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The Four Elements

The Four Elements
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-28
Categories: Seascape, Mountain, Ocean
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Hoya 77mm Super-HMC CPL MCPRO1
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-10-18 3:45
Viewed: 5419
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The four classical elements- Earth, Water, Air, and Fire ...

Taken from our boat early in the morning, the glimpse of a beautiful morning light on a dark clouded day enchants the colors of the orange lava fluids on Santiago island.

*Santiago has a terrain decorated with orange and black lava fluids. The orange ones are the older flows and have more vegetation like Palo Santo forest. The black ones are more recent flows and seem utterly barren. It is a classical volcanic island with a dominant cone top of 1000 meters located in the northwestern side of the island and with many ofther smaller cones.
(Source:Ecuadorian Journeys 2007 )

*The elongated shield volcano of Santiago Island, also known as San Salvador Island or James Island, is dotted with Holocene pyroclastic cones. Fresh-looking lava flows from these cones blanket the flanks of the volcano. The 920-m-high summit ridge, lined with a chain of NW-trending cinder and spatter cones, is located at the NW end of the island. Prominent flank tuff cones occur at the western and eastern coasts of Santiago. The most recent activity at Santiago has been concentrated at the NW and SE ends of the island. The spectacular pahoehoe lava flows at James and Sullivan Bays, on opposite ends of the island, were erupted during historical time. The James Bay flows were dated by fragments of marmalade pots left by buccaneers in 1684 that were subsequently embedded in the lava flows described by Charles Darwin in 1835.

Subregion Name: Galápagos Islands
Volcano Number: 1503-09=
Volcano Type: Shield volcano
Volcano Status: Historical
Last Known Eruption: 1906
Summit Elevation: 920 m 3,018 feet
Latitude: 0.22°S 0°13'0"S
Longitude: 90.77°W 90°46'0"W

(*Source: http://www.volcano.si.edu )

Exposure Time: 1/160
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 400/1 mm
Date Taken: 2007-04-28 07:31
Metering Mode: Pattern

ciccio, fartash, JoseMiguel, kjpweb, janhendrik, nainnain, gracious, Jamesp, scottevers7, Juyona, izler, EOSF1, rousettus, Luis52, XOTAELE, spalaxtr has marked this note useful
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Hoal Selen, atractiva foto y elegante presentación de esta zona tan interesante y peculiar. Debe ser impresionante el poder estar por esta parte tan impresionante del planeta.

Un saludo

José Luis

hello selen,
lovely capture with good notes, the earthen colours of this landscape looks great, the composition is lovely, nice pov,liked the framing too,
tfs & regards

Hello Selen
Very intersting scene you captured,
Perfect composition,lighting and POV,Welldone.


Merhaba Selen,
A very good mix of all this elements.
I like the contrast made by the ground tones against the blues of the sky and water.
Useful and interesting the note also.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
Best regards,

Breathtaking landscape! Well handled exposure and composition! TFS and Cheers, Klaus!

Hi Selen,

A very nice landscape, and I like the note. Well done.


hello selen
magnifique point de vue
bonne netteté, couleurs tres belles,bravo et merci

Merhaba Selen,
This is a beautiful landscape with everything in it!
the clarity is good with wonderful colouration and details
well captured and well seen

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-10-18 14:26]

Hi Selen

These craters are quite amazing and you have captured them very well. The framing is excellent and draws attention to the bleak volcanic landscape.


Hi Selen,
A barren yet beautiful landscape. The distinct layers of water, land, and sky, are well composed here. Colors and detail look excellent. A nice sense of depth to the scene. Nice shot!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-18 20:39]

Hello Selen

A wonderful POV for this shot.The colours are vivid and well saturated.Nicely composed with excellent details.This is an area I am sure not photographed very often.You are lucky to be able to visit this amazing area of the world.TFS


Hello Selen! Wonderful idea, wonderful work. Beautiful landscape. Best regards!

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-10-19 3:18]

Hola Selen,
hoy nuestros trabajos son parecidos,
buen detalle y pov, colores y composición...

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2007-10-20 1:31]

selam selen
oldukca ilginc ve de guzel bir manzara karesi
isik zemine oyle bir gelmiski renkli ve etkileyici bir gorunum olmus
bu kadar element varken 5th element nerde acaba ;)
kompozisyon, isik, renkler ve detaylar harika
eline saglik

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-10-20 7:03]

Hello Helen, very good picture of that wonderful land ! Very good warm light and perfect exposure. Sharp and crisp details ! Well done on the note too. Thanks,


merhaba Selen hanım,
güzel bir kompozisyon ve notlarla dörtlüyü güzel ifade etmişsiniz. netlik, renkler, açı çok güzel. ellerinize sağlık.
Yavruvatan Kıbrıs'tan selamlar.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-10-20 17:40]

Hola Selen. Los cuatro elementos aqui presentes lucen bellamente atravez de tu lente. Muy hermosa la foto. Felicidades. Luis52.

Dear Selen. This must have been a real spectacular sight to see close up. Your attention to the rule of thirds is good here.
Nicely presented.
Keep safe, and keep them coming.

Hola Selen.
Una hermosa vista con detalles fabulosos.
Perfectos tonos y encuadre.
Me gusta el marco que has escogido para esta presentación, por su sencillez.
Saludos, JL.

Selen merhaba,
Çok etkileyici bir fotoğraf, alışık olduğumuz yüzey şekillerine benzemiyor. İlginç bir yermiş. Eline sağlık. Mustafa

Hello Selen,
The somewhat hostile landscape is well depicted!
Fine light and interesting details in the landscape...
I'm trying to figure out some kind of scaling, but it is hard to find a reference!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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