is one of Nicaragua's most unusual and most active volcanoes made up of two volcanoes: Masaya itself and Nindiri. here you could see the smoking Masaya volcano. It is not allowed to stop cars with view to crater, all vehicle must be prepared to flee in the case of an eruption.
Masaya lies within the massive Pleistocene Las Sierras pyroclastic shield volcano and is a broad, 6 x 11 km basaltic caldera with steep-sided walls up to 300 m high. The caldera is filled on its NW end by more than a dozen vents that erupted along a circular, 4-km-diameter fracture system. The twin volcanoes of Nindirí and Masaya, the source of historical eruptions, were constructed at the southern end of the fracture system and contain multiple summit craters, including the currently active Santiago crater. A major basaltic plinian tephra was erupted from Masaya about 6500 years ago. Historical lava flows cover much of the caldera floor and have confined a lake to the far eastern end of the caldera. A lava flow from the 1670 eruption overtopped the north caldera rim. Masaya has been frequently active since the time of the Spanish Conquistadors, when an active lava lake prompted attempts to extract the volcano's molten "gold." Periods of long-term vigorous gas emission at roughly quarter-century intervals cause health hazards and crop damage.
Exposure Time: 1/256
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 17/1 mm
Date Taken: 2010-01-16 12:10
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mauro61 (52855) 2010-03-23 0:53
il POV è fantastico conla salita dei vapori e tutte le auto ferme sul ciglio del vulcano.
ottima la resa delle luci e immagine molto bella perfettamente definita.
un caro saluto
mesutilgim (92364) 2010-03-23 0:57
Mein Nachbar heute !
Ein schoener Beitrag; sowohl photographisch wie auch informativ.
Schoen zu sehen, am Kegelrand die hinterlassenen Spuren von vergangener Eruptionen.
Danke schoen und ein schoener Tag
yeln (11516) 2010-03-23 1:16
as I wrote yesterday,when I wrote a criticism of the volcano, now I have to write same.
We are rarely seen volcanic crater and the landscape, with solid magma
precisely because this is your photo more interesting.
good sharpness and pov.
besnard (55836) 2010-03-23 1:18
Une image intéressante et impressionnante de cet endroit sauvage et vertigineux. Du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
dta (74789) 2010-03-23 1:39
Hello Achim ,
A very intersting picture with a well chosen POV , providing a superb sense of depth .
Thanks for the share
oncel (1407) 2010-03-23 1:40
Very interesting photo with different details.Smoke is put a fresh complexion to photo.
Buin (42420) 2010-03-23 2:05
Mit dem Bus zum Krater - irgendwie pervers, oder...?! Hoffentlich Allianz-versichert ;-) Auf jeden Fall ein hochinteressanter und sehens- und lesenswerter Beitrag hier auf TE. Das Foto ist wirklich faszinierend!
Grüße aus dem westfälischen Frühling!
snunney (94885) 2010-03-23 3:25
A wonderful view over this smoking crater. It is well composed with good light and colours. A very atmospheric image. Thanks also for the useful note.
Budapestman (82620) 2010-03-23 4:59
what a view, this is a fantastic photo of this place with effective composition, the cars emphasized the size very well, the atmosphere of the photo is amazing, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
subhendu_bagchi (26083) 2010-03-23 5:24
superb capture of the crater with nice POV. Like the colour contrast between the green and rocky part. Very good depth. Nice sharpness. Well composed shot. Tfs.
Have a nice day.
pierrefonds (63330) 2010-03-23 5:29
The point of view is showing the details an colors of the crater of the volcano. The presence of the busses has an effect of scale. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (73492) 2010-03-23 8:33
I'm a fan of volcanoes and I really like seeing pictures related to them!
Yours is very attractive with the best pov and composition!
Sharpness, exposure, colors and dof are all excellent too!
