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Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Giorgio Mercuri (Photoslave) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 141 W: 0 N: 55] (1199)
Género: Landscapes
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2007-09-11
Categorias: Mountain
Câmara: Fujifilm FinePix S6500fd
Exposição: f/8, 1/350 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2007-09-20 8:32
Visto: 3625
Pontos: 20
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
Image of Etna, the largest european active volcano, an environment full of craters and of colored stones. A unique experience!

Infos from Wikipedia:
"Mount Etna (also known as Mongibeddu in Sicilian and Mongibello in Italian, a combination of Latin mons and Arabic gibel, both meaning mountain[2]) is an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, close to Messina and Catania. It is the largest active volcano in Europe, currently standing about 3,326 m (10,910 ft) high, though it should be noted that this varies with summit eruptions; the mountain is 21.6 m (71 ft) lower now than it was in 1865. It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. Etna covers an area of 1,190 km² (460 square miles) with a basal circumference of 140 km. This makes it by far the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy, being nearly three times the height of the next largest, Mount Vesuvius.

Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanoes in the world and is in an almost constant state of eruption. Although it can occasionally be very destructive, it is not generally regarded as being particularly dangerous,[citation needed] and thousands of people live on its slopes and in the surrounding areas. The fertile volcanic soils support extensive agriculture, with vineyards and orchards spread across the lower slopes of the mountain and the broad Plain of Catania to the south. Due to its history of recent activity and nearby population, Mount Etna has been designated a Decade Volcano by the United Nations."

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Ciao Giorgio! Amazing colors. Amazing Italian sky! Greetings from rainy Poland!

Hello Giorgio,
I like this composition and POV a lot. Tones of colors and contrast are much impressive. Your notes are also very interesting. TFS,

Hello Giorgio,
This is a hostile landscape if any!
But also a landscape of great beauty, the colour of the volcanic soil is amazing...
Interesting point of view and a composition with criss-crossing diagonals!
Pablo -

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  • OHara (0)
  • [2007-09-20 15:28]

Ciao Giorgio,

Wonderful deep blue summertime sky adds to the detail and texture and drama of the image. I particularly like the different hues and the way the plants in the foreground give a sense of perspective from that slope to the next.

Great note too - thank you.

Miffy O'

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2007-09-20 21:54]

Hi Giorgio

I like the almost surrealistic aspect and atmosphere of your picture. Not only the amazing colors, but also the well composed and well captured lines by the different ridges underline this aspect. The little cloud on the left is very important, because it breakes up the almost monotone sky and accentuates the surrealistic aspect.

Maybe the whole picture lacks a bit of brightness, but this is very personal.

Kind regards

ciao giorgio ,
foto dai colori forti e geometrie bellissime , ottimo il punto di ripresa .
ben fatto

Hi Giorgio,

A good POV of the Etna under a beautiful blue sky, the photo has a good composition, DOF and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2007-11-10 3:45]

Hi Giorgio,
Interesting landscape with great colors. Good POV, DOF and composition. TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Giorgio,
Great landscape, really Mars on Earth! It's great to see Etna, most of all on such a gorgeous image. Great colors and POV.
One more thought to the end: either don't crop the plant halfly - or crop it totally. Otherwise an excellent photo. Congrats and tfs. Ciao, László

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-12-03 10:26]

Hi Giorgio

I love the colours of Etna and you you caught them beautifully here. I love the different layers in this shot as well



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