alainbarbezat
alainbarbezat

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foto3la11 PRO+
 
foto3la11 February 26, 2013
Great image.
nicken PRO
 
nicken February 28, 2013
Spectacular
melonynames-steel PRO+
 
melonynames-steel March 01, 2013
how far away were you? fantastic shot!!!!!!
alainbarbezat
alainbarbezat March 22, 2013
Thanks! I was about 500m away. Park rangers made sure no one could get any closer... The sight was so mesmerizing that I am sure I would have gone way too close (and not make it back...) without them :)
wosch
 
wosch March 02, 2013
wow,this is great
neerajpurohit
 
neerajpurohit March 02, 2013
stunning shot!
FMueller
 
FMueller March 02, 2013
Wow, awesome shot!
ryanheck
 
ryanheck March 02, 2013
Very nice.
cindy_marcotte_1964
 
cindy_marcotte_1964 March 02, 2013
Absolutely Fantastic!!!!
IsabellaD Premium
 
IsabellaD March 03, 2013
SUPERB capture, eye catching, great detail,great potential,my winner anyway!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana March 03, 2013
Very nice!
Etna PRO+
 
Etna March 04, 2013
AWESOME!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke March 12, 2013
Awesome Shot! Congrats!
geeuy
 
geeuy March 12, 2013
CONGRATS!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 March 12, 2013
Congrats !
senka
 
senka March 12, 2013
wow, fantastic congrats
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan March 12, 2013
Dramatic, interesting, amazing and spectacular. Terrific capture. Congrats on the feature.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 12, 2013
Superb capture - a case of being in the right place at the right time. Congratulations on being featured.
rajeevalochanperubhotla
 
rajeevalochanperubhotla March 12, 2013
Superb Capture Congrats
alainbarbezat
 
alainbarbezat March 12, 2013
Thank you to all of you for your kind encouragements!
mloiz
 
mloiz March 12, 2013
Amazing capture!! Well done!!
jej621 PRO+
 
jej621 March 12, 2013
Very awesome!!! Congratulations
ChrisKIELY
 
ChrisKIELY March 12, 2013
That is the craziest, most beautiful, wonderful photo I have ever seen. Congratulations on this incredible shot, and congratulations on the feature. WOW!
charlena PRO+
 
charlena March 12, 2013
Now that's a winner!
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal March 12, 2013
Awesome.Congratulation.
catini
 
catini March 12, 2013
Great capture, congrats on your feature!
tetvet PRO+
 
tetvet March 12, 2013
beautiful, congrats
mailsmc
 
mailsmc March 12, 2013
Amazing shot, congrats on your feature!
HarrietMoore
 
HarrietMoore March 12, 2013
wow this is amazing!
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea March 12, 2013
Congratulations...stunning image!
melissa3339
 
melissa3339 March 12, 2013
Wow! Awesome! Congrats!
Carli
 
Carli March 12, 2013
wow, amazing shot! congrats :D
Freelily
 
Freelily March 12, 2013
Holy cow!!!!! What a shot! Awesome and thrilling well deserved feature! Congratulations!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 12, 2013
Awesome capture! Congrats.
rturnbow PRO+
 
rturnbow March 12, 2013
Fabulous! Congrats!
robjac85 PRO+
 
robjac85 March 12, 2013
Wow awsome capture. Congrats.
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 12, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
nerophoto
 
nerophoto March 12, 2013
WOW...this is incredible!!!!!!! Congrats on your feature and amazing photo!!!
Monty
 
Monty March 12, 2013
Great shot. Can't say anything that hasn't already been said. Congrats.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 12, 2013
Wow! Awesome capture! Congrats!
TammyMarie
 
TammyMarie March 12, 2013
That is just Fabulous! Congrats!
JimDavis143
 
JimDavis143 March 12, 2013
OMG!!!!! TIME MAGAZINE CALLED AND WANTS TO INTERVIEW YOU FOR CHIEF PHOTOGRAPHER!!!! Excellent job!!! Award WELL deserved.
lucyar01 PRO+
 
lucyar01 March 12, 2013
amazing shot!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter March 12, 2013
Beautiful work. Congrats on your feature. - Jake
cilla8
 
cilla8 March 12, 2013
Magnificent!!! Congrats on feature!!
ssharma
 
ssharma March 12, 2013
amazing shot, congrats !
elizabethkosowesky
 
elizabethkosowesky March 12, 2013
Wow
alainbarbezat
 
alainbarbezat March 12, 2013
Thank you everybody!!! You are all inspiration to me! I am so happy to have joined Viewbug (thank you guys too), it's such a great community. Be safe everyone.
shaunapalmquist
 
shaunapalmquist March 12, 2013
are you kidding me.....this is incredible!
Dmullanephotography
 
