Champagne Pool 2
Photograph on acid free archival substrate with acrylic framing, 2018
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland near Rotarua in New Zealand, is along the Reporoa Caldera within the Taupo Volcanic Zones. Its geothermal topography is at its most dramatic with colorful displays of hissing geysers, swirling sulfur lakes, and bubbling mud pools. "Champagne Pool 2" is another one of my abstract photographic landscapes from the bubbling sulphur lake called Champagne Pool. When I changed my camera perspective, the curved sulphur coated meandering rock formation, with pink silt along the edge, disappearing into the blueness of the bath, half hidden by the hot steam was an alien landscape to capture.