I mentioned previously that we recently traveled to Iceland. While there, we went on the Golden Circle tour. One of the stops is Haukadalur. This is where you can see geysers. I’ll show more of the geysers in another post. Today I want to talk about Strokkur. This geyser erupts every 5 to 10 minutes. So you would think getting a picture of it would be simple, right? Not for me.
My first mistake was assuming it would erupt like Old Faithful in Yellowstone, Wyoming. Old Faithful’s eruptions last anywhere from 1.5 minutes to five minutes. Plenty of time to snap a photo or two.
Standing with the crowds in Iceland I had the camera ready for Strokkur.
There I stood with my camera raised ready to go. But it didn’t happen right away. My arms got tired (I need to work out more) and I lowered the camera right when it erupted. Raising the camera up I snapped a photo, but missed the actual eruption. In the photo you can see the residual junk from the geyser.
We walked a little higher up and I decided to try my luck from afar. There she goes—wait, I have the camera pointed in the wrong direction.
Let’s try this again from up above. A little better.
Alright, before I rejoin the group on the van I want to get one photo from close up. Dang it!
I didn’t get it all. Oh well, time to go.