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Copyright: Yves Grenier (eev) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-19
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon Eos 300D Digital Rebel, Canon 18-55mm
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Volcanoes and Volcanic Areas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-07-05 10:51
Viewed: 6369
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello again. I am back from a great cycling trip to Southern Italy. One of my stops was the volcanic island of Stromboli. Part of Sicily and sitting way south the island is actively volcanic.

Guided trips are organized to its summit in late afternoon. Leaving at 17:00 hour the climb of this 900 meter volcano takes 3 hours. Once at the top usually at 20:00 or so you plant yourself down in front of the crater and wait for the show. And what a show it is. Very active, Stromboli explodes every 5 to 10 minuites or so with sound and fire that can only be described as awsome. The picture you see is of one of vents exploding at least 100 meters in the air. Nothing in my life prepared me for this display. It comes with my highest recommendation.

I will post more of what I saw in the coming days.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-05 11:06]
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What a moment!!! Absolutely great capture, Yves! Weren't you burning? Anyway, i'm guessing it takes a lot to get there and stay and take pictures while that thing erupts...so my hat's of to you:)
Bravo and TFS

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-07-05 11:23]
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That is spectacular..


One of the italian wonder.
I'm happy you like it.
Nice picture, well composed.


Hi grenier ,

Its great to see such spectacular things happening infront of u , do give more details of the same if u can like do u camp in there all nite and reach back down in morning ? Sure your lucky to witness such event and photgraph the same. Thx for sharing this.


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-07-05 13:27]

Hey Yves,
Wow the rage of Mother Nature, well captured and portrayed here,
great framing :)
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-07-05 13:31]

Hi Yves,
Impressive action here,but dont come too close,well captured with natural colors,


Hi Yves,
wow, what an amazing moment you could capture, I love that fire-fontane, wonderful shot, thanks for sharing
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2006-07-05 14:50]

I have always wanted to go to Stomboli, I have been to Etna which was fabulous but never made it to Stromboli - I am hoping to go next year. This picture has made my mind up

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-07-05 15:15]

That is a fantastic capture, Yves.
It sounds like an awe-inspiring experience, to be right up there during an eruption. Definitely something very special. : )
I have been close to flowing lava in Hawaii, but never that close to a spraying fountain.
Wonderful colors and action and great composition.
TFS. : )

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-07-05 15:43]

what a great capture - definitely something to remember.


Awesome picture! It must be very special to be there and wait for the show! Great colors and composition.
Thanks for sharing!

This is a picture not easy to take. You had to use a sensitive ISO, slow speed and wide apperature. Focus as to be perfect to take this kind of picture. Still, you did a nice job.


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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-02-01 19:18]

Hello Yves,
Very impressive picture of that dramatic moment. I like it for that extreme contrast reducing colours only to black and fire tones.
Best greetings and TFS!

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-02-04 3:57]

Hi Yves,

it's again me, but your pictures are amazing. This eruption is marvellous - I'd love to see such an eruption, too. I've seen one in Ecuador but only hot steam and lava from far far away.


Fantastic light show. You've captured the grandure of a volcanic expolosion so nicely. The deep black background adds a rich contrast to the brilliant oranges and golds. Well done.

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