enjoyed them all.
PeterWell
PeterWell July 14, 2010
Thank you so much myeyesview!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography August 02, 2010
Wow, amazing pic!
Photopaul
 
Photopaul August 22, 2010
I love it!! Great work.
Shanelle15
 
Shanelle15 December 27, 2010
congratulations on the feature :)
tisherself
 
tisherself February 04, 2011
Awesome. Great picture
jennwilson25
 
jennwilson25 March 04, 2011
very nice picture!!
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 April 01, 2011
Beautiful Capture, Nice Shooting
BJK62472
 
BJK62472 June 14, 2011
great shot
DiabloDeb
 
DiabloDeb August 15, 2011
Terrific.
photosue50
 
photosue50 August 15, 2011
love it
MichelleAnnHarrison
 
MichelleAnnHarrison November 14, 2011
Phenomenal shot
F8user PRO
 
F8user November 14, 2011
Wow!
jemoore76
 
jemoore76 March 06, 2012
Very cool!
simplybetter
 
simplybetter March 18, 2012
congrats!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions March 18, 2012
nice
UnobtaniumD Premium
 
UnobtaniumD March 21, 2012
Awsome
ladybroken38
 
ladybroken38 March 24, 2012
really awesome!
markfrancisg
 
markfrancisg April 12, 2012
amazing shot!
tomculver PRO+
 
tomculver April 16, 2012
Nice
Casper
 
Casper May 29, 2012
Another great shot =)
iBurn
 
iBurn June 19, 2012
Cool capture.
ninirocklover
 
ninirocklover July 10, 2012
another amazing shot!! your gallery is proof of your talent!
PeterWell
PeterWell July 10, 2012
Thank you Irene
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw July 13, 2012
Great shot. Congrats
photosue50
 
photosue50 February 18, 2013
Cool shot!
PeterWell
PeterWell February 26, 2013
Thank you Sue
photosue50
 
photosue50 February 26, 2013
Your welcome
jrsosky
 
jrsosky May 19, 2013
Dang, that's outstanding!
Timbo
 
Timbo June 04, 2013
Great shot. You have inspired me to do better. Cheers.
1rogerduke
 
1rogerduke August 10, 2013
impressive
PeterWell
PeterWell August 10, 2013
Thank you
Etna PRO+
 
Etna August 10, 2013
Great shot
PeterWell
PeterWell August 10, 2013
Thank you
IanDMcGregor PRO
 
IanDMcGregor December 14, 2013
Excellent!
PeterWell
PeterWell December 14, 2013
Thank you Ian

Behind The Lens

Location
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland in New Zealand.
Time
Middle of the day.
Lighting
The light was very difficult. The scorching sun was bleaching wide chunks of the land, so shooting the classic type of landscape was out of the question. I decided to use the plentiful steam as a screen and give the image a touch of mystery.
Equipment
Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200mm, handheld
Inspiration
I simply liked the primal, uncomfortable and disorientating feel this otherworldly landscape was throwing at the visitors. The idea was to try to capture the mood within the frame giving the viewer a sense of immediacy.
Editing
Not a lot. The most difficult part was dealing with the wide dynamic range created by the harsh light. So, usual dodging and burning were my best friends here.
In my camera bag
Nikon D7100, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G, Tokina 100mm Macro f/2.8 AT-X, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 AT-X, Sony NEX-5R with Sony E 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS.
Feedback
Don’t be afraid to turn your lens towards the sun. The light may be unfavorable but changing your approach to capturing a particular moment can bring unexpected benefits. This image wasn't planed; it was presented to me while I was pivoting around my axis. Be careful though while looking towards the sun – make it quick, as looking through the lens is as dangerous as with your naked eye.

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