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Panorama View - Mt. Etna - Sicily

This is a panorama view from the southern slope of Mt. Etna in Sicily from about 2900 meters (9500+ feet) altitude.

Mt. Etna is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. An active volcano, recent seismic activity caused the authorities to close off portions of the slope and summit from hikers and climbers. Fortunately, the southern slope below the summit was accessible this past week. Signs of Mt. Etna's volcanic origin can be seen in the lower left of the photo. The bright yellow surface is deposited sulfur jetted from fumaroles close to where this image was captured.

This image was created by combining six handheld photo images using Photoshop CS4 as the image processor. The original image is 60 inches X 12 inches (I need yet another printer). Click on the image for a larger version.
Canon PowerShot S90, f/8 @ 6 mm, 1/640, ISO 80, No Flash

Panorama View - Mt. Etna - Sicily