TFS - congratulations!
peppe59 (14551) 2010-03-23 9:03
alarming image, with this enormous crater that hides what it happens within, beautiful, optimal job. good week
Gerrit (51906) 2010-03-23 9:04
this is a very impressive site. The depth is amazing and the smoke coming up provides a sense of what it is like to stand there.
paololg (31448) 2010-03-23 12:33
Ciao dear Achim,
really impressive, seem the entrance of the hell! Amazing image of this crater captured with sharpness and pleasant brightness. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice evening!
PaulVDV (26682) 2010-03-23 14:41
Very good choice of POV to show this crater and the surrounding landscape ... but it all the cars and the busses had to be prepared to flee in case of a sudden eruption, you would certainly have missed your vehicle ...
Thanks to the busses and cars on the picture we have a good idea of the size of the crater. It's enormous !
Very impressive picture.
Best regards, Paul
paura (47186) 2010-03-23 18:51
Absolutely interesting view here. The poc is also very nice. Thanks for sharing.
shevchenko (19444) 2010-03-24 0:22
Good frame to the unique geological features, full with misterious feel while unable to have a look into the bottom of hole, the parking buses allow a good contrast with the size of volcano mouth, thanks for sharing.
AiresSantos (56155) 2010-03-24 0:52
Wonderful perspective of the Vulcano Masaya, great colors and details
I like a lot the crater and the fume inside
TFS and have a nice day
Ricx (13495) 2010-03-24 0:57
Hi Achim, This is an unbelievabele but a very good TE Image. Fascinating. Great depth and focus. Well done Ricx
yedirenk (11244) 2010-03-24 1:18
this is an extraordinary natural event..very impressive scene..a bit scary but must be a great adventure..excellent photo..well done.TFS
Fante (5429) 2010-03-24 1:38
one word: wow.
Nature is magnificient. What a view. Amazing. Very good sharpness and DOF. Lovely and gentle natural colors. Bravo
dip (23888) 2010-03-24 2:01
ein spektakuläres Foto!
sehr guter Blickpunkt,
die Autos links sind ein guter Maßstab zu verstehen die Größe des Kraters,
riclopes (35577) 2010-03-24 3:47
Olá Achim, amazing place and photo. Looks like hell, downthere. Impressive sense of scale comparing with the people and elements in the parking lot. Fascinating point of view.
JCG (35129) 2010-03-24 7:29
This hole open and smoking is really impressive in comparison with vehicles parked around !!! Superb and interesting photograph on this volcano still in activity and thank you for the instructive note on this unknown place until now on TE.
With all my friendships and a very good end-of-day,
serp2000 (43108) 2010-03-24 7:40
Great shot, Achim! My congratulations!
Superb sharpness, excellent POV! An interesting note! Thanks.
sacimar (26205) 2010-03-24 9:46
wow! impressive place! I like the picture, the smoke from the vulcano is really amazing, good perspective and details, nice job,
darek1978 (13361) 2010-03-24 9:56
WoW! This is one of those photos which leaves me speechless. You really captured a magic place in a magic moment! Well done!
Thanks for sharing,
Angshu (56748) 2010-03-24 22:04
What a view!! Absolutely fantastic with the smoke spewing from the Masaya volcano. We can see quite a few tourist vehicles around there which also helps provide scale. Thanks again for sharing with us pictures from a place, I had no idea about! Excellent!
Graal (101714) 2010-03-24 23:16
amazing place and view. Superb presentation of volcano. Good POV and composition. I like it a lot.
Have a nice day.
jemaflor (93239) 2010-03-26 5:03
Impressive view from this pov, well taken and good effect with smoke, good light and cars to give scale at the landscape.
pablominto (53746) 2010-03-26 23:55
What a stunning scene!
It is like standing on the edge of Hell, with the warmth and smoke and smell hehehe....
A great documentary, where the vehicles give a fine scaling to the scene..!
Didi (60358) 2010-03-27 0:52
Hello Mr President
You had a very good dominant point of view.
