The Violent Volcano

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    I thought this mountain and cloud formation was too perfect to ignore. Clouds always do strange things when they pass over mountains, but this one seemed particularly violent and unexpected.

    This is not actually a volcano. it's just a regular old mountain in the Andes that had a nice little volcanic shape. I skirted around it for a while (skirting is quite a trek at this radius), until the angle seemed about right... although I had to skirt fast before the clouds changed. I have always wanted to take a photo of a volcano that is erupting. I climbed up part of a volcano that was erupting in Costa Rica, and you could see the red rocks, but I got absolutely zero good shots. Oh well... some day!

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    1. ftoomschb - I block industrial-strength followers 72 months ago | reply

      The cloud looks almost sentient. Very cool image and treatment, Trey.

    2. GR58 72 months ago | reply

      wow..great shot!!

    3. vszy 72 months ago | reply

      wonderful landscape

    4. fedepo18 72 months ago | reply

      You´re travelling argentina??

      Come visit rosario and join me for a beer !

    5. krazykid933 72 months ago | reply

      Continually amazing! Id amo!

    6. Jenny Barnes Photography 72 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Makes My Bones Sing ~Com 3~, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      It may not be a volcano but is sure is dramatic and stunningly beautiful!

    7. Claudio Branch [deleted] 72 months ago | reply


    8. Thelonious Gonzo 72 months ago | reply

      Who arranges for spectacular stuff to happen when your about to take a shot? I gotta meet that guy.

    9. DanielStrSantos 52 months ago | reply

      I really believed that's a true volcano!
      Amazing shot bro!

    10. 51 months ago | reply

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    11. Gislaadt Art 49 months ago | reply

      Excellent job, bravo !!

    12. Outlaw Pete 65 47 months ago | reply

      Your Work is OUTSTANDING !


      (Post 1 ~ Award 1)

    13. EduardoROlivera 47 months ago | reply

      Your Work is OUTSTANDING !


      (Post 1 ~ Award 1)

    14. U-Mont 47 months ago | reply

      Your Work is OUTSTANDING !


      (Post 1 ~ Award 1)

    15. Marsmart 32 months ago | reply

      Perfect image great sky beautiful mountains!

    16. Glenn Franco Simmons 7 months ago | reply

      When I came across this photo, I could instantly tell it was yours. Didn't need to see the name. Great photo.

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