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Mount Doom
3rd PlaceMount Doom
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2010-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Iceland
Date: May 13, 2010
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 250
Shutter: 30 sec
Galleries: Sky, Landscape
Date Uploaded: May 31, 2010

Mount Doom - Volcano Eyjafjallajökull on May 13th. Lightnings striking through the black ash moody sky above the erupting crater. Steam "skull" figure rising from the melting Gígjökull glacier while 1000°C hot lava bursts it's way down the glacier.

More shots from the volcano

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 380
Avg (all users): 6.9855
Avg (commenters): 8.5000
Avg (participants): 6.9905
Avg (non-participants): 6.9697
Views since voting: 12491
Views during voting: 250
Votes: 138
Comments: 33
Favorites: 28 (view)


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08/02/2010 04:33:41 AM
That is an awesome image - of course congrats on the 3rd but I agree that you were robbed!!
06/13/2010 04:14:35 AM
You were absolutely robbed! How the hell does a woman kissing a baby's toes beat lightning striking an erupting volcano?????? I'd score this a 15!
06/10/2010 11:54:47 AM
Amazing capture.
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06/09/2010 09:51:25 PM
Pretty nice ~!
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06/09/2010 04:01:47 AM
I'd love to see the high res version of this. In fact I'd love to have a 1920x1200 wallpaper version of it :)
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06/08/2010 08:25:36 PM
this is awesome!
by the way, 4 ribbons out of 8 entries??!! holy sh*t! you're coming in like a storm!
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06/08/2010 05:48:04 PM
ahh skarpi....you did it again. congrats :)
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06/08/2010 03:24:02 PM
Congrats! Well deserved:-)
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06/08/2010 03:02:11 PM
Góður. Meistari Skarpi.
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06/08/2010 02:16:54 PM
Amazing, dramatic photo. Appropriate title! I will check out your flickr portfolio soon. Congratulations on your ribbon.

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06/08/2010 01:05:38 PM
I just caught that your title, like mine, is inspired by The Hobbit. :) Congrats on the yellow with an awesome shot!
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06/08/2010 12:53:41 PM
Really love the eerie feeling I get from this. Congratualtions on the yellow.
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06/08/2010 12:02:17 PM
What a fascinating scene. Such a breathtaking capture - love all the natural elements here. Congrats on the ribbon!
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06/08/2010 11:29:19 AM
Thanks for your comments all!

This is one of my last shots from the world wide beloved volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland, which erupted from April 14 to May 23. As the volcano beeing cooling down, it's good news for traveling by air, so if you're interested in brand new landscape, this is the change. Anyway, it's pretty hard to go back to "ordinary" landscape shots after these two months of adventures around the volcanoes in Iceland.

Cheers, Skarpi

Message edited by author 2010-06-08 11:30:01.
06/08/2010 11:21:56 AM
Brilliant. I'm so glad I upped my vote at the last minute. Congrats.
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06/08/2010 10:46:47 AM
Just Awesome!
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06/08/2010 09:50:53 AM
Spectacular and dramatic image, I could sit and look at it for hours. Congrats on your VERY well deserved ribbon.
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06/08/2010 08:08:52 AM
Congrats on your Yellow Ribbon. Amazing capture!!
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06/08/2010 07:07:57 AM
damn, this is one cool photograph
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06/08/2010 07:06:29 AM
Awesome shot! Truly spectacular. Congrats on the yellow!
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06/08/2010 06:21:06 AM
this is for GOLD ribbon!!!
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06/08/2010 02:02:33 AM
congrats Scarpi on another fantastic shot! you were robbed, LOL.
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06/08/2010 12:57:35 AM
Extraordinary image. One of the best I've seen of this event. Congrats on your ribbon!
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06/08/2010 12:49:42 AM
Pretty awesome stuff from such a naughty volcano that disrupted all those flights in Europe.:-)
Congratulations on the ribbon.
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06/08/2010 12:10:19 AM
Fantastic timing and wonderful capture of nature's splendor.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2010 08:12:31 AM
My top pick! hope to see it get blue. fantastic image
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06/05/2010 09:42:36 PM
Stunning. Love the dark colors in this picture. 9
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06/05/2010 12:37:03 AM
10. Wow.

Very nice - just about perfect really.
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06/04/2010 10:08:14 PM
I love the mood, colours and feel of this shot. And of course, great capture. My pick for the challenge. 10!
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06/04/2010 02:04:01 AM
Looks like something out of a Frankenstein movie.
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06/02/2010 06:45:32 AM
almost a fantasy, almost a nightmare
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06/01/2010 02:12:58 PM
cool
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06/01/2010 02:58:32 AM
Wow!
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