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The path ahead is unknown
Enveloped by the mists
Of time and chance.
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On my recent trip to NZ, Dan and I stayed in Rotorua for 5 nights. The town sits on top of thermally active ground, and the mud pools and lakes bubble and steam continuously. And it did smell rather bad. We stayed at a Mexican themed hostel called Cactus Jack's, which we highly recommend - free soup at 6 every night, free thermally heated spa, excellent customer service and very cool decoration. So if you ever find yourself in Rotorua, I recommend them ;)

Rotorua NZ || July 2006

EDIT: and I just thought of the BEST title! Smoooooooooooke on the Waaaateeeerr!
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ladypoof Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
beautiful, must have been like walking in a dream.
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DragonDriver5 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Photographer
Awesome! :) Kinda reminds me of the boardwalk at yellowstone the way the mist comes up like that
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Thanks! I'm guessing that spot in Yellowstone park is thermal too? Doesn't it have the geisers? If I spelled that right...
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DragonDriver5 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
yup! Same thing and it does have geysers! Yellowstone is a really amazing park here's a pic of it if you want to check it out :D [link]
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009
It's on my list ;)
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rdevill Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here: [link]
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Hey mate, a big cheers for the feature! I really appreciate it :glomp:
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rdevill Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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Loiissipoff Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Wow! Really cool! :clap:
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Thank you! I'm glad you like it :D
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alphacentauri85 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
That's an awesome shot. It's odd how when you look at the steamy part, it looks otherworldly but when you scroll down and see the bridge, it seems like you can just walk into the middle of it.
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :D

It was basically a small lake that steamed sulphur, and we weren't too keen on going any further than the point the photo was taken, haha!
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alphacentauri85 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Oh, it's sulfur? I thought it was hot water or fog. I bet it must've smelled like dead dog or something, heh
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
Well I don't know if it was sulphur... I might have meant brimstone... the one that smells like rotten eggs anyway, haha!
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DarknessangelX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Student Photographer
no way, this is really awesome :] i absolutly adore it ;] Great job!
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Thank you! I'm glad you like it!

Thanks for taking a look :)
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DarknessangelX Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Student Photographer
No problem :D
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loopiestfruit Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
HOLY CRAP I've been there, way back when like 4 years ago on a people to people student ambasador trip, i think i have a picture from Rotorua in my gallery, besides that looove the picture, it's sucha beautiful place, smelly though...
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
Thanks mate! Glad you like it :D And you're right, it's beautifully eerie in that thermal park, and smelly...

Did you go lugin or zorbing while you were there?
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loopiestfruit Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
we didn't go zorbing, and i don't know what lugin is...
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Smdbz-girl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
That is is simply gorgeous. Everything about it is perfect, makes me wanna go back to Rotorua again.
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
Thanks! Glad you like it. Rotorua was great, spent a good few days there. Could have done without the sulfur though...
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Open-Shutter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
lovely shot.
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padrote Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
awesome =) is my favorite in your gallery, are so impressive, i want to go there, invite me haha im poor

thanks for the pic =)
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
Thanks! glad you like it! :D
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mydreams-myworld Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
This photo has a very surreal feeling to it and the bare branches on the trees enhance that. I like the angle you chose for the shot, it makes the viewer feel as though we're being led into a new land. This work definitely creates a strong feeling of atmosphere, even if, as you say, in reality the place is very different! Well done :clap:
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
Wow, thanks so much for that comment :hug: It's not often I get those ones. Haha, photos are all about perception ;)
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jay88 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006   Interface Designer
Wow... it could almost be a painting until you look at the foreground! I love it :D

daow, daow, daaaooow.... daow, daow, da-daaaooow :music:
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
Thanks JHo ;)
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endure Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, unbelievable shot! what a picture :)
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
Thanks! :)
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Blissfulbutterfly Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
hehe i think ive been there! lovely shot :)
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
Thanks! It's a great spot aye?
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Blissfulbutterfly Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
bloody awesome spot! :)
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bigshotdan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, lose the colour! Okay, my opinion only, for what it's worth: I think this would look absolutely superb in black and white. It has so much potential for a really deep and moody image. Try and out and see what you reckon...
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
I think i might do that, i'll submit another version at some point. Have to dl paintshop pro AGAIN, plus the next few days are gonna be hectic. Twill be done though!

Thanks for the advice mate!
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Zupka Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
beautiful !
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:iconglamorousnobody:
GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Thank you! :hug:
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Colostomy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2006
That's fantastic...and that's a pun =D....its just like something out of a story...very, very nice work.
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Thanks chickadee! oh and Happy birthday ;)
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Colostomy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Thanks =D...chickadee...that reminds me of Twelft Night xD
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
;)
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Hidden666 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
:aww: I love it
it had to be amazing sight
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
Thank you! :glomp: It really was something alien.
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bryan-cuttance Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006
lovely work.
keep it up
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Thanks mate! :hug:
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BucketOfFizZz Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
That is supernaturally beautiful...<3 I'd love the walk across that bridge.
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
Thank you :) We didn't end up going into it - it smelled to bad and the warm steam against us was unpleasant haha.
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BucketOfFizZz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
haha, well, i'd wish it was as pleasant as it looked, but then again - worth bearing all that smell for a pretty picture.
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GlamorousNobody Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2006
Hell yeah ;)
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