The smoke gives an attraction in this composition but bad smell I presume.
carper (96) 2010-03-27 0:55
wauw, what a place Achim
a very good and well composed shot here, fantastic depth in the shot, food details, marvelous atmosphere, a pleasure to look at, good shot my friend, have a good weekend.
pajaran (57957) 2010-03-27 1:22
Vulkani ziva vatra prirode ...
Trenutak koji plasi, lep pogled na grotlo vulkana koji drema, lepe boje i fotografija, dobar trenutak i rad.
Lep vikend, Paja.
Volcanoes Live fire nature ...
The moment that fear, a beautiful view of the volcano crater which drema, beautiful paintings and photographs, a good time and work.
Nice weekend, Paja.
Longroute (19396) 2010-03-29 3:35
This is really a breathtaking view!
You really found a very good POV to show this deep crater and its brim. Colours are very intense and warm creating a fine atmosphere enhanced by the smoke. An excellent composition and a fine document.
alin-m (3716) 2010-03-29 6:19
Very interesting picture of an amazing place.
xuaxo (6846) 2010-03-30 8:40
Outstanding view! It's amazing how the bus and cars go so near the crater.
Sometimes we prefer to avoid cars in the pictures, but in this case it is much more interesting to see the scale of the huge crater with the cars nearby.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-03-31 1:50
Cette photo me plaît beaucoup. J'aime l'impression d'espace et de grandeur donnée par les véhicules qui semblent si petits. La composition est soignée. On apprécie le graphisme et les couleurs. Beau travail !
CLODO (33422) 2010-03-31 2:47
Impressive view due to the smoke coming from the volcano and the cars giving the scale. Were you ready to escape in case....You were not backing the volcano mouth!!
Good general composition
Kielia (24077) 2010-04-01 2:20
ein hervorragender Beitrag im besten Sinne von TE! Mir war dieser Vulkan bisher noch nicht bekannt.
Du hast einen sehr guten POV ausgewählt um die Dimensionen und die aufregenden Atmosphäre zu zeigen. Kompliment!
Herzliche Grüße und frohe Ostern!
Velera (237) 2010-04-01 6:19
a fanstastic view down to the volcano. Well seen
have a nice day,
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-04-03 23:43
The volume of nature at your fingertips.
So appreciate it seeing the car park at the edge.
didemay (2945) 2010-04-04 12:25
Thank for sharing such an informative frame. A beautiful documentary photo.
mkamionka (34609) 2010-04-05 3:51
incredible view. I guess it is a paradise for suiciders.
Very interesting subject, attractively presented.
Thanks for sharing,
Greg1949 (9011) 2010-04-07 11:59
Nice capture Achim, the buses in the parking lot scale this in an awesome way. The smoke coming from the caldera and the sheerness of the wall is fantastic, great work.
sandpiper (6788) 2010-04-19 15:54
Very impressive. I never thought you would be able to drive to the edge of an active volcano, well done. Cool composition showing the vehicles ready for a quick get away.
kiks (11785) 2010-04-21 13:13
Wow.. this is enormous and impressive!! What a contrast of the inside of the crater and the green vegetation on the hills.
vladic (4561) 2010-04-27 15:09
Je suis en retard pour cette photo, mais je l’avais pas remarqurée avant...
Une photo pleine de bonnes idées- et une photo fascinante!
J’apprécie la beauté et la délicatesse de cette image, sa gestion de la lumière et justesse de la composition.
marietom (34609) 2010-04-29 8:27
Impressionnant, ce paysage. Belle photo.
Jakab (3867) 2010-05-07 16:04
mehr als sehenswert! Die hervorragende Perspektive, der schmale und messerscharfe Vordergrund, die sichtbaren Dämpfe des Kraters, dazu noch die Busse als Maßstab - man erlebt das Erlebnis, was Du dort erlebt hast.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (43625)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 40D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/3.5-4, Hama circular polariser
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Volcanoes II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-23 0:52