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We arrived in Reykjavik on September 8th, and as you can see,
it was not a very good day, at least weatherwise.
One of the more interesting attractions was the geysers, located not
too far from Reykjavik. I do wish we could have gotten some
sunshine -- us Floridans miss it :-) -- as it would have made
the photos of water spurting out of the geysers clearer and
prettier as well as more contrasty. But. as we all know, we can't
have everything our way. Sigh!
Anyway, we, or at least I, spent a quite a bit of time waiting
for a geyser to shoot water and steam up in the air, but it
happened so fast that most digital cameras could not get a decent
photo, as they took a second or two to focus before the camera would
fire. Not only that, but since steam and water do not make good
focusing targets, I knew that pure luck would be needed.
I tried to pre-focus by pressing the shutter halfway down after
pointing at a tree or other focusable object, but the camera would
not cooperate for a very long time so I had to let go of the shutter
button every minute - and wouldn't you know! THe geyser sprouted
just as I had let go
of the shutter! Darn! But Lynda managed to get one shot which is
below. Good job, Lynda!