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On the crater

On the crater
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11574 W: 123 N: 29426] (138720)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-10-12
Categories: Nature
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2016-10-23 3:08
Viewed: 1677
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was very lucky with the weather during my recent trip. I had a bit of rain but then I went to the museum. In other places when it was better to have sun and blue sky, the weather was perfect.
From Naples we went by the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii, there we left our luggage in the hostel and went for a trip to Vesuvius. The bus comes up and then it is half an hour walk to the crater. not much effort and the views of the crater and the Gulf of Naples are magnificent. There were many tourists there but I suppose that in the summer there are more. In October there is low season already, in some hotels we were the only guests.
I find it quite strange that on TE there is no similar views. Or maybe I couldn't find them.

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The view in other direction

The path around the crater

snunney, jhm, GyurMaster, PaulVDV, tyro, PiotrF, holmertz, danos, Fis2, ChrisJ, bukitgolfb301, adramad, s_lush, ikeharel, mcmtanyel, pierrefonds, ourania has marked this note useful
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Hello Malgo,
Fine perspective over this rugged landscape. You have made good use of the path on the right as a frame and to create depth, whilst the visitors enliven the scene and provide scale. Very good technical realisation.

Hello Malgo,
It's not easy to take a good picture of the crater of the Vesuvius.
Here you made a good choice to show us a part of the crater together with the walkway around and a glimpse of the densely populated area near the volcano.
You had splendid weather: a mostly blue sky and the wooden fence throws beautifully its shadow on the foreground.
Best regards, Paul

Dear Malgo,

Again, you visited some really beautiful places. Good composition.

Best Wishes,

Ciao cara Malgo, great view of amazing place, wonderful colors, splendid light and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7229] (29024)
  • [2016-10-23 6:08]

Hi dear Malgo,

I seem to remember that Lisa posted a couple of photos from here in the past - like this one but, no, I agree: I've not seen any pictures quite so impressive as these three you have shown us just now, taken from the top of Mount Vesuvius.

These three photographs, each quite different, give a wonderful impression of what you could see up there - from the crater with its evil smoking sulphurous fumes to the distant views over the surrounding countryside and the Bay of Naples. And each picture is perfectly presented with lovely light, rich colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.

And, of course, a fascinating note about your trip up there.


Kindest Regards,


Ciao Malgo,

Très belle composition. J'aimerais bien un jour tenter l'aventure de l'ascension sur les bords du cratère. Je me demande ce que cela peut sentir. Magnifique ciel bleu en arrière plan.

Bon dimanche


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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4781 W: 2 N: 8709] (41922)
  • [2016-10-23 7:39]

Czesc Malgo
Wow jakie gory zdobywalas :) Ok, doczytalem ze nie byla to mocno wyczerpujaca wycieczka, a krajobrazy niewatpliwie ten wysilek nagrodzily. Bajeczne kadry i kolory z tego miejsca

Interesting view of the crater with its colors, along with the mountain line fading on background.

Including the persons passing by gives us a clearer sense of the scale of the place.

Good natural tones.


Hello Malgo,
Three interesting and fascinating photos. It's hard to say which one should be used as the official upload. They all have their qualities and all have good colours.
Sometimes pictures can be hard to fins on TE because some members don't care about geography and add their photos to any province. perhaps by ignorance, indifference or to cover their map with more painted areas.
Kind regards,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2016-10-23 9:36]

Witaj MAlgo,
nice the view of this section of the crater with the people to adds life and colour in the scene.I like the colourful materials that consist the layout of the crater as the beautiful presentation.


Hello Malgo,

this must be an interesting place to visit, I like the part of the crater we can see, the rock formations catch my attention, well seen,

Best regards,


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11508 W: 163 N: 19349] (141918)
  • [2016-10-23 12:45]

Cze¶æ Ma³gosiu!
A to w ciekawe miejsce dotarlas.
Bardzo fajnie pokazana struktura ska³y.
Dobry kadr i kolorystyka.
Mi³ego wieczoru.

Ciao Malgo
non sono mai stato sul Vesuvio e dalle tue foto si vedono dei panorami bellissimi.
Molto bello anche il tempo, diventa tutto più facile e divertente in questo modo.
Mi fa proprio piacere sapere che stai facendo un ottimo viaggio.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15624 W: 1055 N: 32615] (151748)
  • [2016-10-23 15:19]

Hello Malgo,

It reminds me a little of the Jeju Island volcano at Seongsan Ilchulbong: http://icatse.org/icsn/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2011111200895_4.jpg

Or Tangkuban Perahu in West Java which had a 'please evacuate immediately in the event of poison gas emissions from the crater'. Good close up of the infamous caldera. Tfs!

