Volcano Quetzeltenango, Guatemala by Eadweard Muybridge (1875)

The photograph titled “Volcano Quetzeltenango, Guatemala” was taken by the artist Eadweard Muybridge in the year 1875. It depicts a dramatic landscape, presumably near or on the volcanic terrain near Quetzaltenango, a city in Guatemala known for its nearby volcanoes.

In the image, you see a rugged and chaotic assemblage of rocks and boulders, creating a raw and jagged foreground. The perspective is upwards toward a light-filled sky where clouds swirl, possibly indicating the gases and steam emitted by volcanic activity. The interplay of light and shadow among the rocks gives the photograph a dynamic texture and a sense of the volatile environment often associated with volcanic areas. The photograph captures the desolation and power of the natural landscape, with the light perhaps suggesting the unpredictable nature of the volcano itself.

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