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Volcano Popocatepetl
26-OCT-2009

Volcano Popocatepetl

Temperature; +26C Wind; 2 m/sec Rain; None

THINGS THAT WENT WRONG;

a. Batteries on both Pentax and Nikon were depleted unexpectedly, so used old S60 to take a shot
b. Had to park car on the right lane of the highway, so everybody was honking and cursing me...
c. Vera spit chewing gum through the car's window and it hit my neck really hard when I took the shot...
d. Had to balance on the edge of safety rails to get view above the foreground bushes
e. Low 5 Mp resolution small CCD blew highlights on clouds, imposed some grain in skies, and finally pissed me off...

Popocatepetl is an active volcano and, at 5,426 m (17,800 ft), the second highest peak in Mexico after the Pico de Orizaba (5,636 m/18,490 ft). Popocatepetl is linked to the Iztaccehuatl volcano to the north by the high saddle known as the Paso de Cortes, and lies in the eastern half of the Trans-Mexican volcanic belt.

The name Popocatepetl comes from the Nahuatl words popØ­ca 'it smokes' and tepetl 'mountain', thus Smoking Mountain; the name Don Goyo comes from the mountain's association in the lore of the region with San Gregorio (St. Gregory), "Goyo" being a nickname-like short form of Gregorio.

Canon PowerShot S60
1/40s f/3.2 at 5.8mm full exif

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cantabriaphoto.com22-Oct-2010 18:23
Stunning
Susan Rovira27-Jun-2010 19:29
but you got a great shot anyway...
Jim Coffman14-Jun-2010 12:51
A absolutely stunning image! BV
princess13-Jun-2010 22:36
Fantastic capture. My favorite. BV
norbi10-Jun-2010 21:20
Breathtaking. v. norbi
Eldar Kadymov17-Jan-2010 22:25
Tha day I learned what photographer's hell feels like when my high-tech gizmos died on me while Popocatepetl showed itself one in the lifetime in such glory...
Ann Cleeves17-Jan-2010 17:35
Fabulous image...perfect composition.
TTWRs b. & c........LOL!
e......haven't a clue what you are on about! You are such a perfectionist.
Jim & Josefina02-Dec-2009 05:32
OMG! Fantastic! VVV!... Josefina
James Henry Willis01-Dec-2009 20:05
I have seen many stunning photographs of Popocatepetl and this one is a contender for "best". Congratulations for a magnificent work and thanks for sharing it with us.
Tim van Woensel30-Nov-2009 14:42
Very impressive Eldar!
Dmitry Zamorin29-Nov-2009 16:39
What a view!!!

Condole with you on the disaster with batteries :-(
Rob Oele27-Nov-2009 12:54
Overwhelming shot. V
Angeli Lok27-Nov-2009 08:50
SO.....the beautiful scene worths your effort!
Blandine Mangin23-Nov-2009 18:41
very beautiful ! v
Joćo Lopes20-Nov-2009 20:31
Beautifull landscape.
Noor Khan19-Nov-2009 22:45
Both!
Eldar Kadymov19-Nov-2009 22:14
Impressive me or the volcano ?
Noor Khan19-Nov-2009 21:35
Wow! Impressive.
Tom Briggs17-Nov-2009 20:57
This is the most fantastic photo I've EVER seen of Popo ... absolutely stuning capture ... V
Michael Martin14-Nov-2009 18:16
Excellent perspective, Eldar.
Mihai13-Nov-2009 15:45
Splendid capture !!
Big Vote !!
William Hartshorn10-Nov-2009 20:41
Beautiful Capture Eldar!! ~GMV~
mart s08-Nov-2009 21:03
fantastic shot of this majestic volcano...v