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Fumeroles, Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

  Another shot from my Latin American trip.   Several of these fumeroles exist at the top of the volcano, spitting out smoke, steam and the sulphur which can be seen as a yellowish crust in the picture.    Some careful contrast control was required in Photoshop (PS) with this image in order to retain some detail in the very dark volcanic rocks.

Fumerole, Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Original image captured on colour negative film.

Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala.

I’m still working my way through my Latin America shots.  This is one taken from near the top of Pacaya,  one of the most active volcanoes in the world, in Guatemala and shows the surrounding countryside.  The shot was taken late in the day with active lava flows nearby.   At the time of taking this picture,  I was the only person left at the top of the volcano as my travelling companions had already started their decent.   Being a photographer,  it's not unusual for me to be the straggler firstly because I'm frequently carrying more gear than anyone else and hence move slower and,  secondly because there's always the desire to slow down and take some time to compose an image.

View from atop Pacaya Volcano, Guatemala

Original image captured on colour negative film.