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Clouds In The Mountain 20080107

Superstition Mountain

This mountain is what remains of a massive cataclysmic volcanic eruption 20 million years ago,
that destroyed everything for 100 miles (160 km) around and sent ash 1,000 miles (1,600 km)
and likely effected the earth's climate for years afterward. Would have been something to see,
if one could have survived it.

With all that in mind, if one imagines these clouds as being smoke, one might get an idea of
what it might have looked like while this mountain was still a smoldering pile of hot rock.

Photographed in the Sonoran Desert from Apache Junction, Arizona USA.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
1/1600s f/8.0 at 70.0mm iso200 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
Carol How11-Oct-2010 19:29
Fabulous detail and tonal range and yes, I am now imagining the eruption.....
Buz Kiefer22-Feb-2008 20:22
Awesome image.
Al Swanson20-Feb-2008 19:13
Terrific shot - wonderful colors and comp.
Claude Martin23-Jan-2008 21:13
Impressif shot! V
Karen Moen23-Jan-2008 06:42
Another beauty with dramatic skies! That would have been quite a blast but what if no one was there to hear it? Voted.
Azlin Ahmad22-Jan-2008 15:14
Everything works well in this image, a gorgeous capture, and indeed very dramatic clouds. V
Guest 19-Jan-2008 02:51
excelent capture, great contrast in color.
Guest 17-Jan-2008 22:06
great shot
Guest 14-Jan-2008 16:12
Beautiful capture. The shot has some mesmerising effect. (V)
Chad Ramsey14-Jan-2008 00:49
What a magnificent capture! V
Jesse Henslee10-Jan-2008 00:57
Great Image What a mountain V
Guest 09-Jan-2008 12:50
Fantastic, V
Marco Valk08-Jan-2008 17:49
wonderful image; v
Esa Ervasti08-Jan-2008 16:33
Interesting history, thank you.
Adeline08-Jan-2008 15:12
The lighting on the mountain is unique. Beautifully done.
Stuart Smith08-Jan-2008 14:20
Caught my eye as well, nicely done! V
Carol Rollins08-Jan-2008 13:08
Beautiful composition and light Gordon!! V
Sandi Whitteker08-Jan-2008 04:37
Beautiful scene! Dramatic mountain peak.
Tom Munson08-Jan-2008 04:12
Great shot and light Gordon.
Pat Hemlepp08-Jan-2008 03:14
Beautiful image, Gordon.
Yi Feng08-Jan-2008 03:13
Beautiful capture of this stunning scene! V
Guest 08-Jan-2008 03:07
Beautiful Shot V