Janos Demeter, EPSA  

I will Survive by Janos Demeter, EPSA

February 2021 - I will Survive

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken a few years ago in Sicily, on the Etna volcano.

t = 1/1000, f/ 13 and ISO 2000.

Etna is an active vulcano, from time to time destroys its neighborhood, even some villages. Yet, some rocks are resistant and life survives or starts again.

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7 comments posted

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
A fine image Janos, but I can't help wanting to peak over the top of the ridge to see what else is there. The foreground detail in the volcanic soil is good, but I feel the image is not weakened in anyway if we were to be shown the same image from a slightly higher viewpoint. That rock with the plant life coming back would still be the main point of interest, but just perhaps there is something else in the background that could support it even further.   Posted: 02/09/2021 02:58:42
Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
You are right, Ian, the problem was that we could not go where we wanted because there still were vulcanic activities. Maybe with a drone, but that time I did not have one.   Posted: 02/14/2021 00:06:37

Debbie Bates   Debbie Bates
Janos, your images are so unique! I love the way you have caught the textures and movement in this image. You can see exactly how the lava moved around the jut of earth. You sure get to see some great places.   Posted: 02/14/2021 11:04:26

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Nice capture of textures, colors and movement. The image is sharp and great exposure and tells a story of survival - very nice.   Posted: 02/15/2021 17:36:20

Matt Conti   Matt Conti
Fascinating image, Janos! At first, I couldn't quite imagine what I was looking at until I read your description. I love that. The intimacy of the patterns are gorgeous. I want to Photoshop a little house on top of that rock (just kidding).   Posted: 02/16/2021 04:31:11

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
What a wonderful testament to Mother Nature and the will to survive. I love the textures and the surprising green in what was once most likely a real wasteland. What a truly remarkable testament to our earth! WOW is all I can say. This is a very impactful image   Posted: 02/17/2021 13:57:23

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Wonderful image and very nice title. Your capture is quite unique. The texture of the rock and its surrounding lavas are amazing, which tells the story of the volcano. The 1/3 of the sky is also very nice.   Posted: 02/19/2021 18:37:40