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The famous Kalapana Lava fields on the Big Island of Hawaii. I stood on top of this crack for 40 minutes waiting for the voggy (volcanic fog) sunset to turn ye...
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The famous Kalapana Lava fields on the Big Island of Hawaii. I stood on top of this crack for 40 minutes waiting for the voggy (volcanic fog) sunset to turn yellow and compliment the bluish and wet lava rock. The lava on the sides of the photo wasn't there when I climbed the crack. More lava shots and prints on my website www.jasonmtias.com
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34 Comments | Report
Daboss Premium
 
Daboss August 25, 2013
On Several levels this is a difficult shot to achieve, assuming this was a vacation photo (and that you don't live in Hawaii) it appears that the journey was a great one! Great job!
scottlandonblake PRO+
 
scottlandonblake September 07, 2013
This is really gorgeous! I love the texture and the glow of the lava. Good job.

Landon
jrmartos
 
jrmartos September 13, 2013
Awesome! Voted
ArtQ
 
ArtQ September 26, 2013
Congrats on your finalist award in Explorer Contest.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 September 26, 2013
Wow - awesome capture! Congrats on being a finalist!
SherranAndersen
 
SherranAndersen September 26, 2013
Congrats.
tlotter
 
tlotter October 08, 2013
Congratulations
arunsiddharth
 
arunsiddharth October 09, 2013
Wow.. So risky shot this is.... And you did well
mloiz
 
mloiz October 10, 2013
Stunning shot!!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke October 11, 2013
Congrats!
nerophoto
 
nerophoto December 12, 2013
Gorgeous!!!!
kristimcm
 
kristimcm March 11, 2014
absolutely incredible! One of the best photos Ive seen!!!!
mikemalak
 
mikemalak April 02, 2014
nice shot!!
kathyallison PRO+
 
kathyallison April 02, 2014
Magnificent! Congrats on your awards...well deserved.
tauragon
 
tauragon April 02, 2014
Superb! Congratulations!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 April 02, 2014
amazing shot! :)
ArtQ
 
ArtQ April 03, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
DeonHamilton
 
DeonHamilton April 03, 2014
be a good place to shoot at night, you would not get cold lol awesome photo well done buddy
roboto
 
roboto April 03, 2014
Amazing capture, reminds me of scenes from the Lord of the Rings movies, looks otherworldly!
diporzio
 
diporzio April 03, 2014
amazing
congrats
jvillainc PRO+
 
jvillainc April 28, 2014
Great photo - well deserved awards - voted!
paulfaria
 
paulfaria January 08, 2015
Awesome shot !
asphot
 
asphot November 29, 2015
Next stop: Mordor!
adavies PRO
 
adavies January 29, 2016
Amazing capture! Just beautiful! Nicely done! :)
JenineMarie
 
JenineMarie April 20, 2016
Love your capture. I was there a few years back. Need to revisit that file but I know your photo is by all accounts a well deserved winner in all catagories!! Congrats on a job well done.
jasonmatias
jasonmatias April 23, 2016
aww! Thank you Jenine
Lmarlow
 
Lmarlow April 26, 2016
Speechless! Amazing shot.
kathymuhle PRO+
 
kathymuhle May 19, 2016
That is a sight not seen today as the flow has changed so you caught an awesome photo! Congrats on all your wins!
Iconoscope PRO
 
Iconoscope May 31, 2016
Looks like a hazardous location to photograph. Great capture!!
carlacurry PRO
 
carlacurry July 10, 2016
WOW! I walked on this very spot just last month and this photo is indeed an unbelievable photo... WELL-DONE !!! The Puna district is a great place to capture some interesting and one-of-a-kind photos for sure...
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver August 09, 2016
This is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G ! Love to see it.
Christina_Guest PRO+
 
Christina_Guest October 14, 2016
Love it!. I saw this on your shot as well. Congrats on all the success this shot has brought you.
jasonmatias
jasonmatias October 19, 2016
Thanks Christina
dforand
 
dforand October 18, 2016
Wow what an amazing capture!!
jasonmatias
jasonmatias October 19, 2016
Thanks!
stephenshaffer
 
stephenshaffer February 02, 2017
Amazing Photo, hard to find anything that interesting where I live
FredericMONIN PRO+
 
FredericMONIN March 29, 2017
Superb as always my friend !!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was captured in Kalapana, on the Big Island in Hawaii. This land used to be a town until the lava flow wiped it all out. Pele (the god of creation in Hawaii) destroys to create.
Time
Sunset! I actually waited on this crack for over forty minutes for the light to be right. My feet and tripod straddling the gap. Its easy to lose your place out there and I didn't want anyone to take my spot, if they happened by this place. Yes, it was really hot.
Lighting
I waited for the sunset to give me that yellow light. The lava flows create Vog (volcanic fog) that turns sunset yellow. I knew that the yellow would compliment the blueish hues in the lava rock.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5DII and 17-40L lens on sturdy magfiber Manfrotto Tripod.
Inspiration
This incredible feature! The lava landscape changes so much so fast. The flow changes every day. Land is created. Cliffs disappear. In the 40 minutes I perched here the lava in the middle ground oozed out. I was worried that it might flow around my escape route and constantly checked the ground on my side of the frame. I had never seen a feature quite like this and I wasn't leaving it behind.
Editing
Yes, this is a four images processed in CR and digitally blended in Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I have been traveling light since leaving Hawaii. Seven months, five countries, and 14 times through Customs inspired me to do it all with one camera and one lens. I have a Canon 5DII and 24-70mm Tamron Lens. And that is all. I also have a hefty magfiber tripod made by Manfrotto. I carry three batteries, a remote shutter, a cleaning kit, and CPL. Oh, and there is almost always food in there.
Feedback
Exploring all the angles is important, but when you know you have something and the right light is around the corner, you got to be willing to hold out for it. Also, please mind your safety!

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