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majestic mayon

majestic mayon
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Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 83 N: 4926] (20188)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-12
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D70s, Sigma 10-20mm / F 4-5,6 DC EX HSM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-31 6:42
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay. I remember trekking this scenic area in a rented motorbike. For the whole afternoon during my visit, I took so many pictures of the volcano but it was covered with clouds. Finally the clouds cleared as the sun began setting down and I was ready for a beer.

Mayon is a stratovolcano or composite volcano. Many consider it as one of the world's most perfectly formed volcano for its symmetrical cone. The current cone was formed through pyroclastic and lava flows from past eruptions. Mayon is perhaps the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted over 47 times in the past 400 years. I keep asking my cousin who lives in the area to move.

Mayon is located on a convergent boundary between the Eurasian and the Philippine Plate. Like other volcanoes located around the rim of the Pacific Ocean, Mayon is part of the "Pacific Ring of Fire".

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Danilo grt pov and excellent tones love how you have used the forground colours they realy enhance the rest of the shot tfs
regards bryan

Ciao Danilo

privileged view that you have here!
Mother Earth is a beautiful visual in
your extension to the horizon!
The color palette is great in the earth,
your horizons and opens the landscape with the golden key!
A well composed presentation with good details!



Hello Danilo,

Wonderful view and excellent shot!
Great perspective and light!
Congratulations and TFS

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  • tere8 Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 10] (108)
  • [2009-05-31 8:47]

Wow! Best vantage point! I love the shot :)

Hi Danilo,
At first glance I had this flash. Your picture is a matter of life (FG) and death (BG=Volcano) The volcano is so symetric in it slopes that it looks almost unreal. Very nice picture and excellent composition. I like it much.

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  • djw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 63] (987)
  • [2009-05-31 10:11]

Hi Danilo, Amazing that the volcano is so symetrical. I love the colors and the light on the fields in the foreground. Thanks, Dave

Hi Danilo
What a wonderful capture and perspective
Great natural symmetry
Amazing colors
Have a nice weekend

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-05-31 12:13]


fantasitque image, cette montagne comme un châpeud point, le cadrage es génail, eu plein centre, j'aime beaucoup, avec les fleurs, superbe.,

Bravo et amitié


i'd be curious to read more in the note about the PP
nice management of the lighting, good processing
the white halo around the volcano is good looking,
the terrace fields are a great detail
the yellow flowers in a sort of underexposure are interesting
some interesting hues in the sky
well done

Hi Danilo
what a beautiful view of this vulcanic mountain
great nature here an wonderful pov

Hi dear Danilo
Magnificent landscape. Wonderful capture. Lovely colours and depht. Very well done.
Friendly greetings
Jose Diogo

Hello Danilo,
A masterful post again...
Good depthness, compposition and clasrity
Selahattin E

Hi Danilo
Perfect wide shot of this amazing volcano
Good timing and lighting control,
Center position creates nice composition here
A shadow/highlight adjustment may help to revive lighting of the ground
TFS. Alireza

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-05-31 19:57]

Hi Danilo,
a lovely photo. I really like the vegitation and the rice paddies in the foreground.

Hi Danilo,
What an amazing landscape vith great POV, colours and perspective.TFS.


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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-05-31 22:44]

Hi Danilo,

as beautiful and magestic as it can get, the colorful flowers in the BG and that pointy stratovolcano in the BG with nice highlights and tones in the sky, looks absolutely stunning, superb perspective and POV and composition...


Bom dia Danilo,
Amazing! Beautiful panoramic, stunning DOF. Charming the yellow FP and excellent gradation of colors until the BG

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-01 5:17]

Hello Danilo

This volcano could give Fuji Yama & run for its money, in the perfect symmetry prize. Good sharpness, colour, & high pov. Tfs!

Hi Danilo,
Beautiful landscape nicely composed and presented with great colors and sharpness, Excellent POV./DoF.
nice volcano mountain .. TFS..
well done.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2009-06-01 11:15]

Hello Danilo,
Beautiful conversion Mayon Volcano, contrast and of light, mad sharpness, class picture design. Pleases me very well.
Best regards.

