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Mount Vesuvius

By DicksPics
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.


Tags: Italy Volcano Sorrento Vesuvius Landscape and travel

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10 Oct 2013 10:05AM
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 Plus
5 367 6 Australia
10 Oct 2013 10:23AM
Spectacular sight Richard....what a different view this is from the Sorrento on the coast near Melbourne Australia....look forward to the rest
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 10:52AM
A great capture of this very famous volcano Richard, hard to image that it destroyed Pompei and Herculeum in Roman timesSmile

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
10 Oct 2013 11:22AM
Excellent image Richard !! Looking forward to the inside view GrinGrinGrinGrin
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Oct 2013 11:34AM
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.


capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 12:03PM
Incredible view of the volcano, look forward to seeing some more.Smile

DixClix 9 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 12:15PM
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!)
10 Oct 2013 12:27PM
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.


RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 12:34PM
Great telephoto shot: and what an experience to be up there on the edge of the long as all was quiescent volcanically.
Tish1 Plus
5 16 4 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 12:50PM
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.

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 12:57PM
Wow, what an impressive view. I couldn't resist a tweak though.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
10 Oct 2013 1:00PM
Tremendous. What a good capture.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 1:00PM
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
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 1:39PM
The giant zit...

A wonderful capture of this famous Volcano...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
10 Oct 2013 1:44PM
Beautiful shot Richard; I'm looking forward to the close-ups!
10 Oct 2013 2:04PM
What a great view you had... fabulous image Richard.

Jenny Smile
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Oct 2013 2:25PM
An excellent capture of this 'icon', Richard. Carol
10 Oct 2013 2:40PM
A super shot. One to treasure.

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Oct 2013 3:44PM
Amazing shot, Richard....and it looks so calm and peaceful, too Wink
Trev Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:04PM
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?
9 10 10 England
10 Oct 2013 4:07PM
It's all been said Richard and I totally agree - a superb piece of photography.
10 Oct 2013 4:08PM
Fabulous capture of Vesuvius!
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:39PM
Wow what an experience to walk so close to this Volcano, I look forward to seeing the other images,

Ali Smile
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
10 Oct 2013 4:42PM
Well done ****... a wonderful view of a super part of he world.

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:51PM
I once went to Tenerife and Mount Teide....... can you believe it was shutTongueTongueTongueSad
Great image.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 5:12PM
A superb image Richard - a fantastic shot especially given the distance you were from it.
Look forward to more like this. Smile

10 Oct 2013 5:33PM
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
10 Oct 2013 5:41PM
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!!
10 Oct 2013 7:25PM

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!


Great image, Richard.

netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
10 Oct 2013 7:53PM
A great imageSmile
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:07PM
A really lovely landscape with that volcano.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 9:34PM
Lovely image Richard, beautifully captured and presented

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
10 Oct 2013 10:14PM
Thanks Richard nice write up must be amazing to look into the inside of a volcano.

10 Oct 2013 10:21PM
You are so lucky to have such a great view of volcano, Richard. Superb capture.
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2013 7:25PM
Great image
11 Oct 2013 9:04PM
A brilliant shot Richard, I can not believe how far away you were..Lin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
12 Oct 2013 12:58AM
An amazing image, Richard. It's taken so well.
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
12 Oct 2013 5:54AM
gorgeous image, .. superbly posed and captured ..
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 12:29PM
Very impressive, good view point! Grin
termite53 5 8 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2013 4:38PM
A stunner Richard and so pleased it behaved while you were there
Potra 5 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 7:14PM
What a privilege Richard, thanks for sharing it with us.
kel55 6 8 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2013 5:25PM
Another shot from your butlins room Wink . Nice image must have been amazing to view in real life

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