10-22-18 Kilauea Volcano Summit

Aloha,

Soon after Hawaii Volcanoes National Park opened I went out for the first full moon at the summit. The usual damp and breezy trade winds were gone and the area had some very heavy southerly rains right up until I arrived. The rest of the night was still and unusually warm.

A huge steam cloud rose high above Halemaumau vent. It would slowly burn off through the night and sunrise.

As sunrise began the moonset also started. The moon set behind Mauna Loa.

During a brief period, the lighting from both the moon and the sun evened out giving HDR-like images. The steam vanished quickly once the sun rose.

The open areas of the park offer up incredible views into the summits new look. Stay in open areas. Numerous large cracks are scattered throughout the summit.

Jaggar Museum can be seen in several of the images.

Images from that outing 9-25-18 HVNP

Fine Art prints from that night and sunrise/moonset can be found here 573A – 591.

All were captured with my Panasonic GH5 and various Leica lenses.

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Collapsed Section of Crater Rim Drive, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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The closed section of Crater Rim Drive. Sunken and cracked up ahead. The setting full moon.

No warnings as there’s no flowing lava anywhere on the island. The Kona side has the clearest and most beautiful skies anyone can remember seeing. Be sure you have good sunglasses and reef safe non-aerosol fragrance-free sunscreen. The best I have ever used.

Fine art Prints of my work are available at Pacific Fine Art in Kailua Kona, 75-5744 Ali’i Drive Hawaii at the Kona Inn Shopping Village. 808-329-5009

Also on my website.

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New Fine Art Images & New Video

Aloha,

I’ve added 3 new images to my volcano Fine Art galleries. All in the 500 – 599 gallery.

I’ve been waiting for a special image to take the number 500 and I finally found one. It was actually captured 5 years ago and somehow missed during editing. There are two others from then. The intricate detail in these images is amazing.

They are all close-ups of flowing pahoehoe lava. #500 has the most amazing colors and it compliments #488cvv. They’d display well together.

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Close up of lava flows intricate surface.

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Close up of lava flows intricate surface.

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Close up of lava flows intricate surface.

The new video is from the recent lava lake activity at Kilauea volcanoes Halemaumau summit eruption.

This is a short version I shot with my Panasonic Lumix GH5 and the Leica Lumix 100-400mm lens. It shoots at the equivalent of 200-800mm. It was extremely windy so, the sound you hear is from an older lava flow. The vent itself is 1.2 miles from the viewing area and with the strong winds, nothing could be heard from the vent. All were captured in 4k at 60 fps. A much longer full version will be posted soon. It might be up to an hour long as it shows several long period sequences of the lava lakes crustal overturning. I suggest reading the video’s caption for more information.

Fine art Prints available at Pacific Fine Art in Kailua Kona, 75-5744 Ali’i Drive Hawaii at the Kona Inn Shopping Village. 808-329-5009

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