KAK Gallery Closing

Aloha,

KAK is short for Krazy About Kona. It’s where I’ve been retailing my work for 9 years.

My largest display of work anywhere. Over 50 metal prints covered the walls.

My time there was a great success.

The owners are retiring but, of course, I’m not.

This post is to let everyone know that all displayed metals are being liquidated at 50% off.

You won’t see prices like this again for my work on metal.

If you know any realtors or decorators, send them down there fast.

The closing sale started a few days ago and prints are moving fast. Everything is cash & carry so if it needs to be shipped, it’s your responsibility. You can easily carry 12 x 18’s and 12 x 24’s on a plane. The UPS Store for larger ones.

Sizes available are, 12 x 18, 12 x 24, 15 x 30, 16 x 24, 18 x 36, 20 x 30, 24 x 36, 24 x 48, 30 x 45 and 40 x 60. I have a crate available for the 40 x 60.

They could close sooner if everything sells quickly. KAK also has jewelry and glass work. All by local artists. All that work is 25% off.

You can take a virtual tour and get directions here on google maps.

I haven’t made any plans yet as to where I’ll show/retail next on the Kona side of the island. I’m weighing my options and for now concentrating on the closing. If you know of any place that is interested in carrying my work to any degree, have them contact me at BryanLowry@lavapix.com.

When the time comes I’ll post about my new location(s).

I’ve included a few images of my display at KAK and what’s there. Some of the metal prints shown have been sold. All taken with my phone.

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11-30-16 New Photos & Videos

Aloha,

I was quite busy visiting the lava flow for a while back in August and September and then of course catching up on editing both photographs and video captured during those outings. It was great being able to ride the mountain bike most of the way and even right up to the lava flows at times.

Every outing was fantastic as always. Even the one with several inches of rain and constant thunder and lightning while riding out there in the dark. I did use my Gopro to video that ride. Haven’t processed it yet but, when I do I’ll let you know. I was fortunate enough to be at the flows each time a new ocean entry was about to start. Well, I timed it that way of course  🙂

A few changes have been made to my website Fine Art galleries.

The number of images has grown quite a bit over the years so, now I have the Volcano Fine Art images broken down into multiple galleries.

1 – 99, 100 – 199, 200 – 299, 300 – 399, 400 – 499, & 500 – 599.

Newest images can always be found in the higher numbered galleries. Start with image #522 and work your way up to see the latest as of this post.

Another big change is the separation of lava Fine Art from non-volcanic images. When you hover over the Fine Art Galleries menu you’ll see the additional galleries listed below the volcano ones.

Sunrise & Sunset – No Lava, Hawaii Night Photos – No Lava,

Green Sands Beach Fine Art, Big Island Shaped Prints, Big Island of Hawaii Misc – No Lava,

etc… Remember, you can always do a keyword search for a Fine Art image by its number. General keyword searches need to use one of the keywords posted on the Keywords page. You can’t use any random keywords.

Images from my outings at the lava flows in August & September can be seen at these links. All images are available as prints or for licensing.

Aug 2016 Lava 61g & Sept 2016 Lava 61g.

Several new videos have been added to my YouTube channel since my last post. Both lava and non-lava. Start here and work your way back. New videos are added often so, best to subscribe to my YT channel for instant notification to new video uploads. Each video has a detailed description.

Christmas is coming up quickly so, if you’re thinking of ordering a print for a present, best to do so soon. I can’t give an exact cut off date due to the many variables with orders.

Thanks for subscribing and watching. Comments are always welcomed.

Many more photos & videos to come.
Be patient. What I do isn’t always easy.

My usual warning.
Do not attempt to do what I do.
I have 25 years of experience and I know what I’m doing out there.
So many things can go wrong for those who don’t understand or can’t recognize the dangers of a volcanic eruption.
Stay away and watch my videos instead.

If you’re able to hike 8-9 miles, go see this in person.
Stay away from the edge of the sea cliff. I know this area very well so, I also know where not to go which is the most important thing. Always be aware of what’s going on inland of you. Large breakouts can suddenly occur.

Prints from my adventures can be purchased on my website lavapix.com.
Or locally at Krazy About Kona in the Kona Inn Shopping Village, Kailua Kona, HI.

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“To use any of my videos in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Brave Bison at licensing@bravebison.io

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New Lava Video & New Photo Galleries

 

Newest lava flow video.

Gopro video of the newest lava flow ocean entry at Kilauea volcano Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

These started a few hours before dawn Tues Aug 9th.
This footage was captured at sunrise looking directly into the sun.

When I first arrived the flow was just starting to cross the road in a very wide swath of fast moving lava.
These types of flows put out an extreme amount of heat.

“Why did the lava cross the road? To get to the ocean”

As usual with this summers weather, it was very windy. 30+ mph most of the time. The Gopro’s waterproof casing helps mute the strong winds.

