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jaredconklin Feb 18
This shot is absolutely insane, is it from a boat or something???
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danielmartin Feb 18
Wow!!! So beautiful and scary at the same time... Bravo!!!
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Great shot!
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_atombomb Feb 19
Stunning
 
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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Alfredo_Jose Apr 26
Outstanding!
 
chuck54 Apr 29
Awesome photograph!!!!!!!
 
i have a photo of the same lava flow on another angle
 
Excellent view.. Can't take my eyes from tis
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Outstanding, Not good over there right know, Two friends lost there homes.
 
Nice!
 
I love the drama.
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Fabulous photography
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sharilee Sep 22
Phenomenal!!
 
isilvaphoto Oct 10
Wonderful
 
Mspower Oct 30
Look like something out of a movie congratulations
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simonparry Nov 08
Amazing capture...
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joehardee Nov 08
Awesome photo!!!!!
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spidi1981 Nov 08
fantastic! :o
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Great job
 
aleclux Nov 17
love the atmosphere
 
aleclux Nov 17
love the atmosphere
 
keepclicking Nov 19
Fantastic pic
 
JayHasson5 5:01 am
amazing shot

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Lava flow from Kilauea

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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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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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