Dmullanephotography March 12, 2013
Amazing shot
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography March 12, 2013
OUTSTANDING!!!!
MilanParekh
 
MilanParekh March 12, 2013
OMG!!!! Just amazing.
Inmar
 
Inmar March 12, 2013
Oustanding!! Congrats on feature!
paulinephillips
 
paulinephillips March 12, 2013
This is amazing,
inge_vautrin PRO+
 
inge_vautrin March 12, 2013
Amazing capture! Congrats!
KCraine
 
KCraine March 12, 2013
Congrats Amazing Capture!!!!
GBloniarz PRO+
 
GBloniarz March 12, 2013
Powerhouse shot! Congrats!
Grateful PRO+
 
Grateful March 12, 2013
really out of this world, well done
markcoleman
 
markcoleman March 12, 2013
Amazing!
nihilistmia
 
nihilistmia March 12, 2013
brilliant capture,congrats on your feature
debcoimages PRO+
 
debcoimages March 12, 2013
Amazing capture! Very dramatic and the dark sky adds to it. Congrats on your feature.
BLSPhotography PRO+
 
BLSPhotography March 12, 2013
Amazing shot ........ breath taking!!!!!! Congrats!!!
pamm16 Premium
 
pamm16 March 12, 2013
Awesome! It has my votes
Thimbee
 
Thimbee March 12, 2013
Wowzers! Amazing image. Beautifully done-sharp and detailed
mistyvkirsch
 
mistyvkirsch March 12, 2013
Awesome Capture
Akang_Bagja
 
Akang_Bagja March 12, 2013
stunning
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates March 12, 2013
Stunning capture! Congrats!
fotogalmexican
 
fotogalmexican March 12, 2013
superb
Ryder
 
Ryder March 12, 2013
Amazing Capture!
jasonmarceau
 
jasonmarceau March 12, 2013
Amazing
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 March 12, 2013
Stunning
JoanieP PRO
 
JoanieP March 12, 2013
Amazing capture
photosue50
 
photosue50 March 12, 2013
Wow!
nicolebooth PRO
 
nicolebooth March 12, 2013
Awesome Capture!
Mar PRO+
 
Mar March 12, 2013
Congratulations, fantastic capture. Well deserved feature....Mar
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY PRO+
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY March 12, 2013
Congrats.....beautiful shot
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson March 12, 2013
Congrats on your feature with this superb photo! Brian :-)
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA March 13, 2013
now thats awesome Congrats!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon March 13, 2013
Impressive natural phenomenon, congratulations on your feature
ManCorMac
 
ManCorMac March 13, 2013
Wonderful shot. Congrats on the award.
AndreaE
 
AndreaE March 13, 2013
Most awesome! ! Congrats! !!
murphey PRO
 
murphey March 13, 2013
Wow Super !
MatthewHowells
 
MatthewHowells March 14, 2013
great shot!
davidreyer
 
davidreyer March 14, 2013
great pic
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud March 14, 2013
WOW, amazing capture!!! Congratulations on your Feature!
prashanwilfred
 
prashanwilfred March 15, 2013
WOW Excellent timing !!!! where is this?
SteveBW PRO
 
SteveBW March 15, 2013
you're very talented, congrats
PeterV200
 
PeterV200 March 15, 2013
Superb!!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions March 15, 2013
congrats
haryosuryo
 
haryosuryo March 16, 2013
Spectacular......
sunsetnurveins
 
sunsetnurveins March 18, 2013
amazing
dominicflutter
 
dominicflutter March 19, 2013
incredible blown away
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 March 19, 2013
Fabulous capture! Love it! Congrats on the feature!
AFROBEAST
 
