Photographer's Note

Sulphur deposits and steaming fumaroles on the Gran Cratere on the island of Vulcano, one of the seven Aeolian islands off the north coast of Sicily.

The Romans believed that Vulcano was the chimney to the god Vulcanus's workshop. The island had grown due to his periodic clearing of cinders and ashes from his forge. The earthquakes that either preceded or accompanied the explosions of ash etc., were considered to be due to Vulcanus making weapons for Mars and his armies to wage war. [Wikipedia]

Fuji Velvia slide film scanned on a Nikon Coolscan 5000 scanner.

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