North New Zealand's Mount Ngauruhoe is familiar with Lord of the Rings fans as Mount Doom. It plays a major role including other scenic New Zealand landscapes.
Maori legend is chief Ngatoro-i-rangi called volcanic fire from his Hawaiki homeland that emerged, creating Ngauruhoe. "Nga uru is the Maori word for hoe - a paddle like staff, the Chief inserted into the ground.
Mount Ngauruhoe is 2,291 meters (7,516') above sea level.
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chawax (20760) 2014-06-21 6:53
The photo is not great quality (lot of noise on my screen) but the mountain has a perfect shape and worths a picture ! I love the many grounds in different colours from the foreground to the mountain.
kabel (1930) 2014-06-21 7:02
Hello Ray, a very appropriate title for your photo. Those volcanos can spell trouble for civilization. Nice layers of color and shadow in the image.
Noel_Byrne (33588) 2014-06-21 7:58
Great name and what a place! The mountain is framed perfectly to draw attention to its perfect shape. I like the gloomy feeling that these dramatic clouds bring to the scene.
Silvio1953 (152823) 2014-06-21 9:47
Ciao Ray, great view of fantastic mountain, fine superb sky, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
emka (106608) 2014-06-21 10:00
Hi again, I am always fascinated by volcanos, so I like this regular shape very much. Beautiful picture from your archive.
PS Did you like Capriccio espagnol by N.R.-K. ?
npecanhuk (78475) 2014-06-21 18:29
Hi Ray! I am a great fan of volcanoes and that one is surely beautiful! I also enjoyed the picture you took of it! Special regards to the colors, exposure and symmetrical composition! Cheers, Neyvan
delpeoples (59772) 2014-06-22 5:57
Betcha wish you'd had your 5D with you when you were here. But still, the photo has lasted the test of time. A beautiful mountain, I remember it well from my treks in the South Island. Good colours and post processing to bring it back to life.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely Sunday
ikeharel (78193) 2014-06-22 9:30
A perfct cone of the snowy top's volcano.
Prominently above the valley you taken from, it was a bit surprise to acknowledge it is high as almost 2300m above sea-level(though of much lower height).
Fine pic. from the other side of our world.
serp2000 (45828) 2014-06-22 21:03
Superb! Although I am not a fan of the Lord of the Rings, but I like this great movie and I just impressed with the nature of New Zealand. I see you have got big and very interesting photo archive. Thanks for sharing!
Have a great new week ahead!
COSTANTINO (69590) 2014-06-23 8:45
Hello dear friend
this mounatin is perfectly framed
it is a very dramatic sky with the
grey clouds approaching the top
of this mountain
I am always fascinated by the volcanos
have a nice time
Didi (60590) 2014-06-30 15:05
Awesome view on the volcano with a nice dramatic sky
Miguel82 (27752) 2015-01-09 11:37
Wonderful landscape Ray, good framing, very impressive volcano situated in New Zealand's northern island
EstudioChispa (2178) 2015-03-05 9:32
Okay, Ray, I confess that I've picked through your portfolio to find a shot with too much sky, and I have not found even one! The sky here is dramatic, but it serves only to complement the extreme drama of the volcanic peak. What an amazing scene!
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