AFROBEAST March 19, 2013
THAT'S EPIC
danielmcadams
 
danielmcadams March 19, 2013
Wow!
romeosantillanperez
 
romeosantillanperez March 19, 2013
great shot!
kristinannelau
 
kristinannelau March 21, 2013
Wow, really great capture!
robertlungu
 
robertlungu March 21, 2013
excellent job!
Mopani
 
Mopani March 21, 2013
amazging photo -- congratulations!
mark_clarke_4770
 
mark_clarke_4770 March 21, 2013
Incredible!!
ppopiel
 
ppopiel March 21, 2013
great work!
melissad
 
melissad March 21, 2013
Fantastic!!!! Congrats!!!!
Lucky
 
Lucky March 21, 2013
congrats! Fantastic shot! Will worth the hike!
bcawood
 
bcawood March 21, 2013
Spectacular indeed, well done and congrats:)
pradipmaji
 
pradipmaji March 21, 2013
nice very nice
Photojenix PRO+
 
Photojenix March 21, 2013
Congrats! What an outstanding shot!
abijur PRO+
 
abijur March 21, 2013
Excellent
jaxdolfan
 
jaxdolfan March 21, 2013
This is absolutely gorgeously.
torchman310
 
torchman310 March 21, 2013
Absolutely breath taking. This is one of those "one in a million shots".
NickyV
 
NickyV March 21, 2013
Shot of a lifetime! Congrats!
docdpp
 
docdpp March 21, 2013
This shot is easily in my top ten ever.

Danny :-)
Bgreenephotography
 
Bgreenephotography March 21, 2013
I used to live in Hawaii and must say this is more amazing than the actual viewing of it. Unbelievable shot!!!
SapphireMemories PRO+
 
SapphireMemories March 21, 2013
Wow absolutely a fantastic capture, composition and yeah I have been told time to go lol!
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset March 21, 2013
Absolutely superb! Bravo!
Jewel
 
Jewel March 22, 2013
Awesome! Great capture! Congratulations on your feature!
Wayne_Sr PRO+
 
Wayne_Sr March 22, 2013
Awesome capture ***** Congratulations on your feature ...:~)
alainbarbezat
 
alainbarbezat March 22, 2013
Thank you, thank you!
Redcow
 
Redcow March 24, 2013
Very beautiful!
paulusjaisoegriemsingh
 
paulusjaisoegriemsingh March 26, 2013
Great shot
desirdarling
 
desirdarling March 31, 2013
Excellent - congrats!!
saylakham
 
saylakham April 02, 2013
wow very nice
Flosno
 
Flosno April 13, 2013
Just mind blowing....and earth shattering too, I guess..wonderful capture
GrahamF PRO+
 
GrahamF April 29, 2013
Very impressive!
apieper
 
apieper May 01, 2013
Incredible
madi11w
 
madi11w May 06, 2013
Great action shot of the volcano in action!
philwallace
 
philwallace May 07, 2013
Great Shot
Cindi_Tonkovich
 
Cindi_Tonkovich May 10, 2013
Stunning.
jj07957
 
jj07957 May 10, 2013
Whoaaa! Thats an amazing pic :O
Pedrolino
 
Pedrolino May 14, 2013
Beautiful photo !!!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar May 14, 2013
amazing shot! .. had the privilege to visit this spot last year :).. congrats!
limar1974
 
limar1974 June 06, 2013
great capture!I wasnt so lucky when I was there
Hari_Subagio
 
Hari_Subagio July 02, 2013
Fantastic ... superb
hwishnick PRO+
 
hwishnick July 09, 2013
KABOOOOOOM!
Jonocon
 
Jonocon July 21, 2013
Great capture
MOLLYSP
 
MOLLYSP August 02, 2013
I have never seen such photography as yours. Oh my gosh, amazing, all your shots are winners.
abjurelee
 
abjurelee August 11, 2013
fantastic capture x brilliant energy and contrast
pau1ine PRO+
 
pau1ine September 09, 2013
love it
dalepausinga PRO
 
dalepausinga September 12, 2013
Awesome capture
jvillainc PRO+
 
jvillainc September 18, 2013
You can be very proud of this wonderful shot - voted!
raimaging PRO
 
raimaging September 22, 2013
cool
ArtQ
 
ArtQ September 26, 2013
Congrats on your Peoples Choice Award in Explorer Contest.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 September 26, 2013
Wow - stunning capture! Congrats on being a People's Choice winner!
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen September 26, 2013
Congrats.
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon September 27, 2013
Congratulations on your people's choice WIN in the Explorer Competition
arjun
 
arjun September 27, 2013
Brilliant shot..
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta October 08, 2013
Superb well-timed capture. Congratulations on your win.
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions October 12, 2013
congrats again
paultownley
 
paultownley October 12, 2013
Wow you are on fire with this fantastic dramatic capture.........
tarasjobse
 
tarasjobse October 18, 2013
awesome !
elainelvis
 
elainelvis December 31, 2013
I was on big island in november, but there was non lava flowing at this specific time … I check your site to see if there are some other shots from Hawaii that I can recognize …
paultownley
 
paultownley January 01, 2014
Watta awesome dramatic shot.............
CarolThrasher
 
