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North Crater Lava Flow

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 20 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural.

This house sized rock was once part of the side of a crater full of lava. When the crater wall collapsed, this chunk was floated on the lava and deposited here.

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Part of The Great American West series.

Bill Brown from California, United States


20 Feb 2011 5:13am

myky from London, Canada

Really nice texture and colour.

20 Feb 2011 5:20am

myky from London, Canada

Sorry...Glitch in my comment!!!! This was supposed to be for yesterday's...for this one, I like the dark foreground with so much detail against the lighter background.

20 Feb 2011 5:23am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I find this even more impressive lava in black and white

20 Feb 2011 6:30am

rem_la from Villiers, France

quelle belle desolation !

20 Feb 2011 6:39am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great b/w! Fantastic shot!

20 Feb 2011 7:08am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Quite an air of mystery this is conveying! The more I looked at the rock, the more I was awed! Superbly composed and rendered, as always! Have a beautiful Sunday Steve!:-)

20 Feb 2011 7:14am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

I can't realy imagine the hight of this stone...

20 Feb 2011 7:39am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The dark contrast on this B&W landscape is nice.

20 Feb 2011 8:33am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Le N&B lui va bien ! Je te souhaite un bon dimanche

20 Feb 2011 8:57am

philip earl from Oregon, United States

Interesting info .. wow, that is large .. Great Image !!

20 Feb 2011 8:59am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid

20 Feb 2011 9:11am

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, New York, Canada

I wonder, it probably would be impossible to carve something made from
lava flow. I suppose you really have to watch where you go also when you
are there, there must be some inherent danger. Wonderful photo.

20 Feb 2011 9:56am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful image, so rich in texture !

20 Feb 2011 11:42am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

a very beautiful b&w landscape

20 Feb 2011 11:52am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great b&w shot and lovely tones !

20 Feb 2011 12:02pm

Iknow from Chengdu, China

great moods and tones,really enjoy this and the information proved here friend.

20 Feb 2011 12:19pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot with these dark tones - like a moonscape - or perhaps Mars!

20 Feb 2011 12:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

amazing chunk of rock

20 Feb 2011 3:13pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Impressiv and a great framing !

20 Feb 2011 3:30pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The "lava" days must have been spectacular. Fine shot with excellent contrast and impact. Very nice image.

20 Feb 2011 3:47pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Superb shot! Nice texture and tones...

20 Feb 2011 4:39pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Afghanistan

This works excellent in B&W. Very beautiful indeed.

20 Feb 2011 5:40pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Huge piece of this dish, your N & B is superb and splendid scenery. Good day.

20 Feb 2011 8:32pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Rich with texture and wonderfully processed.

20 Feb 2011 9:13pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

I lilke the b&w treatment and the texture here, very nice shot.

21 Feb 2011 12:11am

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

Ah, that would make a good church for Lava to attend. ;)

21 Feb 2011 1:10am

Kala from United States

I like all the details in the foreground and it looks great in monochrome.

21 Feb 2011 1:57am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Texture heaven, I would love to macro here!

21 Feb 2011 3:04am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

how interesting!! having just seen what water can move; here in Australia, i'm not sooooo surprised about the power of nature's ability to move 'stuff'

21 Feb 2011 6:11am

k@ from Paris, France

I love the textures in this deep & rich B&W, i can feel them, superbly framed !

21 Feb 2011 8:52am

Franz from Baden, Austria

my first thought upon seeing this photo was, wow, a lava rock as large as a house. then i read your remarks, to find out you felt the same. well captured giant in this sea of desolation!

21 Feb 2011 10:43am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Looks impressive and powerful...very rich b/w image well framed, as always !!

23 Feb 2011 12:33pm