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Crater of a Volcano

Crater of a Volcano
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Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13704 W: 295 N: 27294] (109611)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-09-16
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
Exposure: f/16, 1/90 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Kos- Nisyros
Date Submitted: 2012-09-20 10:19
Viewed: 4277
Points: 132
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Panoramic scene taken from Nikio, the capital of the island.


Nisyros (Greek: Νίσυρος) is a volcanic Greek island and municipality located in the Aegean Sea. It is part of the Dodecanese group of islands, situated between the islands of Kos and Tilos. Its shape is approximately round, with a diameter of about 8 km (5 mi), and an area of 41.6 km2 (16.062 sq mi).Several other islets are found in the direct vicinity of Nisyros, the largest of which is Gyali. The Municipality of Nisyros includes Gyalí (pop. 10) as well as uninhabited Pacheiá, Pergoússa, Kandelioússa, Ágios Antónios, and Stroggýli. It has a total land area of 50.055 km2 (19.326 sq mi) and a total population of 948 inhabitants.


The island has a 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) to 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) wide caldera, and was constructed within the past 150,000 years, with 3 separate eruptive stages, ranging from explosive and effusive andesitic eruptions to effusive and extrusive dacitic and rhyolitic activity.Its coasts are generally rocky or pebbled, but there are also a few sandy beaches (mainly in the northeastern part). The volcano is currently active (but not erupting), and fumaroles are found at the craters.It has had four historical eruptions, all of which had a VEI of 2. Almost all of its eruptions involved phreatic activity.The latest eruptive activity was a steam explosion in 1888,after small ash eruptions in 1871 and 1873 and earthquakes are not infrequent. A period of seismic unrest in 1996-1997 led an international team of scientist to initiate monitoring of the volcanic unrest in the European Union sponsored Geowarn project. The entire volcanic complex includes the seafloor between Nisyros and Kos, the island of Gyali, and a part of Kos island.

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Hi Danos,
Fantastic view!
These colours of the rock layers are truly incredible.
Well exposed and sharp your photo.
Best regards

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  • UlfE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2518 W: 81 N: 3654] (14641)
  • [2012-09-20 10:50]

Hi Danos,

What view! The colours and sharpness are remarkable and I really like your high POV and composition. A bit unusal to the a landscape photo from you where you do not see the slightest glimpse of the sea. TFS and have a nice evening!



Αυτό μοιάζει απίστευτα ηφαιστειακό κρατήρα. Δείτε αν τον πλανήτη Άρη - το κόκκινο και το πορτοκαλί βράχους στο φόντο του σκοτεινού ουρανού. Αυτό το μέρος μπορεί να απολαύσει, αλλά να ζήσει εκεί;, ποτέ. Εξαιρετική ποιότητα φωτογραφιών.
Δικός σου.

Ciao Danos,
Magnifica panoramica con la spettacolare vista del cratere del vulcano.
Molto buona la luce, i colori e la qualità dell'immagine, grande profondità e precisione nei dettagli, complimenti amico mio.
Un caro abbraccio

hello danos
Une très belle prise de vue, j'aime bien les teintes harmonieuses de ce paysage.
Bonne soirée

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled ...
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o vulkanu i krateru ...
Dobra ostrina, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, surova priroda, a ipak lepa.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
Sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Nice view ...
Very good and interesting article about the volcano and the crater ...
Good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition, rugged nature, yet beautiful.
Good evening and peaceful night.
All the best.

Ciao Danos.
Ottima foto ben composta e ottimi colori.
Ciao Renzo

Hi Danos,
the high POV offers us a breathtaking vision on this unusual landscape of the former volcano, in an image very sharp and with a splendid light.
I like the great variety of tonalities in this fantastic geological formation, and its strong contrast with the intense blue of the sky.
The composition is very pleasant at sight, and is executed impeccably, as usual.
Friendly regards,

Hello Danos,
Impressive view on this crater with nice colors and different textures.
Best regards,Ghislaine.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9599 W: 157 N: 15505] (124145)
  • [2012-09-20 12:27]

Witaj Danos!
Wow, interesting place.
I like POV and colors.
Very impressive picture.
Best regards

Δάνο καλησπέρα,
τι εντυπωσιακό μέρος είναι αυτό! Θαρείς πως είναι από άλλη ήπειρο ή ότι ακόμα προέρχεται απί κάποιον άλλο πλανήτη,αλλά τι λέω βρίσκεται στον Ελλαδικό χώρο,και μάλιστα σε νησί.
Η ποικιλία των χρωμάτων με τον κρατήρα στη μέση να προκαλεί το δέος και συνάμα τον θαυμασμό του επισκέπτη,

Outstanding exposure, Danos - really clear and bright with wonderful detail and color. The crater itself looks amazing - is that the natural shape? It looks like the result of strip mining, but that would surprise me in an active volcano!


