Panorama of Timanfaya National Park

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timanfaya-national-park.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s

The Timanfaya National Park is a vast wasteland of volcanic eruptions happened mostly around 1730. It is unique, beautiful, looks like an alien planet, and quite dangerous to walk on your own. The road on the left is the route the camels take when going to work and getting home - they are only serving tourists these days though.

My camera doesn't have a panorama function: this image is glued from 3 handheld shoots, combined perfectly with a program called Hugin.

Layers of volcanic ash

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layers-of-volcanic-ash.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/400 sec
Focal length (as set)
50.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
K or M Lens

Lanzarote has a unique lake: it's completely green, called El Lago Verde. The colour is due to the different volcanic ash falling into the small lake: all these magnificent slopes around it are contributing to creating that green water.

The top of Timanfaya

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top-of-timanfaya.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/16.0
Shutter speed
1/125 sec
Focal length (as set)
35.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 160
Lens
smc PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.4 AL

At the top of Timanfaya National Park on Lanzarote, there is a building, designed by César Manrique, called El Diablo: it uses completely natural hot air coming from the depths of the Earth to cook. This is the view in front of it.

Stream with oak leaves

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stream-with-oak-leaves.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/80 sec
Focal length (as set)
50.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
K or M Lens

Sometimes the simple, small things, are just as gorgeous: this was in the stream that as flowing down from a gigantic waterfall in Ireland.

A piece of Powerscourt Waterfall

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a-piece-of-powerscourt-waterfall.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/20.0
Shutter speed
1/6 sec
Focal length (as set)
48.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 160
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Powerscourt Waterfall Forest - browns

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powerscourt-waterfall-forest-browns.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/20 sec
Focal length (as set)
45.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 800
Lens
K or M Lens

Occasionally it's worth getting off the usual tracks and paths; you end up in abandoned, unmaintained parts of the forest, leading into dark rows of pines all around you.

Powerscourt Waterfall Forest - greens

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powerscourt-waterfall-forest-greens.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Shutter speed
1/200 sec
Focal length (as set)
45.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
K or M Lens

Irish forests are beautiful, and all the greens collide before autumn sits in.

Sunset at Kilchurn Castle

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sunset-at-kilchurn-castle.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/8.0
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
60.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

At the end of a wonderful organised day tour we visited Loch Awe and Kilchurn Castle. We a decent weather all the day - given it was winter in Scotland, I was very glad for it, but the sunset was certainly magnificent.

Sunset at Loch Awe

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sunset-at-loch-awe.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/11.0
Shutter speed
1/125 sec
Focal length (as set)
85.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Sunsets can be magnificent all around the UK, but they seem to be astonishing in Scotland - if you're lucky enough to see the sun. We were, thank fully.

Island on Loch Awe

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sunset-island-on-loch-awe.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/8.0
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
68.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 400
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

Sunsets have been photographed so many times that when you see one that's truly outstanding you end up finding yourself looking for excuses why you took the picture. It's simple: it was, in fact, beautiful.

Trees burning in the sunset

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trees-burning-in-the-sunset.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/7.1
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
60.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 800
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

We passed this tiny island on our way to Kilchurn Castle and back. Going there, they were simple, grey trees, but when the sun was setting, it was lighting up the branches just like it was the colour of the leaves or the trees themselves. You need to look closely to realise, it's only a trick of the light.

Mountains around Glencoe

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mountains-around-glencoe.jpg - photo by Peter Molnar hello@petermolnar.eu
Camera
PENTAX K-5 II s
Aperture
f/9.0
Shutter speed
1/60 sec
Focal length (as set)
48.0 mm
Sensitivity
ISO 200
Lens
HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR

There is a large parking lot in Glencoe where everybody stoppes to take pictures. While the view on the opposite is indeed magnificent, if you turn around, you can see just as interesting and just as beautiful landscapes as well.