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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Two Extinct Volcanoes
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Auckland has more than twenty extinct volcanoes. Here are Rangitoto Island and Mt.Victoria in Devonport where I live.
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Submitted: Sunday, 25th October, 2009 19:56 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 18th June, 2009
Focal length: 35.01 mm
Shutter speed: 1/320 sec
Aperture: F4.4
ISO: 64
Notes: Burnt in Rangitoto, slight USM
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