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Mount Doom

by Patricia Howitt

Stretched Canvas

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Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.

This is Mount Ngauruhoe (7,516'), one of 2 active volcanoes on the Central North Island plateau of Aotearoa. This mountain featured as Mount Doom in the 'Lord of the Rings' series films. It's a beautiful mountain, especially on a fine day, but the plume of steam that issues from its crater on most days is an indication of the latent power below ground. One of the twin Tama Lakes provides a mirror shape below the mountain.

From Wikipedia: "Ngauruhoe has erupted more than 70 times since 1839. It is no longer showing signs of any significant unrest and the Volcanic Alert Level has been reduced to zero (typical background activity).

A significant increase in earthquake activity in May 2006 prompted the alert level to be raised to one (signs of volcano unrest). Over the next two years GeoNet recorded an average of 5 to 30 earthquakes a day close to Ngauruhoe, though the maximum daily number was as high as 80."

National Park, New Zealand, Mount Ngauruhoe, volcano, volcanic, Mount Doom, Lord of The Rings, movie, film, J R R Tolkien.
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Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on June 28, 2012 1:02am
Simply beautiful work, Patricia ♥
André Reina commented on June 28, 2012 2:18am
Exactly!
Bruce Stanfield commented on June 28, 2012 6:44am
Great! love these! Have looked at that mountain many times!! :)
TaLins commented on June 28, 2012 9:43am
Wow love this Patricia, great colors and info! Beautiful work of art!
Patricia Howitt commented on June 28, 2012 11:43am
Thank you Chris and Andre!!
Patricia Howitt commented on June 28, 2012 11:49am
Hey Bruce, National Park and the Desert Road are very dear to me. I hanker to live closer - except in winter, when it's cold enough up here! I've never been to the summit of Ngauruhoe, though I've been up Ruapehu several times and drank birthday wine on the top of Tongariro - yay! So glad you are enjoying these NZ ones.
Patricia Howitt commented on June 28, 2012 11:50am
Thank you so much TaLins!
Deepti Munshaw commented on June 28, 2012 12:38pm
Beautiful!
Patricia Howitt commented on June 28, 2012 5:33pm
Thank you so much, Deepti :-)).
Chris Klemens commented on June 29, 2012 5:15pm
this is great!
Patricia Howitt commented on July 1, 2012 12:34pm
Thank you Chris - I appreciate!