My Nikon’s external mic on the other hand is very sensitive and a dead cat wind screen wasn’t enough. I’m currently editing footage from my D800.

Once the lava reached the ocean in multiple locations the steam plumes were engulfing the entire coast and inland area as the winds turned more onshore. This will be shown in great detail in my Nikon video clips.

Click here to view.

Two new photo galleries added to my website.

This one is from my lava flow hike back on July 26, 2016. When the first ocean entry started.

I decided to do something different with this gallery. I added the buy Now option directly to all the images and also have options for cropping and sizing.

People often like to purchase prints from my stock photo galleries so, this makes it easier from the start. You’ll also notice a variety of swirling ocean plume images. There were too many good ones that are unique in their own way so, I decided to add them all. I shot very few images for how long I was out that night/day. Maybe 50 total.

Click here to view.

The other gallery is something I never expected to be posting.

Fourth of July fireworks images from Kailua Kona’s 2016 event.

Generally the show lasts maybe 8 – 10 minutes so, there isn’t much time to get it right. Its a popular event over here so, it was very crowded at every vantage point.

They had a real nice variety this year as you’ll see.

I usually just watch vs shooting photos or video. Shot video a few years ago.

Be sure and check them out. All prints are available for purchase.

I’ll be getting a few on metal for my place.

Click here to view.

I’ve been out capturing footage often so, I’m at least 3 visits behind in editing and posting.

Thanks for subscribing and watching. Comments are always welcomed.

Many more photos & videos to come.
Be patient. What I do isn’t always easy.

My usual warning.
Do not attempt to do what I do.
I have 25 years of experience and I know what I’m doing out there.
So many things can go wrong for those who don’t understand or can’t recognize the dangers of a volcanic eruption.
Stay away and watch my videos instead.

If you’re able to hike 8-9 miles, go see this in person.
Stay away from the edge of the sea cliff. I know this area very well so, I also know where not to go which is the most important thing. Always be aware of what’s going on inland of you. Large breakouts can suddenly occur.

Prints from my adventures can be purchased on my website lavapix.com.
Or locally at Krazy About Kona in the Kona Inn Shopping Village, Kailua Kona, HI.

***All content copyright protected 2016 © Bryan Lowry / lavapix.com All rights reserved worldwide***

“To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Brave Bison at licensing@bravebison.io

Longer versions of each clip available.

 

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Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island of Hawaii

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4th of July fireworks, Kailua Kona, The Big Island of Hawaii

6-30-16 Video – Lava Flow Hike

Aloha,

I’ve added a new video from a recent lava flow hike.

This is the front of a fairly large A’a lava flow.

This part of the flow was slowing down and would eventually stall but, that allowed me to film without having to constantly retreat.
You will see how an A’a flow advances.
The inner core is fed by a very large river of lava about a 1/4 of a mile back that was cascading down a steep pali (cliff).
As the flow reaches an area of resistance the flow rises in height.
A’a flows generally run at about 1700f. The outer portion cools in jagged pebbles to boulders. They roll off as it slowly advances.

The flow front ran between 10′ and 15′ high.

It sounds like dishes breaking.

This type of lava flow also puts out a tremendous amount of heat that radiates out quite far.
I had to be quick when placing the camera.
Notice the tiny GoPro in the first still image right after the intro.
Shot with my Motorola Droid Turbo 2.

All video clips shot with a GoPro Hero 3+.
Shot at 1080p 60 fps. Upsampled to 4k 60 fps.
Edited and produced in Cyberlink Power Director 14.

Feedback welcomed on how the up scaling looks to those watching on a 4k monitor or TV..
This is a test to see if it works well enough for now.
Of course, this takes quite a bit longer for YT to process to full scale. Deciding if its worth it or not. Upload time isn’t an issue.

Twice the camera shut down due to excessive heat.
The rear LCD attachment melted slightly and is now tacky to the touch. Also melted part of the waterproof housing.

Unfortunately there were steady 30 mph winds this visit.
With this wind came lots of dust and tiny rock particles in the air.
So, I stayed up wind as much as possible when shooting.

Video of this event from my Nikon D800 coming soon.

Thanks for subscribing and watching. Many more videos to come.
Be patient. What I do isn’t always easy.

My usual warning.
Do not attempt to do what I do.
I have 25 years of experience and I know what I’m doing out there.
So many things can go wrong for those who don’t understand or can’t recognize the dangers of a volcanic eruption.
Stay away and watch my videos instead.

 

Prints can be purchased locally at Krazy About Kona in the Kona Inn Shopping Village. 75-5744 Ali’i Drive. Two shops south of the Kona Inn Restaurant.

My usual warning.
Do not attempt to do what I do.
I have 25 years of experience and I know what I’m doing out there.
So many things can go wrong for those who don’t understand or can’t recognize the dangers of an eruption of this type.
Stay away. Follow my blog and Youtube channel and stay safe.
As of now the NE flow activity has stopped so, not much to see now anyway.