CarolThrasher January 01, 2014
Gorgeous
Karine
 
Karine January 02, 2014
It leaves me speechless....
jocelyn_walker_905
 
jocelyn_walker_905 January 27, 2014
In the right place at the right time.
EmmaPhillips
 
EmmaPhillips November 20, 2014
Great shot!
BrianpSlade
 
BrianpSlade February 05, 2015
Incredible drama captured in this wonderful image....well done and congrats....Brian
SuzyH
 
SuzyH February 08, 2015
Wow.. fabulous! :)
thenickelwell
 
thenickelwell February 24, 2015
Wow. Great image... i can't believe you were able to get this close! Well done and congrats on the recent "finalist" award.
huch5150
 
huch5150 February 26, 2015
Holy crap, that's a wow!
sharilee Premium
 
sharilee April 13, 2015
Amazing. I am in awe.
RobinV
 
RobinV April 13, 2015
Congrats on winning Photographer of the month
Peter-Kuwert
 
Peter-Kuwert April 13, 2015
Congrats that's an awesome shot well done
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea April 13, 2015
Stunning image...congratulations on all of the award wins you've received for this outstanding photograph!
marilyntyzack
 
marilyntyzack April 16, 2015
So fantastic. This is the sort of shot I dream of capturing.
DebbieKMiller81 PRO+
 
DebbieKMiller81 April 21, 2015
Awesome capture. Well done.
Beegirl
 
Beegirl September 24, 2016
Very Nice capture, good timing
David_Blakley_Photography PRO+
 
David_Blakley_Photography November 04, 2016
This photo and your feedback in your "Behind the Lens" section has given me new inspiration to just let the subject jump to me. Thanks you!
josephdeo
 
josephdeo January 26, 2017
Absolutely stunning capture. Dream location.
SueClarkPhoto PRO
 
SueClarkPhoto April 13, 2017
I'm awe-struck by this shot. It's wonderful - I've never seen anything quite like that.
elainevines
 
elainevines June 19, 2017
Wow!!!????
clarababobabo
 
clarababobabo August 06, 2017
Medonho .....mas ....bonito ! ....
Carlosf_m PRO
 
Carlosf_m July 31, 2018
Mother nature at its best, excellent capture
MissyCorrales
 
MissyCorrales March 06, 2019
wow!! incredible photograph! bet you could feel the heat!
Happy_Hippy PRO+
 
Happy_Hippy December 11, 2019
Amazing shot

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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken on Big Island in Hawaii from the Kalapana overlook. The Halema'uma'u volcano was erupting higher up on the island and the lava flowing into the sea was producing a gigantic plume of volcanic gas/water vapor. The lava moves in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of more recent flows and is invisible until it reaches the sea.
Time
This was shot just as the day was coming to an end. The sun was just about to disappear below the horizon, offering the perfect light conditions and right there the lava flow increased, producing this magical moment.
Lighting
I was there earlier in the day and waited until the sun was just about to set, that magical golden hour moment.
Equipment
Camera: NIKON D3 Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 Focal Length: 200mm Shutter Speed: 1/4 s Aperture: f/6.7 ISO: 1600 on tripod
Inspiration
I flew over the island by helicopter and when I reached the south coast this magical scenery appeared. The moment I saw it I knew I had to come back at night to capture the majesty of it. I went back the next day, driving four hours to get there and a bit of hiking as well. At 10 p.m. the Hawaii county officers escorted me out and it was time to go back to my hotel, which was still a four-hour drive back.
Editing
No post processing, except some noise reduction (noise ninja) and sharpening (Lightroom).
In my camera bag
Nikon D3 + D2x Lens: 28-70mm f/2.8, 70-200mm f/2.8, 400mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 10.5mm f/2.8 Flash Speedlite SB-900, tripod, monopod
Feedback
Nothing beats perseverance and determination. This picture took me an entire day. I left my hotel at 10am to get to the Kalpana overlook at 2:00pm. The light was inappropriate at that time of the day so I hiked around, always staying at a safe distance, to find the best angles from which to shoot. I only started shooting at around 6:00pm, changing location as the evening progressed. No picture comes easy, If you are convinced that you are onto something, take the time to observe, to master your subject. Never be in a hurry, too many time we jump into a scene instead of letting it jump to us.

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