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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 910 W: 0 N: 1382] (12709)
  • [2012-09-20 13:11]

danos hi,love the color here in the rocks,nice contrast too! tfs! dr

Hello Danos,
What a spectacular, an amazing place. Wonderfully executed. The colors of this crater and surroundings are impressive. Very beautiful picture with pleasure to look at. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,

Hello Danos, a fascinating landscape that has many interesting textures,shapes and colours.
Regards Les.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-09-20 15:53]

Hello Danos,
You have captured this natural phenomenon from a very good point of view, with a composition comprising the mountains which surround the crater. Natural colors, interesting landscape, perfect quality and informative note!
Best regards,

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  • bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1347 W: 122 N: 2844] (13739)
  • [2012-09-20 15:53]

Hi Danos,

When I saw your photo I thought it was quarry. Then reading your note I realized it i a vulcan place. I never be in a plce like that, and be very curious to visit it.
Nice colors and great shaprness.

Hi Danos,

The mountains are framing well the crater. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the mountains and of the craters. «the good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • [2012-09-20 17:32]

Hi Danos,

This is very different landscape than we normally seen from Greece. It looks more like the U.S. desert landscape. I do like the golden and red earth tone. It is great to see the diverse landscape of different part of the country and different element of the many islands.


Hi Danos,
a very spectacular photo with superb composition, the details are fantastic, great view, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!

Γεια σου αγαπητέ Danvs
Εγγραφή ήταν πολύ ωραία και ανακατέψτε καλά.
Regards ...

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2012-09-20 23:24]

Kalimera Danos,
unusual view and place. Good shot from high POV. An interesting informations. Amazing volcanic island. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.

Hello Danos,

i didn't know Greece had such awesome landscapes! The composition with a little sky left is very nice. Thanks also for the information on the geology!

Best regards, F.

Hi Danos,
Spectacular place, I like a lot the textures and the natural colors. Well taken, enjoy a fine weekend.


An extinct volcano but still spectacular.
An island bordering the beautiful medieval castle.
Always close to the Turki and Ottomans.
The image appears to have thriving mining and quarrying activity.
Beautiful colors of sulfur and eruptive.

Kalimera Danos,
A good view from a high point, collected on the big caldera, with a sleeping creater within.
Brown tone dominance, not much of vegetation's, as it should be baren on vulcanic land.
Clear shot over.
Best regards,

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
Ιδιαίτερη και ασυνήθιστη εικόνα για τα ελληνικά δεδομένα. Ο κρατήρας του ηφαιστείου σε συνδυασμό με χρώματα δημιουργούν έναν καμβά. Οι υφές και τα σχήματα είναι υπέροχα.
Καλή συνέχεια,

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1419 W: 76 N: 1267] (11491)
  • [2012-09-21 4:10]

Beautiful image, beautiful Greek landscape, good colors and great contrast. Well done.!!

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2012-09-21 4:26]

Hi Danos,
this piece of nature is fascinating and interesting, and the accompanying note is also important. Colors and light are excellent as well as the composition. A great capture!
Warm regards

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24413 W: 523 N: 40840] (175730)
  • [2012-09-21 4:56]

Hello danos,

I though first to see a opening made through a crane, but this is crater of vulcano mountain.
Nice panoramic view about these area.
Excellent composition, pleasant colors, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2012-09-21 5:06]

Hello Danos,

You're capturing well this crater of volcano by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the crater with circle shape and yellow color. The eruption of the volcano which sprinkles ashes and a stone also in our country with many volcanoes is very fearful. It's impressive in the mountain which encloses the back of a crater, too.
Have a nice day.

Kind regards,

Ola Danos ,
Que bela visão do interior deste vulcão extinto , bom contraste entre a cor da terra com o céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hi Danos!
Fantastic view! A beautiful landscape.
These colors rock layers are really wonderful.
Well-exposed and sharp images.
Have a nice weekend

Wow! I hope this volcano is not active while you were visiting. Awesome capture of the crater. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.

Hell dear Danos,
Another perfect TE entry ! It's known that almost all Aegean islands are been created by vulcanic eruptions but this one is quite visible and gives a perfect idea about vulcanic fromations.
Good layout and perfect sharpness.
A perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Have a nice weekend

Hi Danos
A well balanced composition from high vantage point featuring the brilliant earth color tones of sculptured rocks and the crater. This is such an attractive scene with a pleasing atmosphere and the detai is so well rendered under a good light condition. We can feel the tremendous depth, an impressive display of nature so expertly taken and well set off to deep blue sky. Congrats, TFS.
Warm regards

Hello Danos.
A great overview of this desolate landscape, while it is great, with the aridity and varied range of colors in soil and rock.
Magnificent POV from high ground that gives good perspective.
Perfect sharpness and light management.
Have a good weekend.
Best regards.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2689 W: 0 N: 3022] (20624)
  • [2012-09-21 12:34]

Geia sou Danos
According to your note this area constitutes a "playground" for geologists and oceanographers, and to my canadian eyes it appears as a wonder of nature seen from a vantaged angle to show it first magnitude.
Se xereto.

