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Earth, Wind, Fire and Water

Earth, Wind, Fire and Water
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Copyright: karan A L (hester) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1320 W: 31 N: 1634] (9994)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-09
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/8, 1/150 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Sicily
Theme(s): Silver Tulip Award [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-24 15:09
Viewed: 3109
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken walking up to the little hilltop village of Castlemola high above Taormina. I liked the view here are it contains all the elements:

Water: the beautiful blue of the sea
Air: the wind blowing the smoke from Etna
Earth: the beautiful green landscape of sicily
Fire: Etna in all her glory

I used a circular polariser to stop the sky from washing out and this also helped me show Etna clearly - she always seems to be covered by a faint haze.

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nice point of view, I like it

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 996 W: 54 N: 31] (5769)
  • [2007-05-24 16:19]

Voilà un cliché qui est une véritable invitation aux vacances.
Bonne journée.

Hi Karan,

Nice capture, excellent POV, I would have made it panoramic for better effect. TFS


Hi Karan...not quite as powerful as your before post but...still a very nice shot, a view I would LOVE to see myself. The comp is very pleasing...lovely colors...rich and natural. Your POV is excellant. Nicely seen and taken Karan!!


merhaba dear karan
beautiful nature and landscape.beautiful depth and mountains.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • BMYNBR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 2 N: 130] (1410)
  • [2007-05-24 19:03]

Great shot, nice comp, and colors.

Hello Karan

A breathtaking view.The shot is well composed with very good balance.Etna really dominates the skyline,and is very impressive.I really like the range of colour.Well done,TFS


A lovely landscape shot - all the classical elements (literally - love the title!), a great POV and great colours. Superb!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Karan,
Superb panorama! Great composition with the volcano on the right upper part of the picture and the sea and coastline on the lower left. A well balance and colourful image my dear. Well done and TFS!

Hello Karen,

I really like this POV well composed and captured photo excllent colors bg POV dOF excllent work

TFs Kyle

Short: Excellent Karan!
The Silver Tulip for this one!!!!


Hi Karan,
Beautiful composition and color tones.Beautiful shot.Thanks for sharing.Well Done.TFS.

Hi Karan,
Another spectacular view where you show the beauty of the island and the vulcano. I like how you included the four elements into one photo.

hello Karan
I wish i could be there to see that wonderful scene by my own eyes ! great POV and depth ! very good light and colours, well composed :)
sunshine, earth wind & fire (reminds me a good funky song) and of course the sea

World is small. I was exactly at th same spot in July 2005.
You can see my photo in the following link:
Taormina was ike a dream. I want to be there now instead of my desk at work. TFS.

Hi Karan :o)
Wonderful panorama ! It invites us to go there :o) Really nice scenery very well caught ; sharpness, colours, and light are superb. Great job ! I am dreaming ....

awesome view. Nicely captured

Best regards, Daniel

splendide paysage qui ravit l'oeil
beaux détails
excellente perspective
jolie lumière sur la neige


Impressive view, I love the colour combination of greenery and blue, its so tranquil, well done,

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-01-22 11:09]

What wonderful scenery you have capyured here Hester.
Thanks for your lovely comments.

I like all the elements you mention in this composition. I'm a lover of "all-inclusive" pictures!
The fact that you have both the volcano top and the seashore makes it a very interesting panorama.

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