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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Seascape, Mountain, Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya 77mm Super-HMC CPL MCPRO1
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favourites, Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas, Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-09 8:55
Viewed: 4504
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Geologising in a volcanic country is most delightful; besides the interest attached to itself, it leads you into most beautiful and retired spots... Some of the craters, sur-mounting the larger islands, are of immense size, and they rise to a height of between three and four thousand feet. Their flanks are studded by innumerable smaller orifices. I scarcely hesitate to affirm, that there must be in the whole archipelago at least two thousand craters. These consist either of lava and scoriae, or of finely- stratified, sandstone - like tuff.Most of the latter are beautifully symmetrical; they owe their origin to eruptions of volcanic mud without any lava."

*from Charles Darwin,
Voyage of the Beagle, 1835

Cinder Cones in Bartolome Island
In my point of view Bartolome is one of the most beautiful islands in Galapagos. The view and the volcanic formations are amazing. The walk through this small island (Area: 1.2 square km) is surreal, taking you through recent volcanic eruptions and Mars-like landscape. It's a walk through evolution, comparing the beginnings of Bartolome to the more developed islands in the Archipelago.

In the photo you can see the cinder cones (the island behind is the Santiago Island). These are normally found further inland than tuff cones, and on the flanks of the main volcano. They are often termed ‘parasitic cones’ , and are frequently nearly perfect cone shapes. Cinder cones are the result of very explosive eruptions, where there is a lot of gas in the magma, which expands rapidly as the magma comes to the surface. The cinder or scoria is used on the inhabited islands to make roads, which are very dusty when dry.

Source: Wildlife of the Galapagos
Julian Fitter,Daniel Fitter,David Hosking
Princeton Pocketguides, ISBN 0-691-10295-3

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Trek Earth'te gördüğüm aynı yerden çektiğin fotoğrafından daha farklı bir sunum olmuş.Tebrikler Selen

Hi Selen,
Great picture and excellent point of view, veruy nice perspective of the horizon.
Good light and pretty colours. Good shot...!

Doğal renkler ve güzel kompozisyon 10-22 ile senin yaratıcılığın sayesinde iyi bir iş ortaya çıkmış,açıklamaların fotoğraflarına ayrı bir deger katıyor paylaşımın için teşekkürler Selen.

Hi Selen
Excellent view of this magnificent place which I have plan to visit some day :)

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-05-09 12:02]

Hi Selen

I remember these splatter cones very well. They are an excellent group and you have captured them very well. The colours and forms are excellent.


Hi Selen,
What a privilege to visit this surreal island; very beautiful wide angle shot!

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2007-05-09 13:41]

Bonsoir Selen
Superbe composition ça fait très envie de visiter !
Bravo et merci pour le partage.
Amicalement Robi

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-09 14:19]

Hello Selen, anothe fantastic photo, this time you managed to capture this Galapagos landscape perfectly. the collors and composition are amazing, great POV and sharpness..well done..

Hi Selene,
Another stunning view!
You were blessed with that good weather there, that let you got this unequalled pictures.
This wide angular view of the Bartolomé island is just great, with that almost redish tones on the craters and the contrast with the intense blues from ocean and sky.
A great composition without any doubt!
And very interesting the note also.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-05-09 16:27]

Hello Selen,
Amazing landscape with excellent color and features. Your composition and focus has presented us a lovely image.

You sure did have some nice weather for your Galapagos adventure. Thanks for sharing so much with us. What are the little white markers in the lower left? I'm glad you had your wide angled lens for this nice sharp image.

Evelynn : )

Beautiful colours and interesting volcanic earthy textures mixing with the sea. Great sharpness and nice presentation.

Cheers, Petru

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-05-10 4:12]

Hello Selen,
It must be a wonderful experience to see these islands. This view is really beautiful and interesting. I love the colours and the depth of focus and sharpness are brilliant.
Very interesting note too!
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Selen
Wonderful lanscape from Bartolome Island,
Great composition and lighting,
Excellent colors and framing,
Informative note.


Hi Selene,
Lovely picture of the Galapagos, thereds and browns are very striking in colors for the terrain. I almost went there back in 2002, I will eventually go when time permits. :)

Hola Selen, por unos instantes me poareció estar contemplando un paisaje de la isla de Lanzarote, pero nada mas lejos...
Bella panorámica, saludos, JL.

Hi Selen.
I love the dramatic nature of this landscape. beautiful colour, composition and POV. Very well done.
Regards, Steve.

Selen merhaba , Su olmasa Mars tan bir fotoğraf diye yutturabilirdin :) , nefis bir " Natürmort " olmuş , Sakallı Akbaba yuvasına puan vermediğin için ( Puan önemli değilde desteklemediğini gösterdin ) çok teşekkür ederim .

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