Hello Danos,
This is a fantastic site. The presence of the volcano not worried about people who trace routes from the crater. The light and colors are excellent. Bravo.
Good night

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15450 W: 159 N: 27003] (141836)
  • [2012-09-22 11:01]

Hi Danos
Impressionnant de voir ce cratère, l'harmonie des couleurs, la texture est bien rendue , la lumière extra
Belle présentation
Belle soirée

Καλησπέρα Δάνο,
η Νίσυρος είναι ένα από τα αγαπημένα μου νησιά. Έχει απίστευτες ομορφιές και κρύβει πολλές εκπλήξεις. Το ηφαίστειο είναι ένα μαγικό μέρος, πραγματικά συναρπαστικό και υποβλητικό. Η φωτογραφία σου το δείχνει αυτό με απόλυτη σαφήνεια. Το βάθος, η σύνθεση, τα χρώματα, το φως και οι αντιθέσεις δίνουν μια εξαιρετική περιγραφή του μοναδικού αυτού τοπίου. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλή Κυριακή,

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  • kiks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1482 W: 160 N: 1682] (12805)
  • [2012-09-22 16:47]

This looks more like a moonlandschape!! At first i did not realize this was a creater. Very impressive landschape with the high mountain and all the diferent tones.
Best regards

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2012-09-22 18:24]

HI Danos !!!

magnificent view from the city edge...... nice colours
It is a very good entry for TE..... so we can learn a bit more about your part of the world.

ciao Danos,
immagine di grande effetto con la natura selvaggia intorno al cratere e la morfologia della zona ottimamente definita dai tuoi colori,
buona domenica

Hi Danos,
What a great view. Excellentlly taken, beautiful colour and detail. Have a nice Sunday.:-)

Hello Danos,
I like this kind of landscapes and nature very much.It seems to be so hostile and dangerous,but on the other hand is so picturesque.You composed the scene very good.I like also very nice color scheme of the image and the contrast.Well done!
Have a nice evening

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  • bayno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1344 W: 297 N: 2538] (18348)
  • [2012-09-24 7:57]

Ciao Danos,
very beautiful all shades of brown and the view of the crater somewhat unusual because it is located in the valley, excellent POV and quality, and a very interesting note...
best regards,

Hi Danos

Impressive view of the crater of the volcano.The colors are are so rich and bright.The colours are deep and the details and the folds are excellently expressed.The sharpness and light are perfect.Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Best Wishes and regards

Hi Danos,
Amazing colours that give the volcano the look of another planet ! Great POV showing the top of the volcano and the crater well.
Thanks for sharing. It's not so usual to see these landscapes from Greece, although I suppose several of the Greek islands are old volcanoes ?
Best regards.

Olá Danos,

The high POV gave you a great and impressive view of this place.The rest has already been said by other colleagues.


Ciao Danos, great view of amazing place, excellent clarity, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Danos,
the other side of Greek Island which are usually known for their natural beauty and touristi infrastructure.
Great POV and interessting note. TFS,

Hola Danos

Great capture with incredible colors (all in brown but diferent games)of the mountain
From the POV you choose it seems a science fiction scenario
Greetings and TFS

Hi Danos,
Good pov on the volcano, nice light and colors on your shot, well presented.

une photo surprenante et tres belle..
presque un desert..
bon WE

Dear Danos
Another interesting places capture.
I like POV and colors.
Impressive compposition.
Best regards

Hello friend
all your last photos are interesting and your
useful notes describe them perfectly
this place looks like a place from
another planet,greetings for the

Hi Danos,
Good bird view shot to frame a big crater of volcano at the middle, what an arid area around the volcano, clear to show the unique and complicated geographical feature too, informative note and interesting composition, thanks for sharing.

Hi Danos !

From this phoptograph looks like you visited another planet...:)

Very impressive sceneryn, hard to believe that such a small island holds this magnitude gem. Everything in this presentation is intact. Thanks 4 sharing !


Bonjour Danos
superbe cette photo du haut de ce cratère, impressionnant
une belle présentation
merci de ce partage

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2012-10-01 6:08]

Hi Danos,
Marvelous areial photo. I like the brown color of the hills and ground because it contrasts nicely with the blue sky. The brown tones are beautiful and your composition works so well. I really love the feel of this. Very nice!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10510 W: 174 N: 17855] (79301)
  • [2012-10-01 8:15]


interesting to see roads around the crater. I liked these details we can see here. curious landscape and an excellent job to show it for us. TFS.



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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2012-10-01 10:44]

Yassou Danos
This is a great view from a good POV.
Strange and interesting concentration of lights in the center.
Well done.
Best regards

Hi Danos,
you make me so jealous. I was so close from this beautiful place and I have lost the opportunity to see it. But honestly we were with a 4 month old baby so we would probably not take the trip anyway. It seems wonderful, I like the colors and shapes of the landscape.
Thanks for sharing it.

Δάνο, πολύ εντυπωσιακή σημείωση και εικόνα απο την Νίσυρο ενα πανέμορφο νησί πού προσφέρει πολλά στον ταξιδιώτη όπως και ολα τα νησιά μας.
Πολυ ενημερωτική και χρήσιμη φωτογραφία!

Amazing place Danos, explicative note about this geological curiosity
I like your pov, sharp shot with a fine colors

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