Hi dear Malgo

Again you seem to enjoy yourselves this time.
So sharp and clear presnetation for this mouth of volcano. Very interstng and wide framewrok shot via keeping so nice balance.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4188 W: 0 N: 9929] (67735)
  • [2016-10-23 22:35]

To jest chyba przeżycie, z jednej strony krater z drugiej strony widok na Neapol, czy stad sie wzielo powiedzenie "zobaczyc Neapol i umrzec"?
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hi Malgo,
A pleasant view about this famous volcano, well framed with the shadow of the fence on the right side, beautiful sunny day, tfs.

Good morning Malgo,
Spectacular view on the volcano, I was on Etna and I admit it's quite a sensation. Also, amazing panorama of the city from there. Well taken.


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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2804 W: 35 N: 5681] (30278)
  • [2016-10-24 0:56]

Hello Malgo

Having seen a couple of craters on Java this summer, I'm as surprised as you are that this image doesn't seem so well known and that no one has posted a view of this crater here before. So, thanks for this one. And it's a good picture too.



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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26146 W: 523 N: 44753] (190777)
  • [2016-10-24 5:06]

Hello Malgo,

Your two additional pictures are also wonderful also a very well complement to the main picture.
A pleasant panorama view about the area.
Indeed a very good weather for take this image.
I like the structure of the rocks.
An excellent composition and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Dear Malgorzata,
What wonderful view of the Vesuvio ! Amazing place, you found a marvellous day, a very good work, brava.

Hello Malgo.
Superb view from the crater of Vesuvius, gorgeous variety of colors on the walls of the crater.
Magnificent management brightness and sharpness, to enjoy the details.
Very well done. I like it.
Have a good start to the week.
Best wishes.

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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1962 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2016-10-25 14:37]

Hello, Malgorzata,
As this and other pictures from your Italian travel show, you were in luck on good weather. This scene is especially colorful and attractive under bright sunlight. The composition comprises not only multicolored rocks but also beautiful surroundings of the volcano. Excellently composed, perfectly captured and informatively commented in the note. Great work!
My warmest regards,

Czesc Malgorzata,
rzeczywiscie niektore miejsca pomimo ze sa bardzo popularne turystycznie -nie sa popularne na TE, moze liczba uzytkownikow jest statystycznie zbyt niska zeby pokryc wszystkie miejsca na Ziemi?
Tak czy owak to znakomita fotografia. Podobaja mi sie ogromnie te wulkaniczne kolory. Kiedys spacerowalem po kraterach na Maui, to bylo wyjatkowe przezycie w dodatku nie spotkalimy z Ania chyba ani jednej osoby przez caly dzien a widok siegal na kilometry...
Przyjemna kompozycja, ludzie rowniez dodaja uroku i poczucia skali, w dodatku oczywiscie ten widok w oddali! Zastanawiam sie czy z drona nie udalo by ci sie zrobic lepszego zdjecia :)
Pogoda rzeczywiscie dopisala co widac po wspanialych kolorach,

Hello Malgo,
Much luck on the weather when climbed the mighty Volcano, up to its threatening creater.
The colors of the soil is amazing, nature's creation as wonderful formation.
Good choice to add those people/tourists walking alongside.
Have a nice new week,

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11334 W: 174 N: 20716] (91352)
  • [2016-11-01 0:46]


nice view showing the edge of the crater and the town and far landscape and tourists too. ever I see images of this places I remember one of the most famous personages of Brazilian history died here while visiting the place.



Hello Malgo,
In the 90's, (1995, I think) I was in Pompeii. I had taken a day's excursion down to Pompeii and a pretty town by the sea whose name evades me now. Being in an organized tour, I did not have the freedom to wander off to the volcano. Thanks for showing me what I missed, my favorite photo is the Path around the Crater. Maybe it's time to go back with the family and take our time.

Hi Malgorzata,

The wideness of the area is giving depth to the scenery. The point of view is showing details of the crater of the Vesuvius volcano. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.


Hello Malgo,
the view of the formidable and notorious crater is fascinating. I like the space you gave it and the excellent details and textures featured. Your composition has fine dynamism and great depth. I also like the contrasting colours and textures of the sky. All three pictures are superb, we often see photos of the Vesuvious from the cities but not views of the cities from the crater. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,

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