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22 Sep 2009 10:33PM
Thats an amazing shot.

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9 10 10 England
22 Sep 2009 10:47PM
Amazing - any info available?
Trout_Man 9 1 30 Wales
22 Sep 2009 10:49PM

Quote:Thats an amazing shot.

Have to agree, well captured Geoff.
taso 14 2 Canada
23 Sep 2009 3:29AM
I love this. Good job
andy_AHG 9 106 6 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2009 9:12AM
WOW! I don't use that term often, but this image deserves it!

MikeTheMason 8 8 1
23 Sep 2009 1:06PM
Thanks everyone for comments and votes.

Joan, it was the Fernandina Island eruption in the Galapagos. This was taken around 1o'clock on the morning of the 13th April this year off our boat the Cachalote (Experience trip through Exodus).

This was taken with 350D (lens at 17mm, Av, 1/60 sec, f/2.8, exp. comp. -2) converted to IR so much more red than pics taken with my 400D. Took plenty of shots in the hours approaching the island but my highest ISO being 1600 most had too much noise and camera movement for good results. Got four reasonable pics though. My Dad has a 40D so he did a bit better. We got within a mile of the island and could feel the heat on our faces.

This shot was cropped slightly and straightened in PS then I used Neat Image to deal with the worst of the noise and sharpen it a bit then Easy Thumbnails was used to resize and sharpen even more.

Cheers, Mike.
25 Sep 2009 8:50PM
Lovely atmospheric image
James_C 8 36 56 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 3:53PM
Fantastic shot Mike - very impressed. I tried to take a hand held of Stromboli from a boat at night time with very mediocre results so fully appreciate the difficulties and what an achievement your shot is.


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