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Fire and Brimstone

Fire and Brimstone
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Copyright: Karan Little (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-09
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Sicily
Theme(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-27 11:13
Viewed: 4399
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Brimstone is the ancient name for Sulpher. This is the yellow colouring that you can see here on one of the dormant craters on Etna. The red is Haematite (iron oxide)staining. I took this photo to try and show the wonderful colours in Etna's dark surface.

This is one of the dormant craters. Etna has 4 active craters but also has hundreds of dormant craters where an eruption occured and was subsequently plugged. The size of Etna needs to be seen to be believed.

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Hi Karen,

a very impressive sight, but very difficult to get a scale.
You've caught the colours well, it would be very easy to have them washed out I should think.
Well done.


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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-27 11:23]

Hello Karan, nice shot of this volcano crater. Must be a incredible feeling being there.. nice POV, and composition...well done..

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-27 11:29]

Hi Karan,
Outstanding view of Mount Etna. One feels like being at the top of the world. Excellent POV to portray the crater and its gigantic size. Fantastic natural colours and the diversity of its form. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-27 12:00]

Hi Karen. This is a good landscape shot.the colours in the craters is very good . a nice compostion and POV. you have named it well. TFS. well done Nick..

Hi Karan,
Interesting content.
...in an excellent compo
...good POV.
But get out of there now..

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-05-27 16:57]

Hola Karan,
puedo saber tus sensaciones al ver este bello volcán.
yo vivo cerca de ellos... excelente foto amiga,
saludos TFS.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-28 1:16]

Hello Karan

It shows very well,I immediately focused in on those two elements.I like the POV of this shot.I find it odd that snow is present,even with the venting.The shot has excellent focus and details,the lighting is well handled and this really aids the colours.TFS


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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2007-05-28 2:24]

Hello Karan,
Beautiful place.Well caught,framed and composed.Have a great week!

Hi Karan,
Great shot of this dormant crater. The different colors from the different elements is perfectly captured. The sulpher is visable immediately, but when I looked closer I also saw the iron oxide. I am still amazed about the combination of hot steam and snow. Looks like a path is going toward the right. You're creating two very exciting travelogues.

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-05-28 4:15]

Hello Karan,
A superb view of one of Etna's craters. The patches of snow and the fumes provide good visual interest. Excellent. Regards,

Hola Karan,
Un paisaje único por su belleza y originalidad, gracias por compartir estas fotos tan curiosas y bonitas. Saludos
José Ramón

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-28 6:36]

Hi karan

I had no idea Brimstone is the ancient name for Sulpher...but now that you've mentioned it, it makes sence :)
Another splendid shot from your last trip, one with plently of sharp details, but also wonderful colors, this time.
Again a spot-on exposure and a great perspective.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Karan,
You have seen so many interesting places in this trip! This is an unusual landscape with great exposure, impressive POV and great DOF. You notes are most interesting and I love to see this smoke floating around. Well done and TFS,

Hi Karan
Por lo que veo estuviste de vacaciones en Sicily y aprovechaste para subir a los volcanes.
Bonita foto la que nos muestras, con esas nieves en el cráter, tiene que ser espectacular.
Un saludo,

Hello Karan,
Very hostile environment, seems like something from another world!
Excellent details are captured, presented to your audience in this pleasant composition!
Pablo -

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-05-30 3:29]

Hi Karen,
Impressive scenery... The colors are beautiful. Composition and POV is very good. TFS.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-06-01 20:57]

Hi Karan,
excellent POV to enjoy this spectaular view.
The lighting is wonderful and the scenery very interesting.

I love it Karen, A good composition to enhance the look of the photo and a wonderful phenomena. Very nice work.

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