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It all depends on the wind

Posted by
aaanouel (Heredia, Costa Rica) on 12 June 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Turrialba volcano erupts ash and gases on a regular basis being carried by erratic winds far away so, in spite of our home is 35Km away, smooth sulfur odor may be perceived and a fine dust layer occasionally covers our cars and dirts everything inside of the house... Its crater is just underneath the grey vapor column at the right.

So, it all depends on the direction of the wind.

SONY DSC-HX100V 1/320 second F/5.0 ISO 100 69 mm

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Devi from Chennai, India

The clouds look so innocent...
and they do carry the dust propelled by the wind..
How beautiful this image looks !!!
Dust on the cars and in the house can be wiped..
Hope it does not get into the lungs!!!!

12 Jun 2016 5:37am

@Devi: Because of the distance, the sulfur gases as well as the ash dust concentration is minimum, but in spite of it, they can be smelled and cause some irritation and sinusitis to Morèe and her nephew that lives with us. It's nothing to worry about too much, until the nice Vulcan god decides to make big eruptions while the wind coming in our direction. Ha! But it's not that easy for the people that live on the volcano skirts or near it, ash is a wonderful fertilizing, but when being heavily concentrated in union of sulfur gases, they damage the crops and strongly affect their cattle. A worst history happened by 1963 when the nearer Irazú volcano covered San José with a heavy and continue rain of ash during two terrible and continue years, we were not living here by then still, fortunately. ✎____________ ✔✔✔✔✔Txs4watching and commenting Devi.

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful composition, layers, clouds, colors & lights!
L O V E L Y !!!

12 Jun 2016 4:40pm

@omid: ✎____________ ✔✔✔✔✔Txs4watching Omid.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Supongo que no todas esas nubes provienen de los gases del volcán ... el cielo se vé fantástico !!!
Interesante y preocupante que tengan que respirar esos olores y polvo volcánico :(( ...

12 Jun 2016 8:59pm

@Baldwin VW: - Eso es correcto B., a pesar de que lo vi desde su comienzo, mientras buscaba a cámara se acercaron las nubes de la izquierda y creo que solo la de la derecha fue producida por el volcán. Típicamente son vapor de agua a alta presión cargadas con ceniza y algo de azufre, suena como motor de jet a toda potencia pero con tos, jeje. A esta distancia los vapores de azufre llegan con bajísima concentración pero aún así se huelen, no obstante, junto la finísima ceniza en el aire a Morèe le produce algo de alergia, sinusitis y piquiña en la garganta al igual que a su sobrino que vive con nosotros. Las cenizas a veces dejan una capa no tan fina sobre los carros que hay que lavar porque puede dañar la pintura. En todo caso no es nada de qué preocuparse demasiado mientras las explosiones no sean demasiado fuertes y el impredecible viento no venga en nuestra dirección. Para tomar al cielo (y flores) siempre uso exposición negativa (-3EV o -5EV) para que no se quemen las áreas blancas o se saturen los colores, luego recupero en PP.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Jun 2016 12:35pm

1/320 second
ISO 100
69 mm