Monday, 17th November 2008
In The Beginning
by Stephen Oachs
This magnificent spectacle stands in solitude outside of Gerlach, Nevada, quietly marking the passing of time. Layer upon layer building skyward, this leaking geothermal well spews a steady stream of scalding, mineral-laden water. Fly Geyser began forming in 1964, and continues to grow several inches a year.
This exotic and misty landscape was captured as the sun began its rise over the stark, hauntingly primitive Black Rock Desert. The luminescent sky, dramatically colored by an oncoming storm, infuses the scene with an other-worldly tone.
Equipment: Canon 1Ds Mark III
Stephen W. Oachs is a successful entrepreneur, technology veteran and award-winning photographer. He began his journey in photography the moment he picked up his first SLR camera. Ever since, his lenses have focused on the inspiring majesty of mother earth and the unflinching beauty of the animal kingdom.
Whether trekking through the wilds of Alaska, enduring the raw challenges of nature or experiencing the thrill of life on the edge, Stephen captures rare and breathtaking moments of light and time. His exceptional eye is filtered only by his passion for life, deep affinity with nature and love of adventure.