The Geyser

November 25, 2009 | Category: Photography

Hidden away on private property in rural Nevada, a beast gurgles. Fly Geyser is a man made anomaly apparently less than a century old and is one of Nevada’s hidden jewels. Here are a few photos from a fun day of shooting in a very unique location.

While I’ve only begun to scratch the surface of the huge amount of great photos I took from just a few hours of shooting, I figured I’d post a few!

All photos taken with a Nikon D3 and a 17-35mm 2.8 lens.

Sun setting on Fly Geyser


Fly Geyser at twilight (and yes I realize the year on the watermark is wrong). Specs: Nikon D3, 17-35mm 2.8, tungsten WB, CTO gelled light painted


The geyser in the day.   Another geyser shot in the day.

I plan on returning to shoot some star trails at the geyser soon so stay tuned…

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  1. Craig Moore
    on November 28th, 2009

    Your geyser shots are great, dan.
    The colors are ethereal and the black and white is awesome!

  2. Jeff Obee
    on December 15th, 2009

    Absolutely gorgeous shots, Dan:) I have heard of this place; seen just a few other shots of it- apparently one needs to get permission to shoot there, it’s private property?

    All your work is outstanding- you are one seriously talented photographer. I found you through, if memory serves (which it often doesn’t). I saw your star trails technique, and plan on using it at some point…great stuff:)

  3. Chris
    on December 17th, 2009

    Great photos; what a cool spot!

    Something I’ve been working on is choosing my aperture and focusing properly to get a large depth of field, so that everything from the ground in front of me to the background and sky is in focus, like you have in these photos. I usually shoot at 18mm, and I understand that helps. I’ve also been learning a bit about the hyperfocal distance. Do you have any techniques that you follow to get the depth of field right and your landscapes looking sharp?

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Patricia Neely
    on March 10th, 2010

    Dan, Pat here, I too have trouble getting all I want in focus. D300 Thanks

  5. Cristina
    on November 27th, 2010

    I ran across your site, as I am planning on going to Black Rock in Feb/March…Your pics are unreal. Did it look like this in person…so amazing!!