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Taken, hand held, from our hotel balcony in Sorrento last week.
Mount Vesuvius is 14 miles, as the crow flies, from where I was standing.
The sun was at the correct angle to light up the the inside of the caldera, which I was pleased about!
I've done quite a bit of work on the image in Lightroom and PS and I'm reasonably pleased with the outcome.
We walked around the edge of the caldera nearest to the camera - that was quite an experience!
You could see one or two fumaroles inside the caldera - just to remind you that there's still a bit of life smoldering away!!!
I'll post some images I took at the top over the next few days.
Many appreciative thanks for all views, votes and comments on my 'Capri Sunset' upload!SmileSmile
Have a great day.

Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mount Vesuvius
Username:DicksPics DicksPics
Uploaded:10 Oct 2013 - 9:48 AM
Tags:Italy, Landscape / travel, Sorrento, Vesuvius, Volcano
Votes:62
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briantjjones
10 Oct 2013 - 10:05 AM

Richard, A fine image given the distance you were away. I've got the same lens and they are fantastic. I look forward to seeing the shots from the rim and it still demonstrates the power of nature!

Brian J.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:23 AM

Spectacular sight Richard....what a different view this is from the Sorrento on the coast near Melbourne Australia....look forward to the rest

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Nikonuser1
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10 Oct 2013 - 10:52 AM

A great capture of this very famous volcano Richard, hard to image that it destroyed Pompei and Herculeum in Roman timesSmile


Cliff

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
10 Oct 2013 - 11:22 AM

Excellent image Richard !! Looking forward to the inside view GrinGrinGrinGrin

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achieverswales
10 Oct 2013 - 11:34 AM

I have some old photographs of when I climbed to the top Richard, glad I have them as would be impossible to do the climb now, you have done a great job with the processing, Lightroom 5 is now very powerful, love the image.


Regards

Trev.

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10 Oct 2013 - 12:03 PM

Incredible view of the volcano, look forward to seeing some more.Smile

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DixClix
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10 Oct 2013 - 12:15 PM

This is an excellent image, ****, well worth all the effort! The cloud above the volcano almost looks to be exuding from the top! It does look a desolate place to visit and is obviously still quite dangerous.
(I don't know about "fumaroles" but that's what you get from walking around the crater rim!)
Mick

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Gavin_Duxbury
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10 Oct 2013 - 12:27 PM

Great image and it sounds like you are a bit of a vulcanologist.

I have passed it and been relativily close to it, but not up it. Can't wait to see more.

Regards.

Gavin

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RonnieAG
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10 Oct 2013 - 12:34 PM

Great telephoto shot: and what an experience to be up there on the edge of the caldera........as long as all was quiescent volcanically.
R.

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Tish1
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10 Oct 2013 - 12:50 PM

What! you didn't get a shot of it actually exploding? I am so disappointed Richard GrinGrin.............. Disappointed I wasn't there taking this shot, BlushBlush what an image to have. You may have worked on it, but the quality must be there because even Light room and PS can't hide a bad image and this clearly is not a bad image.

Am I jealous? well, I might be, just a little.


Tish

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LynneJoyce
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10 Oct 2013 - 12:57 PM

Wow, what an impressive view. I couldn't resist a tweak though.

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danbrann
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10 Oct 2013 - 1:00 PM

Tremendous. What a good capture.

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barbarahirst
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10 Oct 2013 - 1:00 PM

Its a great place isnt it?
Tho' last time I was there was in the 70's
Bet it has changed a bit... tho' I took the same photo when I was there....Wink

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10 Oct 2013 - 1:39 PM

The giant zit...

A wonderful capture of this famous Volcano...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Rende
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10 Oct 2013 - 1:44 PM

Beautiful shot Richard; I'm looking forward to the close-ups!
Rende

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Jenny-D
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10 Oct 2013 - 2:04 PM

What a great view you had... fabulous image Richard.

Jenny Smile

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CarolG
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10 Oct 2013 - 2:25 PM

An excellent capture of this 'icon', Richard. Carol

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fificat100
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10 Oct 2013 - 2:40 PM

A super shot. One to treasure.

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TrevBatWCC
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10 Oct 2013 - 3:44 PM

Amazing shot, Richard....and it looks so calm and peaceful, too Wink
Trev Smile

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Irishkate
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10 Oct 2013 - 4:04 PM

Excellent image Richard and well done for getting so close.
Looking forward to those from the rim.
Must say I like Lynne's mod - is it true to what you saw?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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10 Oct 2013 - 4:07 PM

It's all been said Richard and I totally agree - a superb piece of photography.
Joan.

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10 Oct 2013 - 4:08 PM

Fabulous capture of Vesuvius!
George

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ali63
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10 Oct 2013 - 4:39 PM

Wow what an experience to walk so close to this Volcano, I look forward to seeing the other images,

Ali Smile

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Trev_B
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10 Oct 2013 - 4:42 PM

Well done ****... a wonderful view of a super part of he world.

Trev

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10 Oct 2013 - 4:51 PM

I once went to Tenerife and Mount Teide....... can you believe it was shutTongueTongueTongueSad
Great image.
Diane

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Caziwinkles
10 Oct 2013 - 5:12 PM

A superb image Richard - a fantastic shot especially given the distance you were from it.
Look forward to more like this. Smile

Carol

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10 Oct 2013 - 5:33 PM

wow you are very brave to walk on it greaty shot and editing i don't have a scooby doo were to start when it comes to editing

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10 Oct 2013 - 5:41 PM

Thanks to everyone for their very kind and supportive comments!
And thanks to Lynne for the 'not unexpected' modification which I was secretly hoping for!!SmileSmile
It adds a lot more definition and contrast - just what I wanted but didn't quite manage to achieve!
It was quite hazy when I took the original and wanted the image to have more 'punch' - Lynne has achieved this!!
Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 10 Oct 2013 - 5:43 PM

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10 Oct 2013 - 7:25 PM


Quote: Richard, A fine image given the distance you were away. I've got the same lens and they are fantastic. I look forward to seeing the shots from the rim and it still demonstrates the power of nature!

+1

Great image, Richard.

Den

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10 Oct 2013 - 7:53 PM

A great imageSmile
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10 Oct 2013 - 8:07 PM

A really lovely landscape with that volcano.
Ju

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10 Oct 2013 - 9:34 PM

Lovely image Richard, beautifully captured and presented

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10 Oct 2013 - 10:14 PM

Thanks Richard nice write up must be amazing to look into the inside of a volcano.

Aidan,,

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10 Oct 2013 - 10:21 PM

You are so lucky to have such a great view of volcano, Richard. Superb capture.
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11 Oct 2013 - 7:25 PM

Great image

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11 Oct 2013 - 9:04 PM

A brilliant shot Richard, I can not believe how far away you were..Lin

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12 Oct 2013 - 12:58 AM

An amazing image, Richard. It's taken so well.

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12 Oct 2013 - 5:54 AM

gorgeous image, .. superbly posed and captured ..

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12 Oct 2013 - 12:29 PM

Very impressive, good view point! Grin
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12 Oct 2013 - 4:38 PM

A stunner Richard and so pleased it behaved while you were there

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13 Oct 2013 - 7:14 PM

What a privilege Richard, thanks for sharing it with us.
M

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15 Oct 2013 - 5:25 PM

Another shot from your butlins room Wink . Nice image must have been amazing to view in real life

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