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Special view for the Vulcano

Special view for the Vulcano
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Copyright: Mario Barral (pikas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 9 N: 277] (1105)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-27
Categories: Nature
Camera: Olympus mju 600
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-19 5:50
Viewed: 2673
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
Mount Teide or, in Spanish, El Teide, is an active though dormant volcano which last erupted in 1909 from the El Chinyero vent on the Santiago (northwestern) rift and is located on Tenerife, Canary Islands. The volcano and its surrounds comprise the Teide National Park (Parque Nacional del Teide in Spanish). The park has an area of 18900 ha and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO[1] on June 29, 2007.

At 3718 m above sea level, and approximately 7500 m above the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, Teide is the highest mountain in Spain and the highest point in the Atlantic Ocean. (Note: The actual summit stands 3 metres (10 ft) higher than the triangulation station, and associated bench mark, which has an altitude of 3,715 m (12,188 ft)). The island of Tenerife itself is the third largest volcanic ocean island on Earth by volume. Teide is also the third highest volcano on a volcanic ocean island. It is also unstable and possibly in a more advanced stage of deformation and failure than the much publicised Cumbre Vieja. The United Nations Committee for Disaster Mitigation have designated Teide as a Decade Volcano. It is considered to be the 13th most dangerous volcano in the world due to its proximity to several major towns and the nearby city of Puerto de la Cruz.

Teide together with its neighbour Pico Viejo and Montaña Blanca forms the Central Volcanic Complex.

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I like the low POV Mario. I also like the concept of showing the foreground and the distant peak. Nice work.
Perhaps a touch more off center of the peak would of been better?
Also the chair in the right lower corner is a bit distracting.
Nicely captured blue sky though. TFS.
- Vincent

Dear Mario Barral!
Very original point of view.
Original composition.
Nice take.

Bonjour Mario,
Un point de vue excepetionnel de cette terrasse sur ce volcan endormi!!!
Chut, il ne faut surtout pas le réveillé!!!

Hi Mario
I was me too in this beautiful place , look on my spain photos
this is really wonderful place and I like your shot for the pov and composition
very nice

Hi Mario,
Interesting POV and an artistic composition. Ashtray and volcanic ash are not so far wawy :).
Goos shot with a simple but nicse frame! TFS.

Boa noite Mario
Gosto da composição e da originalidade dado fundo cénico. Bem visto. Parabéns.
Um abraço


una composición interesante te felicito

Hello Mario

different perspektif.
Nice komposition.
Well done.


Hi Mario
Wonderful capture
Good colors and clarity
Excellent composition

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-08-20 1:45]


Très belle image, très belle fa4on originale de nous présenter ce fameux volcant, superbe., blan et blanc, très bien vu.

Bravo et amitié


I love this photo
This has great colours
Great POV

Hello Pikas,
El Teide looks impressive from a distance with interesting cone. The low pov allows the viewer a refreshing yet uncommon vista of the scene. Well done. Danilo

Ola Mario

Um belo Natural Framing!
A formação rochosa do pico é bonita
fotografia com vários elementos.
Até uma pobre e solitaria pomba passeia pelas
mesas e cadeiras vazias.
Bonita as cores.


Olá Mário,

Que foto fantástica. Excelente POV, boa composição.



Hi Mario,
Could you ask for a nicer view? I don't think so. I love this huge volcano in the BG. The composition is good as well. Nice work.

Hello Mario

A wonderful POV here and very nice perspective. I ahve to agree with Vincent about the central placement and the distracting chair but overall a lovely posting

TFS regards Helen

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-08-20 7:00]

Hello Mario,
Large detail and well administered background. Very beautifully. Well compound and perfectly. A wonderful tendency in the picture.
Best regards.

Bonjour Mario,
I like your low point of view , it is very original, nice colors and details, very clear in front and a little bit flow on backgroung who is the sujet in the picture..
well done..

Hi Mario,

A fun POV, with the ashtrays lined up and leading the view towards the volcano.
You have chosen a difficult time for a picture, you can almost feel the warmth.
Hope the volcano keeps on being dormant, because if he erupts there will be a tsunami that will reach the America's....


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  • rewind Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 5 N: 133] (1139)
  • [2008-08-20 12:05]

Hi Mario, great shot and a really intersting note, you have captured the brooding menace of the volcano really well.
Best regards, Les

Hi Mario,

Imagining of having cup of hot coffee while watching this scene , . What a lovely view!
Nicely composed . .


Olá amigo!
Mais uma das tuas belíssimas composições!
Enquadramento excelente.
Uma panorâmica fantástica!
Moldura muito bem conseguida!

Um abraço

Olá Mário,

Fantastico enquadramento.Excelente foto com lindas cores e boa definição.
Um abraço.

Ola Mario,
Interessante primeiro plano,gostei do resultado.
Parabens e abraco,

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-08-21 9:51]

Selam Dear Mario...
verynice comp..and shot..superb colors and detail..bravo..selamlar

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-08-22 8:02]

Excelente composição em dois níveis:
1º)linhas sombrias muito bem recortadas num chão luminoso habitado por um solitário pombo(imagino este nível como o inferno destas aves que infernizam os nossos beirais e janelas, pelo menos em Lisboa);
2º) O nível amplo e harmonioso da natureza (montanha) e do homem (tampo das mesas e cinzeiros) quais divindades (à imagem grega)daquelas infernizantes aves.
Estou a delirar um pouco, mas a foto ajuda; muito bem sacada e muito bem composta.
Parabéns, mb

Hi dear friend,
nice place to watch the vulcano.
Good angle of shot.
Have a lovely Sunday,
:) soon

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-08-25 20:22]

hello Mario

I see the pigeon on the floor among the tables and chairs which you have framed as FG with the green plant. IMO, I would prefer the mountain/vulcano on its own with the surrounding landscape and perhaps some plants, but that is just my own taste.

Another thing I would do differently is to place my focus on the mountain rather than the FG tables/chairs. But I can see that you have captured a good view of this scenery here for a fine TL post.

tfs, bill

Olá Mario,
Adorei esta, não só devido à vista de tirar o folego, mas também ao teu POV de nos mostrar a esplanada e o pombo :) Parabéns. Em relação às cores, acho que o azul do céu fala por si :D.



Boa noite mario,

Uma beleza de fotografia, desde suas cores até a excelente perspectiva!
Parabéns e um grande abraço,

Hello Mario
That table is very inviting and the scene is beautiful with the volacano in the background. Nobody on the terrace except the pigeon.
Nicely done

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-10-08 11:09]

A very surprising way of showing the volcano Mario,you created the vieuw from the restaurant in it as well.

Nice POV and good idea to use the table as a foreground element. Rule-of-thirds composition works well here!!

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