Volcanoes

Challenge #1 in the Art of Earth series. Hosted by luxborealis.
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Volcanoes are spectacular examples of how Earth renews itself in dramatic fashion. In this Challenge, you should submit a photograph of a volcano - either active, dormant or extinct - that best portrays the mood of the mountain. Photographers are asked to keep to the theme of this series by submitting images to illustrate the art inherent in nature using minimal post-capture processing to enhance what is already there.
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Mt. Elbrus
by RAYoung
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Mt. Elbrus is an inactive volcano in the Caucasus mountains of southern Russia. With an elevation of 5,642 meters, it is the highest mountain in Europe and is snow-covered all year long.
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Submitted: Thursday, 22nd October, 2009 19:44 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 13th May, 2009
Focal length: 250 mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 100
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