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    Hmm, considering the conditions, this turned out better than I thought. The sun had set, I was on a boat and the object was a long way away on the top of a mountain. Hand held 200mm telephoto lens with camera on manual (shutter 125thsec, aperture f3.8).

    Any one care to suggest a location?
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    Anak Krakatoa in Indonesia?

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    [quote name='HansV' post='788624' date='12-Aug-2009 16:32']Anak Krakatoa in Indonesia?[/quote]

    'Fraid not. Finances do not run to taking the family that far away on holiday!

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    A bonfire in Switzerland then, on Swiss National Day (August 1)?

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    [quote name='HansV' post='788634' date='12-Aug-2009 16:52']A bonfire in Switzerland then, on Swiss National Day (August 1)?[/quote]

    No cigar yet! You were 'warmer' with your first guess.

    Ken

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    Forest fire

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    [quote name='DaveA' post='788636' date='12-Aug-2009 16:57']Forest fire[/quote]

    Nup!

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    Hmm... a volcano but not so far away? Mt Etna? Or Stromboli?

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    [quote name='HansV' post='788638' date='12-Aug-2009 17:27']Hmm... a volcano but not so far away? Mt Etna? Or Stromboli?[/quote]

    Ahh but which one?

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    No idea, I haven't been there recently (or ever, in fact... )

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    [quote name='stuck' post='788657' date='12-Aug-2009 13:24']Ahh but which one?[/quote]

    I'd have to say it's Mt. Etna since The last eruption for Mt.Stromboli was in our century of 2008
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    [quote name='DocWatson' post='788677' date='12-Aug-2009 19:30']I'd have to say it's Mt. Etna since The last eruption for Mt.Stromboli was in our century of 2008[/quote]

    I'd have to say the comment on that page isn't very precise. Etna was active fairly recently but Stromboli has been bubbling away for a very long time. So long in fact that the term "Strombolian" is used to describe that type of eruption on other volcanoes.

    There is a thriving trade taking boat loads of people just off the island after sunset because it's a safe bet the tourists won't be disappointed. Sure enough, in the short time (1 hour max) that the boat I was on held it's position off Stromboli there were 3 obvious displays plus a couple of more minor 'glows'. The Wikipedia page I've linked to says that guided treks to the top have been stopped since ~2007 but such tours appeared to be on offer in the town this summer and, from the boat, there were dozens of camera flashes clearly visible on the mountain above the crater; so somebody was up there getting the sort of picture on the Wiki page!

    I know it's not a very good picture but I'm pleased I managed to capture something of the event.

    Ken

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    Sounds like a fantastic trip, thanks for sharing.

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