wayneobald October 30, 2017
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jaredconklin Feb 18
This shot is absolutely insane, is it from a boat or something???
danielmartin Feb 18
Wow!!! So beautiful and scary at the same time... Bravo!!!
Great shot!
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EyeintheSky Feb 20
Awsome photo. Keep up the good work.
johngalvan Mar 07
What a grand Photo
jeanlousauf Mar 08
Stunning. Great shot ????????????
EnJoneer Mar 09
Where was this taken? Amazing photo
This is beast mode! Amazingggg is an understatement !
LauraMK Mar 10
Woah......Wow !!!!

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Oct, 2017

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Lava flow from Kilauea
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Won Runner Up in Capture The Four Elements Photo ContestMarch, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Capture The Four Elements Photo ContestFebruary, 2018


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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken on Hawaii’s Big Island where the Kilauea lava flow enters the ocean!
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!
As the shot was before sunrise there was only the light of the lava to focus on.
This was shot on a hand-held Nikon D610 with a Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 lens
Lifelong dream of experiencing flowing lava at close range.
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!
Don’t give up on a dream. One day you might just be in the right place at the right time!

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