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Not a Volcano

Not a Volcano
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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: 2007-05-19
Categories: Sky
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
Exposure: f/11, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Sicily
Date Submitted: 2007-05-30 13:40
Viewed: 4065
Points: 38
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Not a volcano this time but a sunset over Sicily's mountinous landscape. This shot was taken from my hotel room balcony. I was sitting down relaxing in the warm evening air sipping a glass of almond wine and watching the sun set...sigh...

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-30 13:53]

Hi Karan,

What a great capture, it really does look like an eruption, nice to see the silhoelette perfectly black as it really shows up the beautiful colours of the Sunset, and a lovely reminder of your Hols.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Karan,
What a pleasant image!
I like so much the incredible colours got on the sky, the yellow-redish colours looks like so great.
Very good also the backlight on the clouds, it stands up their forms.
I think you were so lucky to have that stunning view from your room.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hi Karan, it seems really fire in the sky, like a volcano, wonderful sunset with splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-30 14:52]

Hi Karen. this is a picture with so much colour. the sky is amazing .lucky you to see it. TFS. well done

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-05-30 16:33]

selam hester; excellent shot of this landscape ,good details presented , the sky is very nice presented, good POV, well captured with splendid colours TFS

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-05-30 17:12]

Hi Karan,
And thinking about us...
Looking sunset is one of the greatest experiences possible. Drinking, taking a shot and posting it add an extra feeling to this beautiful view.
Best regards, José M.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-31 0:17]

Hello Karan

Cool shot.The lighting of the clouds is super.I love the silhouette,wonderful colours.Nicely done.TFS


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-05-31 4:24]
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Hi Karen,

a very nice shot indeed, the almost ochre like colours are quite beautiful and the silhoelette work very well in relation to the clouds. I bet it all seems like an age ago now doesn't it?!

Great work,


Hi Karan,

you're supposed to say that you treked for hours, waited in the blistering heat, and then treked back down in the dark avoiding all sorts of dangers to get the shot.

Back with :)


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-05-31 5:59]

Hi Karan,
Wow.......amazing shot. Beautiful colours of the sky and the cloud formation is just breathtaking. Seems like an eruption of volcanic gases. The silhoette mountain works wonders here and gives it a majestic effect. I wish I could see it with my eyes. Something to behold. Very nicely composed and presented. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-05-31 9:42]

Hi Karan.
Why not a volcano? Looks like it. Nice pictured scene and moment. So impressive sky and clouds as well as the dark (practically black) hill. Super short but nice note. My greetings and TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-31 12:32]

Hi Karan

Hahaha...not a volcano :)) Good thing you mentioned it :))
Again a very moody shot, with charming and well saturated colors.
The silhouette of the peak is lovely and your POV here was indeed great (and also gives the impression that that it's a erupting volcano).
I would be curious of a wider view, maybe ;)

Bravo and TFS

Hi Karan,
You and your Almond wine. It looks like you are hooked to it. Having such a view from a hotel balcony is mavelous. Having such a sunset with that cloud perfectly positioned is priceless. I really love the tabacco colored cloud.

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-31 19:54]

Hi Karan,
you had me fooled specially after all those wonderful Vulcano shost recently.
Lovely sunset composition, the colors and textures are lovely.

bonjour karan
en ce moment tu fais dans la palette de couleur!
avec encore un magnifique ciel et une superbe couleur.felicitations.

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2007-06-01 14:12]

Hello Karan,
A very interesting colour palttee used to present the sunset in all its vivid red and maroon hues.
Good PoV and Composition.
TFS & Cheers

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-06-01 15:09]

Hola Karan,
buen momento para un disparo,
el efecto óptico parece una erupción de este famoso volcán...
bellos colores y pov.

Hello Karan,
An interesting position of that awesome cloud!
The silhouetted mountain contrast well the scenery in the sky, and the texture in the cloud is great...
A lovely atmosphere and as always so much better in real life!
Pablo -

hello Karan

beautiful composition, the black silhoutte over the stunning and colourful cloud has a strong visual atraction

best regards


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