The Alien Pool

Burning Man PhotoWalk

I’m really looking forward to going to Burning Man later this year. This will be my first time, so I’m excited to see what it is like… I’ll be having a PhotoWalk while there, so I hope you can come along if you are there! I’ll get more details later.

We’ll just have to be extra careful and ask permission before taking photos of people… I think it’s just sort of a common-sense thing, but we don’t want to have any angry hippies wiggin’ out on us.

Getting Closer to the Volcano

I’m getting closer and closer to the big volcano here in Iceland.  I’m starting to see the ash that is piled up and some of the changes…

Daily Photo – The Alien Pool

If you have ever seen this area of Southern Iceland, then you can attest to these amazing colors! These are totally accurate…. and I would find it hard to believe had I not seen it first hand.

It was my first time to this area in the summer. Do you see those strange rocks? Well, some of what you are seeing is rocks and the rest is a very unusual moss. It’s a tan-green color. It’s extremely fuzzy/spongy and makes the whole place just seem unworldly. That, combined with the extra-blue water, made for a scene that was just shockingly awesome.


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  • Looks sweet Trey. Is that all volcanic rock? Looks similar to the landscape of Hawaii except all the rock there is still black. I’ve seen pools like this before so I believe you!

  • Thanks — yes it is all volcanic – but there is a strange fungus/moss growing on top!

  • Nice picture, I live just a few minutes outside of yellowstone, and there is volcanic rock everywhere. But no strange moss stuff like that, lol

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  • Nice. I woulda called it “Blue Milk in Poo” 😛

  • Great shot… looks like you’re on another planet – thanks for sharing!

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  • casusan

    Wow! This is beautiful- looks like another world!

  • Man, that water IS really milky! What a surreal place.

  • Trey I already cant wait to see your BM photos!!!

  • Holy Jesus !!!!

    That’s classy

  • Ted Jerome

    A great photo of an unusual place!

  • Wow, neat photo, Trey. This wasn’t added to My Yahoo homepage when I first checked this morning. Glad I saw it was on when I checked facebook!!! Thanks for sharing. Bet that is quite the sight, seeing that active volcano. Hope it doesn’t start spewing lava and ash all over you!!!!

  • AWESOME! Makes me wonder if that’s a little like Mars in it’s last days before all of the water evaporated…?

  • Looking forward to your Burning Man images! I’ve been able to attend and photograph it several years, but don’t know if I’ll be making it back this year or not. You can see my pictures of previous years at:

  • I love how the moss came out with hdr… the texture it added is incredible. BEAUTIFUL water too.

  • Chris Sproul

    great shot Trey, one thing that spoils it for me though are the spots in the clouds from a dirty lens. Sorry to be so picky 😉

  • Great shot! Those pools are absolutely amazing…I’m gonna have to take a trip to Iceland one of these days!

  • Creepy but Cool at the sametime. So was the Pool a creamy blue or was this a neat after affect from the HDR work?

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