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The fight of Mrs Pelée with Poseidon

The fight of Mrs Pelée with Poseidon
Photo Information
Copyright: philippe babelon (bab52) (52)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-06-09
Categories: Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 10D, Canon EF 28-135 IS
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/25 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-01-06 5:16
Viewed: 4743
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Photo taken during a walk near Kilauea's active lava flow in the Big Island of Hawaii.
See the fight of Mrs Pelée, Goddess of the volcanoes, with Poseidon, God of the seas...
New land is created, making the Big Island one of the youngest lands on Earth.

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Impressive sight you've captured here, the battle of the natural elements ;-))
The photo's nice and sharp, but I think I'd have cropped somewhat differently to get the main focus - the molten lava - out of centre. If you were to crop some top and left you'd acquire that, I reckon ;-))

Composition: ****
Sharpness: ***
Color: ****
DOF: ***
POV: ***

Great photo, rare moment.
Well done.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-06 13:39]

Nature at it's rarest and best. Great post. A little more information IMO maybe to make this one the best posts on the site. Good work

Welcome on TN Philippe.

Very strong picture showing the battle between water and fire. The darkness works real good here. Very nice colours, good sharpness and cropping.

Nice shot, very interesting subject, I think this is the first active lava shot in this site, a unique post showing the strenth of "Pelée" as you call it :D
Welome to TN, hope to see more photos and critiques soon.

Bienvenue sur TN, Philippe. Excellent titre pour illustrer ce combat entre l'eau et le feu. La dualité entre la vapeur d'eau et l'eau, séparées par le feu, est très bien mise en photo. Votre présentation en diagonale est attrayante. Très beaux reflets dans la lave refroidie.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-09 0:02]

This is a great shot. I like this momen, the steam as the lava reaches the water and the glow thereof.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Hello Philippe,

another great picture. Lots of motion involved. Would have been nice to see more of
the beach in front!? Anyway - great.


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