Gorgeous picture of this Vulcano, Danilo.
Thanks for the info, never heard of it.
The clearity od the forground is fantastic.
The heavy contrast makes the vulcano background over exposed but that makes it even more atractive.
Good work on it.
Best regards from Jan

Hey Danilo,

this is most definately one of your best latest works. I realy love composition and extraordinary colors. Dreamy scene!

Have a nice day!

Boa tarde Danilo
This " Pacific Ring of Fire" must be a Nature Diamond. Your capture gives a fantastic "dimension" of the place. congratulations but specially thanks: I love it.
Um abraço

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2009-06-02 14:19]

Hello Danilo!
Wonderful capture,and beautiful view to an interesting vulcanic mountain and nice landscape!excellent lighting colours and perspective! good sharpness and pov!
an attractive work Danilo.
Compliments and TFS

hello Danilo
sorry to be late here
this is an amazing shot
beautiful view
good colours and beautiful ambience
the focval length is excellent
nice dof and well details at the back.
good light and exposure
thanks for sharing
Manuj Mehta

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 2 N: 110] (1853)
  • [2009-06-03 3:11]

Good morning Danilo!
Very well taken and composed scenery.Excellent quality of the photo, superb natural colours, lovely view at the majestic volcano. Great foreground with yellow wild flowers.Thanks for very interesting and informative note

Hi Danilo!

What fantastic view!
Beautiful deep sky. The landscape is small in contrast with volcano. And the gold flowes in first plane are lovely.
You made a wonderful work, my dear!

Um abraço,

This place looks amazing , and you've made fantastic picture :))
Thank you
warm regards

Beautiful place. wonderful capture. Good light. Great depth.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2009-06-03 4:19]

Hi Danilo,
Wow- look at this lighting. Really a beautiful post. The fg flowers and background mtn are awesome, TFS Julie

Ola Danilo

Wonderful view. Very nice and full of great details .

Well done
best regards


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-06-03 10:53]

Greet Danilo!

Beauty composition...volcano looks magnificently, colours, light and perfect sharpness.
Fantastic effect, it pleases me very.

It congratulates realization and I greet.

Bonjour Danilo.
Superbe éclairage sur cette prise de vue du volcan.
Le travail post-traitement est aussi une belle réussite.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-06-04 14:44]

HI Danilo
So many dimensions to this shot
The flowere as foreground leading to the cultivated fields followed by the volcano and the sky.
Such beauty in one shot is unreal.
Fantastic and well done.

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-06-04 21:42]

hi Danilo

A lovely POV. With this kind of scenery, not many will want to move away.

I like the balance of color tone and light. It looks like HDR effect but maybe the UWA lens helps to clutter the landscape together nicely.

For once, the central position of the volcano is not much to complain about. Good composed view.

tfs, bill

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-06-05 3:21]

Hi Danilo,
wonderful....Depth is great..Congratulations.Necla.

very good photo and composition.. but in my opinion light is out of control (left and up).. in this condition i suggest to use HDR kind of photography to cover all of light range .. excuse me if i can t write english good. see you..

Olá, Danilo!

Your POV couldn´t be better here. Very well
composed and beautiful details of the little
yellow flowers. Wonderful and majestic view.
Congratulations and many TFS, my dear friend.

Have a nice weekend!

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  • Yancy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 13 N: 35] (958)
  • [2009-06-07 11:43]

Wow, what a landscape. Mayon at its majesty. Well presented, your vantage point was very good. The foreground is very sharp. Postcard perfect. TFS, Yancy

Olá Danilo

Uma foto de uma beleza impressionante.
Tudo nesta foto é admirável.

Hi Danilo:
This is perfect composition

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  • soe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 0 N: 108] (2473)
  • [2009-06-10 4:45]

Hi Danilo
Wonderful landscape and excellent shot.Beautiful color and lighting.Great POV and composition.
Tin Soe

very good perspective and contrast in presentation.
amazing catch from the tip to the plains.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2010-01-11 13:01]

Hi Danilo, Very fine composition with a lot of character due to the foreground interest and the colours of the sky. The split between land and sky works well. The profile of this conical volcano is remarkably similar to Mt Egmont (AKA Mt Taranaki) in New Zealand, but that one has one extra small bump, known as Fanthom's Peak. Beautiful work. TFS. Murray.

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