Vulcano Island

Wherever tectonic plates meet there is volcanic activity as in the Mediterranean sea where the northward-moving African plate meets the Eurasian plate. Sicily has the Etna and northward in the Tyrrhenian Sea there are the Liapri Islands with Vulcano, Stromboli and 5 other islands. Today I’d like to share 3 shots from 3 different vulcanos.

This shot of Vulcano Island was taken from a helicopter with a 1/500 sec., f/5.0 and ISO 100 on a bright September morning. I used a Canon EOS 5DSR with a EF 24-70 mm f/4L IS USM at 24 mm.

Below the active vulcano of Stromboli also taken from the helicopter with a 1/800 sec., f/5.6 and ISO 100. I used a Canon EOS 5DSR with a EF 24-70 mm f/4L IS USM at 70 mm.

Stromboli Vulcano

Finally the Etna. One of the younger craters on the south-west side at around 2’800 meters above sea level. To get there one as to drive up to 1’900 m, take the cable car to 2’500 m, take a superjeep to 2’800 m and then take a little walk. The shot is a 1/320 sec., f/6.3 and ISO 100 with an EF 14 mm f/2.8 L II USM on a Canon EOS 5 DSR.

Vulcano Sicily

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