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Moon and Teide

Moon and Teide
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Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 52 W: 4 N: 78] (224)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-02-03
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Olympus 740UZ
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2004-09-14 17:48
Viewed: 4322
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Already when I took this shot I had it named Moon and Teide in my head, for the rising full moon and the volcano Teide (3134 m) almost side by side. But the interesting part of the shot is probably the Canarian pines growing in the lavafields. The canarian pine(pinus canariensus) is a very sturdy pine that is essential to the island's ecosystem. The needles trap moisture from the air and introduces water into the ground. The fallen needles are deigned to decay very slowly to avoid other plants from taking advantage of the water supply. Sometimes you see these pines alone and majestic and sometimes in dense forests, but it is rare that you see other vegetation cohabiting with them. The way they grow to considerable heights in lavefields with very little soil is impressive,

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To sandpiper2: Dormanthojper 2 10-01 19:05
To Verti: Dormanthojper 1 09-16 14:48
To danbachmann: something "digital"hojper 1 09-16 14:44
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  • Verti Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 12] (99)
  • [2004-09-14 18:37]
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Nice composition, with the smaller mountain in the front sloping in the opposite direction of the two larger mountains (or what we can see of them).
Interesting landscape, quite barren except for those pine trees. It looks like a hot place. Is the volcano extinct or dormant?

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-09-15 14:20]

Per, I like it especially the bright moon. Interesting landscape and i guess typical of a volcanic region, not that I'd know about these things, I've never been anywhere near a volcano active or otherwise. Anyway good work and nice note, thanks for posting.

An interesting shot and good note, I didn't know the Canaries had volcanoes. Is it still active?

Lovely image of an interesting place. There is something very "digital" here though where the contrasts meet. Perhaps there is a setting on the camera for sharpness and contrast that could be lowered...

Weird landscape for sure.......those were commonly used for xmas trees in USA, they must grow fast in CA.

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