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Lava flow from Kilauea

Lava flow from Kilauea
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34 Comments |
wayneobald
 
wayneobald October 30, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
jaredconklin PRO+
 
jaredconklin February 18, 2018
This shot is absolutely insane, is it from a boat or something???
danielmartin
 
danielmartin February 18, 2018
Wow!!! So beautiful and scary at the same time... Bravo!!!
Kim_George_Brown
 
Kim_George_Brown February 19, 2018
Great shot!
richardalliers
 
richardalliers February 19, 2018
Stunning
EyeintheSky
 
EyeintheSky February 20, 2018
Awsome photo. Keep up the good work.
johngalvan
 
johngalvan March 07, 2018
What a grand Photo
jeanlousauf
 
jeanlousauf March 08, 2018
Stunning. Great shot ????????????
EnJoneer
 
EnJoneer March 09, 2018
Where was this taken? Amazing photo
lizellejeaninegutierrez
 
lizellejeaninegutierrez March 09, 2018
This is beast mode! Amazingggg is an understatement !
LauraMK
 
LauraMK March 10, 2018
Woah......Wow !!!!
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose April 26, 2018
Outstanding!
gabophotoandart
 
gabophotoandart May 05, 2018
i have a photo of the same lava flow on another angle
prabhajayaraman
 
prabhajayaraman May 21, 2018
Excellent view.. Can't take my eyes from tis
Byronfairphotography PRO+
 
Byronfairphotography May 29, 2018
Outstanding, Not good over there right know, Two friends lost there homes.
katlynnicholecarr
 
katlynnicholecarr August 06, 2018
Nice!
timjohnsonimagery
 
timjohnsonimagery September 13, 2018
I love the drama.
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY Platinum
 
VLJ_PHOTOGRAPHY September 14, 2018
Fabulous photography
sharilee
 
sharilee September 22, 2018
Phenomenal!!
isilvaphoto
 
isilvaphoto October 10, 2018
Wonderful
Mspower
 
Mspower October 30, 2018
Look like something out of a movie congratulations
simonparry
 
simonparry November 08, 2018
Amazing capture...
joehardee
 
joehardee November 08, 2018
Awesome photo!!!!!
spidi1981
 
spidi1981 November 08, 2018
fantastic! :o
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT
 
LETSGOPHOTOSHOOT November 11, 2018
Great job
keepclicking
 
keepclicking November 19, 2018
Fantastic pic
JAYHASSON38
 
JAYHASSON38 December 15, 2018
amazing shot
Oceanskyphotography Platinum
 
Oceanskyphotography February 05, 2019
Stunning capture!
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Mimismountain February 09, 2019
Incredible!
matthewvanison
 
matthewvanison April 09, 2019
WHOA!!!
Eduardbetz Platinum
 
Eduardbetz April 17, 2019
Awesome !
lyoung403b
 
lyoung403b March 30, 2020
Magnificent!
RSeanC Platinum
 
RSeanC May 21, 2020
Awesome picture
lisapearlman PRO
 
lisapearlman January 05, 2021
Incredible!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This photo was taken on Hawaii’s Big Island where the Kilauea lava flow enters the ocean!

Time

It was a very early start to meet the small vessel that would take me to the lava flow site before dawn to get up close and personal to the fiery glow against the darkness of the ocean. The trip was fast and bumpy in the pitch black, and as we approached the point of entry the steam and heat was electrifying and the smell of sulphur and sea spray will stay with me forever. I hadn’t expected to experience such rough seas, but wasn’t about to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to capture this shot. This particular photo was taken in between bouts of (overboard) sea sickness!! Top marks to the captain for getting us so close to the action!

Lighting

As the shot was before sunrise there was only the light of the lava to focus on.

Equipment

This was shot on a hand-held Nikon D610 with a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens

Inspiration

Lifelong dream of experiencing flowing lava at close range.

Editing

Due to no sunlight I was shooting in raw with an auto white balance, which I had to re-adjust in lightroom. I also had and bring up the detail in the shadows. The last process involved a small crop to create the final composition.

In my camera bag

I usually carry a selection Nikon lenses of which my favourite is the 70-200mm f/2.8. Also Lee filters and a couple of Manfrotto tripods! Size and weight is what stops me from packing everything into my Lowepro 450 Whistler!

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