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Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano
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Copyright: kevin DuBart (dubes14) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 14] (126)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-10-29
Categories: Rain Forest
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, 70 - 300 mm
Exposure: f/4
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-20 3:50
Viewed: 4230
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Arenal volcano in costa rica erupts at dusk. Red hot rocks tumble down the side of the mountain every few minutes. All my shots were taken from my hotel room window at the Observatory Lodge! By far the best place to see the lava flows. My exposure on this one was 30 sec. because I still had a bit of light outside, however, the others were about 1-3 minutes. I found that the 2-3 min ones had a lot of noise though. I think it is best at dusk shooting 30 to 60 sec. range.

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This is even better than the last. There is considerably less noise. The plants help to give an idea of how close to the mountain you are. You can see the long exposer by the star lines that are just starting to form. Nicely done!

Hello Kevin! Wow! Great effect. Wonderful picture. Dangerous shot. Well done!

Hi Kevin,
Good shot of Arenal spouting off.
Could you please share about how long was the exposure and from what direction/lodge were you at? Los Lagos? Looks like you had a great time that night.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
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Hola Kevin. Muy hermosa es esta postal. Creo que aqui se logro una vista espectacular de lo que puede ser la furia de la Naturaleza en todo su esplendor.
Felicidades por tan hermoso regalo que nos muestras.
Saludo Luis52.

Hi Kevin,

Great shot, what an experience to see and be able to capture one of the most impressive sights nature has to offer. And without even leaving the bedroom!!! The 30 second exposure seems to have worked well to me.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful sight! Doug

Hi Kevin

What a great view from the bedroom window, but I think I would rather have my tree at sunrise than a volcano. It was interesting reading your notes thought!


Hi Kevin

Well done and how lucky you were. I was there in December 07 for 5 days and didn't get to see the top as it wa always in cloud.
Well composed and good exposure; its and impressive volcano.


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