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alexander stefanatos


Premium (World), thessaloniki

Vesouvio

Italy
Campania Napoli
the volcano of Vesouvio

Napoli and Vesouvio, a great and irreconcilable friendship and coexistence since the depths of antiquity.It's rage had disastrous concequences in the past and yet considerably contributes to the present grandeur, awe and splendid beauty of Napoli. Vesouvio stands overlooking defiantly as historical emblem the city reminiscent of a hidden power but, in the same time, mean, vicious and crafty like another Pulcinello conciliating the opposites of life and death....

The photo was taken from the heights of Posilipo.

Comments 14

  • LadyNoone 24/11/2015 20:07

    Amazing view. There is not the border between the land and sky :)
  • s. sabine krause 06/11/2015 9:57

    it's one of those places that in mythical times would have inspired rituals of tribute paying and sacrificial ordeals: a maiden dish once a month laid out at the foot of the monstrous mountain to sate its appetite, ensure its benevolence, and keep it from taking its anger out at the city… ; ) fascinating, how it, the vast volcano, is being accompanied by an entourage of white clouds that seem to signal that, for now, everything is in perfect order: no need to worry, white smoke is good! it makes popes and tells us that heat is under control… in other words: the mountain is well-disposed to the idea of peaceful co-existence with the town down below! but people of naples, don't you ever mess with it! ; ) greetings, sabine.
  • Christos Banos 02/11/2015 21:10

    Wonderful!
    gr. Christos
  • catherine Berthe 02/11/2015 14:05

    merveilleuse vision sur ce Vésuve que je connais!!! splendide amitiés catherine
  • SINA 02/11/2015 12:55

    WUNDERSCHÖN.....
    best regards Kristine
  • sparkling light 02/11/2015 12:08

    Great view of this fantastic city that people either hate or love. I love it.
    Ciao, Jost
  • Harold Thompson 02/11/2015 10:13

    Lovely view across the bay and bonus of the good clouds
    :-)) Harold
  • Tassos Kitsakis 02/11/2015 8:45

    Classic view of a great landscape.
  • adriana lissandrini 01/11/2015 22:02

    a view of the Bay of Naples with a view of the great volcano of immense beauty, made with a lot of depth and great atmosphere
    saluti Adriana
  • Sue Thompson 01/11/2015 16:41

    An excellent view across the bay of Naple nd up to Vesuviuswith what I assume is its plume of smoke lying menacingly across the top. The feeling of depth in ths shot is accenttuated well by the darker tones in the foreground.

    :))
  • Mirjam Burer 01/11/2015 14:00

    impressive nature and good compo, Alexander...
    looks quite dangerous at the moment....
    compliments for this one and hugs...
  • Cameraqueen 01/11/2015 12:51

    Great composition of the beautiful bay of Naples and the threatening volcan in the background like a huge monster.
    kind regards, Sabine
  • artphot36 01/11/2015 12:05

    belle évocation et lointain souvenir pour moi, j'ai visité en bateau la baie de Naples en...1966 ! J'ai escaladé le Vésuve en 1969...c'est loin mais reste dans ma mémoire!
    Merci, amitiés
  • patrick hyrailles 01/11/2015 11:58

    beau cliché bravo
    amitié patrick

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Camera NIKON D700
Lens Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) (A061) or Tamron AF 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XR LD Aspherical (IF) (185D)
Aperture 8
Exposure time 1/800
Focus length 78.0 mm
ISO 800

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