In August 2012 the Te Maari Crater in the Tongariro volcano complex erupted after being dormant for more than 100 years. The initial ash eruption was short-lived, but the crater has been emitting steam continuously since then. Will it have another large eruption or just slowly die down? Nobody knows. This photo is a telephoto shot from a lookout near Lake Rotoaira, a few kilometres north of the steaming crater.
I used Photoshop to lighten the dark areas and accentuate the steam clouds.
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rudiceuppens (555) 2013-01-16 4:05
I like volcanic landscapes very much. So, this one is no exception. Beautiful details in the white cloud coming out of the volcan and nice contrast with the surrounding mountainsides,
luciola (2562) 2013-01-16 4:50
Great photo from an interesting place, very suggestive, feel smell of sulfur.
Romano46 (4890) 2013-01-16 4:53
una bella fotografia la tua che resta a testimonian
za di un particolare momento, il tutto perņ senza tralasciare l'arte.
cargus (6456) 2013-01-16 10:57
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered image well.!
ifege (9430) 2013-01-16 21:48
You've managed the darks and lights beatifully for a very effective volcano photo.