Iceland energy supply is almost entirely generated through renewable sources such as geothermal power and hydro power. There are many places where one can see big geothermal plants with steam belching out of the ground and various machinery.
The Reykjanes Power Station is a geothermal power station located on the south western end of the Reykjanes Peninsula. The plant generates electric energy using steam and brine from a reservoir at 290 to 320 °C.
Combined with the lunar like lava landscape surrounding the plant, steam vents can make for interesting photographic subjects. We spotted this one as we were driving by and I was originally hoping to do a long exposure here, however, the conditions were very windy and rainy so I only managed to get a couple of quick shots with a view for a black and white conversion.
What interested me in this scene was the minimalist feel of the landscape with very few elements to keep the attention mainly on the vent and the thick steam cloud belching out above.
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