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sleeping Giant
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Copyright: Sky Fa (SkyF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000
Categories: Mountain
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-19 7:10
Viewed: 5810
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ok now I am digging deep into my archives, but I thought this might be interesting to share. Picture was taken out of a helicopter.
I thought I did scan this from a print but my mistake, in fact it is a shot with my old Agfa sorry about the misinformation. Mind you while searching all the back up files I did find all the other shots of this trip and will share a few more with you.

Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

The volcano erupted in June 1991 after 635 years of dormancy, and produced the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century.
The effects of the eruption were felt worldwide.
It injected large amounts of aerosols into the stratosphere—more than any eruption since that of Krakatoa in 1883. Over the following months, the aerosols formed a global layer of sulfuric acid haze. Global temperatures dropped by about 0.5 °C (0.9 °F), and ozone destruction increased substantially.

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Hi Sky,
Who cares that it is a scanned photo with slightly less of a high quality. I still think its still good. The fact that you were in a helicopter capturing such a stunning view simply makes me jealous. The color of the water is just amazing. I've seen simular colored water when I visited some sleeping vulcano's when I visited the Azores.
The details in the photo are very good and the helicopter view is spectacular. The cloud cover gave the entire photo a nice misterious look that fits perfectly with the subject.

Hello Sky!
This picture is simply monumental! Great colours of water, very dramatic mountains and very nice POV! All these things make here an interesting composition what together with informative note give a splendid presentation!
TFS and best greetings,

PS. Bravo for quality of scanned picture :>

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-04-19 7:46]

Hi Sky.
I like your very impressive photo with amazing pictured scene and excellent POV. The quality of the shot is very good. Main point is you managed to reflect the atmosphere of captured place. Amazing lights and shadows, colour palette and details. I also like your cropping and framing of the shot. Excellent done and TFS.

Absolutely worth sharing, and the quality is quite good in my opinion.
Quite relevant as only the day before yesterday I watched a documentary on this very volcano blowing its load. Its hard to believe that this beautiful pool helped with the initial eruption. Isn't nature amazing.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2007-04-19 8:10]

Hello Sky,
Good idea to dig in your archives. No problem with quality. This shot is interesting and beautiful. Great color of water and strange atmosphere in this impressive place. Next time by foot and not helicopter ;-)
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Sky

Félicitation pour cette belle prise de vue de ce beau mont.La montagne est dans les nuages est très belle ainsi que la couleur de l'eau au creu de ces rochers.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Hola Sky,
Precioso el punto de vista captado de este paisaje volcanico. Saludos
José Ramón

Hi Sky,
A stunning scene. Nice seeing this famous Mount Pinatubo. Thanks for sharing this difficult to reach place. I can see nothing but mountains to the end of horizon.

Hallo Sky,
so ein unwirkliches Blau, tolle Farbe. Dein Standpunkt am Kraterrand muss traumhaft gewesen sein.
Viele Grüße

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2007-04-19 8:49]

Hello Sky,
beautiful image with stunning blue colours of the blue vulcanic lake. As a geologist once told me it seems that it has to do with the reflection of sunlight on particles.
A well composed image with beautiful colours.
Regards, Jacob

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-04-19 9:16]

Hola Sky,
una magnífica foto y
bella presentación de esta cadena de montañas,
la vista del lago interior es mravillosa,
El Pinatubo un volcán que duerme, pero de enorme peligro.
saludos y genial disparo.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-04-19 10:02]

Impressive and most beautiful shot of this sleeping beauty. I like very much the point of view and composition with the beautiful blue colors of the waters and the clouds on the summit.
Beautiful presentation and good note too.
My compliments and best regards

Hi Sky,
the blue colours and the light is beautiful.
Very fine details and the DOF is good too.
The quality is very good for a scanned picture.
Well done.

Hello Sky I was in the Phillippines a few weeks ago after seeing this lovely shot I wish it was a pleasure visit rather than another business trip. What a gorgeous view and well composed perfect POV from the air. nice colours and sharpness tfs rgds Necip.

Bellos colores y magníficos contrastes.
Agradable escena Sky.
Saludos, JL.

Hello Sky
What a great landscape,
Perfect compo and lighting,
Superb shot.

Good Luck

Hello Sky,
This is interesting and a good image!
Maybe Mt Pinatubo isn't the most beautiful of the Philippines volcanos, but of course the resent history makes it interesting...
I think this is the first image I have seen before the eruption in 1991, but an Australian posted a capture of the early stages of the actual eruption in TrekEarth...
Pablo -

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-04-19 14:57]

wow Sky

What a sight! That is a stunning landscape. Good composition showing the shape of the crater effectively. Wonderful colours in the water



wonderful photo, excellent view on this beautiful place.
great colors.

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2007-04-19 16:30]

Hi Sky. Very interesting as first time i have seen this sort of perspective of this famous volcano. You must have enjoyed this flying trip to such a place. Excellent notes. Murray.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-04-19 22:10]

Hello Sky,
Thanks for sharing this excellent and interesting capture and great note, good job.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-04-20 5:19]

Hi Sky

Archive or not, this is most impressive!!!
The fact that this is taken from a chopper is interesting alone for me :) (i used to be very passionate about them when i was a little boy) :))
The view from up here is breathtaking and this volcano sure looks fearsome! The perspective is amazing and the light and colors complete the mood here perfectly.

Bravo and TFS

Hello Sky,
Fantastic aerial shot, capturing the awsome outlook of the area in the vicinity of a volcano in Philippines.
It is a wonderful scan retaining the original tones, colors and shades of this stunning capture.
Best regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-04-20 8:21]

Hi Sky,
What a view! It seems from other planet. Good notes also.
TFS, José M.

This is an impressive POV Sky! Those colors are stunning and exposure is superb! This is a kind of scenery we don't see often. Your notes are very interesting too. Thanks!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-20 23:28]

Hello sky

Wow.love the colours.The POV is awesome.Well focused with great details.TFS


Hi Sky,
diese Farbe ist unglaublich - einfach toll! Was für eine schöne Landschaft und die Spitzen in den Wolken machen eine mystische Atmosphäre - ein Platz der Götter, oder so!
Vielen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Magadang Umaga! Well we see why your handle is SKY! ;) Very nice PoV, J.

Hello Sky

Magnificient view with stunning water colour.
A very good light bewteen the clouds and the blue sky giving strange shapes in the water surface



Hi, Sky.
This is very nice view and the colors are impressive. Though some quality is paid to the scan, such kind of photos are worth to save.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-23 17:19]

Hello Sky,
Thanks for this beautiful image. The contrast between these dark rocks and that inviting blue water is amazing. Very nice aerial POV and perspective. And you did a very good job with the scanning. Very good informative note.
Best greetings!

Hi Sky,
Beautiful lake and good compo, simple beautiful and lovely colors.Well done.TFS.

Amazing colors and great notes. I feel like I'm taking a course in geology as I look through your gallery. Wonderful composition - the ring/crater surrounded by the peaks. Amazing!!

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  • Peppe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 4 N: 45] (188)
  • [2008-03-24 11:14]

Hi Sky!

Thank you for sharing this, I never had time to visit this place while in the philippines. Volcanoelakes are always beautiful and this is no exception.
Very nice depth and the details around the lake are excellent!
This must have been a very nice flight.


Hallo Sky
What a spectacular view of this vulcano. Excellent sharpness and clarity. The lake's color is just wonderful. A fantastic piece of nature, well presented here. Very impressing and beautiful to look at the opening that are so well exposed. An amazing landscape, looks like a place where a spaceship of some kind out of a sci-fi movie would land. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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