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Sunset Volcanic Eruption at Kalapana.



Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kilauea’s East Rift Zone
Lava’s point of entry in to the ocean
Big Island, Hawaii, USA
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Kilauea’s East Rift Zone
Lava’s point of entry in to the ocean
Big Island, Hawaii, USA

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People's Choice in Creative Landscapes Photo Contest vol9
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People's Choice in Nature Photo Challenge
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StuJC Jun 23
Sensational
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Thanks so much Stuart.
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Congratulations
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Thanks so much Sandy.
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Wow, great capture!
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Remarkable! Congrats on the win!
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Thanks so much for the compliments Richard.
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Amazing capture! Congrats.
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Thanks so much for the compliments Debbie.
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Stunning capture. Congrats on your achievement
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Thanks so much for the compliments Ricardo.
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JayneBug Aug 09
The power of nature is a sight to behold, this one is spectacular. What a moment and capture. Congratulations on your award win!
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Thanks so much for the compliments Jane. I waited for years till I had at the chance to take that shot.
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Congratulations on your challenge win!
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Thanks so much Robert.
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Epic shot! Congrats on the challenge win. Sláinte!
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Thanks so much Gregory.
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NatureCoast Oct 05
Congratulations as PC in the Creative Landscape Contest. A beautiful capture!!
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Thanks so much for the compliments Kathy.
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Danielleee Oct 05
Just came across your breathtaking photo! Congratulations, beautiful done, I am in aw!!
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Thanks so much for the compliments Daniëlle.
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Beautiful shot! Congratulations on being people's choice! Great job!
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Thanks so much for the compliments Dean.
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What a stunning capture! Well deserving of your victory!
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Thanks so much for the compliments kellumbear.
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ANGELA-BR Oct 05
One of the most fantastic and beautiful photo I´ve seen in life!!
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Thanks so much Angela.
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You deserve this People's choice! Congratulations!
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Thanks so much Alexandre.
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Steve22 Oct 06
Phenomenal shot...nature is truly amazing & you have captured it in all it\'s glory, well done indeed...Steve 👏👏👏
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Thanks so much for your compliments Steve.
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MaryMarie Oct 06
Fantastic capture! Congratulations on winning.
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👏👏👏👏
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Thanks so much Ed.
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What a great shot, beautiful lighting and very dramatic
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Excellent photos !
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, at Kilauea’s East Rift Zone showing lava’s point of entry in to the ocean. Kalapana, Big Island, Hawaii, USA.
Time
7/17/08, 5:21:05 PM
Lighting
Photographed in the early evening to capture the erupting lava and clouds. That day a beautiful sunset light added to that magic moment.
Equipment
I used Canon EOS 20D, Canon 18.0-55.0 mm @ 55.0 mm., Manfrotto tripod.
Inspiration
Kilauea had been erupting for over 20 years, but every time I traveled to the Big Island, it went underground. In 2008, I was finally in the right place at the right time.
Editing
Shot RAW. I adjusted the light/contrast, sharpened. Enhanced the eruption.
In my camera bag
I use only Canon equipment EOS70D, EOS80D. 3 zoom lenses. 100-400mm. 28-135 mm. 18-55mm. Manfrotto tripod. Manfrotto Backpack 50. B+H ND Filter 8x.
Feedback
For this type of shot, I wish I could stay on location 24 hours, from sunrise to sunrise. The volcano offers a lot of incredible moments and the more time you spend there, the more you have a chance to capture something unique. When I was there, the viewing area had a party atmosphere with hundreds of people talking and having a good time. My advice is to concentrate on your photography and save the socializing for later. If you get distracted by conversations, you might lose that once-in-a-lifetime shot.

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