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Drying out

Drying out
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-05
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Cokin P121M
Exposure: f/14.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
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Date Submitted: 2009-10-09 8:23
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Hi again,

Here is another shot from the Mud Volcanoes i visited recently. As i said before, the landscape there is fabulous and offers a huge amount of interesting things for photography. Here you can see another mud cone and the mud that flowed from it and is now drying out.

Same info (like in my previous post) from Wiki:
The Mud Volcanoes are a geological and botanical reservation located in the Berca commune in the Buzău County in Romania. Its most spectacular feature is the mud volcanoes, small volcano-shaped structures typically a few meters high caused by the eruption of mud and volcanic gases.
As the gasses erupt from 3000 meters-deep towards the surface, through the underground layers of clay and water, they push up underground salty water and mud, so that they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, while the gas emerges as bubbles. The mud dries off at the surface, creating a relatively solid conical structure, resembling a real volcano. The mud expelled by them is cold, as it comes from inside the Earth's continental crust layers, and not from the mantle.
The reservation is unique in Romania. Elsewhere in Europe, similar phenomena can be observed in Italy (northern Apennines and Sicily), Ukraine (in the Kerch Peninsula), as well as Azerbaijan.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol. + Cokin P121M ND Grad
Focal Length: 17mm
Shutter Speed: 1 sec.
Metering Mode: Partial metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/14
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 8 AM
Weather conditions: sunny

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2009-10-09 9:02]

Hello Horia

A wonderful pov - you have provided us with a magnificent abstract and also one which tells the viewer how these features are formed. Great work my friend.


Hello Horia
great shot from great POV. composition, light using and frame very nice. many thanks for sharing it with good informative notes. have a nice evening

amazing POV, TFS Ori

Buna Horia,
Foarte bine incadrat peisajul, avand culori cu nuante deosebite.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-09 11:21]

Hello Horia,
Very interesting and special place to photograph. I've never seen such a place in the world. The way you photographed this vulcano is very beautiful with the cracks in the ground in a wonderful composition. Good natural colours, POV and DOF.
Have a good weekend,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-09 12:48]

Hello Horia,
A fine capture of a remarkable volcanic feature, a mud volcano. The perspective is very effective and shows the mud channels and drying mud volcano in a fine way.
An excellent and interesting contribution to the diversity of TN.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-09 15:12]

Hi Horia,this is a great scoop and a great pic too.What a perfect choice of point of view,truely the ebst to show this strange and interesting phenomenon..and there is a magic light inside this perspective too.Thanks for the idea and the perfect realisation,have a nice weekend,Luciano

Buena imagen de este volcan
Buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-10 4:59]

hello Horia,
Again a very impressive picture of the Mud Volcanoes! Amazing sight, these dry rills of grey mud with beautiful patterns. What I love here too are the subtle and fine colors of this lunar landscape. Exellent also the vertical composition. I'm happy that some of the landscape photographers are coming back. Important to see also shots of our environment!
Have a nice weekend

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  • waisum (55)
  • [2009-10-10 8:51]

Hi Horia,
What a wonderful place to view the creation of mother nature.

Hello Horia,
How are you?
It's an outstanding Treknature contribution.
I do like the combination of that Mud Volcanoe's structure and the wide angle's depth in this work. In addition there are these matching colors in a soft evening light. Beautifully done! Educational as well.

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-10-12 23:17]

Hi Horia!

What a pleasure to meet you again! Tell me how you are doing!

As you can imagine, I like your picture very much. The patterns and shapes are superb, and the artistic impact created by this abstract picture is magnificent. I also like the fact that the main lines in the picture point to the summit and in the sky...


Kind regards


Hi Horia,
This one is even more beautiful. I love the vertical composition and the many details in the FG. That single rock does make the FG even more special. The cracked sand and mud gives the entire photo a wonderful and interesting effect. That flow of mud does look awesome.

Hi Horia. I really appreciate the graphic style of your pictures. This one in particular caught my eye with the lighter band of dreid mud leading us in tho the heart of the image. Well composed.

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