Monday, March 8, 2010

NZD 12162009

Rainbow Lookout - Orakei Korako

I was drawn the the number of colors created in these silica terraces - by the minerals themselves and then the hot water algae living in these conditions.  I like the eange from very dark to white.  I like the hard definite lines at the edge of the water flow.  It reminds me of those wonderful pictures from NASA on the astronomy picture of the day.  And yet this is on the earth where the crust is very thin.  The creation is very delicate and would likely be harmed if I step too close - AND I would be burned if I step too close.  Like those space pictures - I can only look and not touch!

5 comments:

Kaite said...

I can't work it out, how big is this in real time Jenn? The colour range is interesting. Kaite

charlotte said...

This is a very fascinating photo! Without text, I'd have guessed that these are lichens on a rock. It must have been a great experience to see all those geysirs, I'm quite envious.

Jennifer said...

K - this picture likely covers a 3 foot by 5 foot space and was a small portion terrace. Maybe this would help: http://www.orakeikorako.co.nz/

Kaite said...

Thanks Jenn. Kt.

Life Looms Large said...

It is interesting how it's hard to tell the scale in that photo. The shapes and composition are great. I could definitely see it inspiring a quilt, a wall-hanging, a painting and more!

Sue