Going up on the mt. Etna, in one road curve I saw tis house covered with lava from the 2002 eruption - this is considered a "fresh" lava: one year+/- "old".
Maurizio Inserra ( TE:mauro61) posted a very similar POV on the place / take a look.
This is a scanned print from 9/2003 trip to Sicilia.
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mauro61 (52887) 2010-09-23 2:33
raccolgo il tuo invito e sono il primo a commentare questa immagine.
Il luogo come vedi rimane intatto con tutto il suo carico di forza.
natura selvaggia che copre tutto con la sua violenza.
Un vulcano col quale siamo abituati a convivere e che amiamo ugualmente,
un caro saluto
snunney (107513) 2010-09-23 3:04
The vertical format is well chosen to emphasise the height of the volcano and the layered effect offered by the landscape. I like how the roof of the house is sort of mimicked by the volcanic cone. A little on the small size but a very successful scan.
Cretense (68703) 2010-09-23 4:21
Interesting and original photo, with a feeling of adventure, great framing and composition, nice light management! But, why is it so small? anyway, great job!
adramad (50002) 2010-09-23 7:21
Stunning photography that allows us to see the devastating power of the lava, a very original composition, scanned very well with good light, sharpness and color.
Have a nice evening. Best regards.
Silvio1953 (154217) 2010-09-23 8:05
Ciao Ike, poor little house....impressive composition, very strong, great view from Etna, good qualituy for a scan, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
AKITA (15125) 2010-09-23 14:31
an amazing shot of the disaster there,
the nature's power looks awful and human activity is poor,,,
but the mountain is settled and beautiful even now,
thank you for your nice record shot,
pierrefonds (71745) 2010-09-23 14:38
The point of view from the bottom to the top is giving depth and perspective to the composition. It is also showing the details and colors of the country house covered partially by the lava. The luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
lousat (98367) 2010-09-23 16:27
Hi Ike,interesting scoop taken 7 years ago and very good pic,maybe you crop a lot but the quality of scanerizing process is very very nice.An historic shot to our sicilian friends..ehhee..Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
danos (103216) 2010-09-24 0:51
Good morning Ike,
interesting photo from the Mt.Etna,that really is the same with mauro61.I had in mind that Etna was arid and it has nothing else.
Have a nice day,Danos
Ricx (13495) 2010-09-24 2:53
Hi Ike, This is fascinating image- but what a tragedy for the poor family who lived here.. TFS Rich
clic (18560) 2010-09-24 5:40
Sorry for my delay, Ike.
I first thought of a landslide, as many occur in my province of Québec in springtime.
Sad fate indeed.
Strangely it's not completely destroyed; unless "fresh
lava" is meaning a burst of top soil prior to the inferno.
jemaflor (103719) 2010-09-24 11:19
Good pov and impressive shot about volcano and lava, good detail with this destroyed house, well taken.
JFS (32459) 2010-09-24 11:32
Original POV and good quality for having been scaned. Poor family...
Have a good week-end
raszid62 (18515) 2010-09-25 0:14
In 1999 I saw the bike ramp to the summit of Mount Etna, the lava-flooded house. This road winds beautifully among the black lava fields. A wonderful composition.
בוקר טוב. בשנת 1999 ראיתי את הרמפה האופניים אל פסגת הר אטנה, הציפו את בית הלבה. זו הדרך רוחות יפה בין שדות לבה שחורים. הרכב נפלא. בברכה.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-09-25 0:42
Vertical formta here very well selcetd, the mountain's landscape is very impressive and the composition well balalnced in differents plans give a greta propsct to the image. details very well colected too.
Have a nice WE,
kiks (12759) 2010-10-01 4:23
impressive the power of Nature. Images like this remenber us of it.
kordinator (15433) 2010-10-08 0:30
Nice little house.
Great view from Etna, good qualituy for a scan.
Respect my friend
maloutim (9753) 2010-10-15 1:40
Hi Ike !
This is a lovely POV of a way up Mount Etna ! I like the composition with the path going up in zigzag, the barren landscape, but also the vegetation which has started taking advantage of the fertile soil again, and especially the little refuge hut which looks very cute and inviting in this wild place.
It's a good picture for an old scan. However, there seems to be a mistake in the date. Twice, it's written 2003, but in the particulars of the photo, you wrote 24th August 2010.
jmdias (69298) 2010-10-15 15:41
very nice image showing this curious house almost covered by lava. excellent light, framing and pov. well done
delpeoples (59886) 2011-02-14 1:16
I remember this house. It was still there in 2010! This must have been taken not long after the last big eruption, so it's an interesting reportage photo. Excellent vertical frame and sharpness. I never get the sky the right colour in a scan, but you did well considering the difficulties. Thanks for sharing, I hope it's okay if I add this to my Volcanoes Theme.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-04-17 8:03
Nice vertical shotwith great depth that can be seen by the position where the house is placed. Good light management with warm colors.
fabianoleite (11971) 2011-05-20 14:46
Interesting view of what once was a house, now taken by the earth. You managed to form a good picture, which attracts our attention. Congratulations!
serp2000 (45970) 2012-02-05 1:07
Wow! Is this a top of a skyscraper? Impressive shot, Ike.
Original photo and good comments of the trekkers.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-04-16 22:18
Hi Ike, very interesting take and someone can see the lava rocks down below. Try not to shoot too close...
ourania (51103) 2014-07-17 9:08
this is a stunning scenery in a great, descriptive photo. I like very much the vertical layout, the sense of depth and the successive ridges. You left a good amount of space in the foreground and the buried house makes a captivating focal point. The textures are great and the natural colours are agreeable without distracting from the dramatic scene. The atmosphere is eerie but also makes you wish for a more thorough exploration. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
fritzi007 (12518) 2014-09-29 13:15
zum Glück nicht mehr aktuell, sehr gute Information, gut gemacht!
PiotrF (23138) 2015-02-05 13:16
Interesting view of this place. Nice composition with good foreground and mountain in background. I like natural colours.Well illustrated the effects of lava. Nice shot
Cricri (126794) 2015-03-11 23:20
J'ai vue cela quand je suis allee sur Etna, impressionnant et incroyable, belle et interessante composition
ChrisJ (119013) 2015-10-17 13:35
The lava flow has most certainly made this house uninhabitable. Good sharpness and the vertical format works well here. The road culvert in the bg adds a reference point. I saw similar lava fields in eastern Turkey and its hard to convey the moonscape look and feel into a single image. Tfs.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (79263)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-09-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon l 35 (prints)
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Volcanoes II, Unusual moments, objects and amazing nature's. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-23 2:30