Photo licensing, BryanLowry@lavapix.com.

***All content copyright protected 2016 © Bryan Lowry / lavapix.com All rights reserved worldwide***
“To use videos in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Brave Bison at licensing@bravebison.io

Longer video clips available.

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Hawaii lava flow. GoPro camera and A’a lava flow. Captured with a Motorola Droid Turbo 2. 2016 ©Bryan Lowry / lavapix.com

New Lava Flow Video On TV Show “Right This Minute” Plus, New Images Added To My Fine Art Gallery

Aloha,

My latest video from the last breakout of lava on the north side of Pu’u O’o vent was recently shown on the TV show “Right This Minute“. I found out after the fact but, it can still be seen online at the above link or click on the photo.

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They show interesting videos from the internet. I’ve watched it often.

New images added to my “Fine Art Gallery”

Also, I’ve added images from that adventure to my Fine Art gallery, “Bryan’s Favorites”.

Three are similar with subtle differences in slight motion in the lava flow, freezing the flows movement, more sky and less sky.

I only offer options like this when a scene allows it. Each image has a different appeal.

There are panoramic options too.

The one with the blue flame is the pure sulfur gas burning. A rare sight at the Kilauea volcano lava flows.

Images can be viewed and purchased here or click on the image below.

New images are #’s 516, 516c, 517, 517c, 518, 518c, 519, 520c, 520cc and 521c.

Prints can be purchased locally at Krazy About Kona in the Kona Inn Shopping Village. 75-5744 Ali’i Drive. Two shops south of the Kona Inn Restaurant.

My usual warning.
Do not attempt to do what I do.
I have 25 years of experience and I know what I’m doing out there.
So many things can go wrong for those who don’t understand or can’t recognize the dangers of an eruption of this type.
Stay away. Follow my blog and Youtube channel and stay safe.
As of now the NE flow activity has stopped so, not much to see now anyway.

Photo licensing, BryanLowry@lavapix.com.

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Morning twilight, Huge slabby pahoehoe lava flow front from lava flow river, Puu Oo vent, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island of Hawaii Image #516

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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcanoes Newest Lava Flow 5-26-16

Aloha,

Kilauea volcanoes newest eruption/breakout. 5-26-16

Some of you may have already seen the news reports and aerial views of the latest lava flows coming from Pu’u O’o vents north and northeast slopes. As usual I’ll give you a glimpse of what it looked like from the ground.

I only shot a short amount of video and few images.
Spent most of the time recuperating from the long hike and resting for the hike back.
The heat from this type of flow is much more intense than the typical pahoehoe flows.
It radiates out quite a bit further. So, getting close shots and video clips was tricky.

 

I’m at the front of a half mile long lava river.

The front had reached a relatively flat area allowing the flow to bunch up and slow its forward progress.
This front would stall by sunrise and the pressure further upstream led to breakouts 1/4 of a mile back on the interior of the flow field.

 

Look closely at the top of the video clips and you can see the large river snaking its way down slope.

It was approximately 30′ wide.
Too risky approaching that area. Especially with sharp turns in the river above and on a steep slope.
Sudden and large overflows can cover up to a 1/2 mile faster than you can run.
The flow front consisted of slabby pahoehoe.
Look closely in from the front edge and you can see the river stirring up the flow.
This causes large slabs to form.
The scraping sounds heard are from the slabs being dragged along the cooled older flow.
The sounds are similar to someone scraping their finger nails on a chalkboard times 100.
The blue flames that appear early in the video were very unusual as there wasn’t any vegetation up that high to burn causing methane flames.
The deep blue suggests possibly pure sulfur gases burning.
This is something I had never seen before in the past 3 decades.
There wasn’t time to change my lens for a closer shot as the flow quickly surged forward burying the flames forever.
I also had to keep moving my gear far ahead of the flow.

Throughout the visit steam was coming out from every crack up to a 1/4 of a mile from the flow front.

All in all, a very relaxing and entertaining visit.

Images from this hike can be seen here.

I only took a few and only with my Nikon D800 and the 16 mm wide-angle lens.
The video was shot with the same and the Nikon 180 mm for the helicopter shots.
Those clips show the huge heat waves coming from this lava flow.

Warning; The video is loud. This type of lava flow is much louder than the typical pahoehoe or a’a flow. The entire area behind the flows front is constantly churning as the force of the river pushes it forward. This also causes the cooling top layer to fold into large slabs and flip and roll. In its self it’s very noisy. When it flows over bare rock/cool lava it can be deafening. You have the popping and crackling sounds of a pahoehoe flow along with the sounds of breaking dishes from an a’a flow with the added noise from huge slabs of rock being flipped and dragged along.

My usual warning.
Do not attempt to do what I do.
I have 25 years of experience and I know what I’m doing out there.
So many things can go wrong for those who don’t understand or can’t recognize the dangers of an eruption of this type.
Stay away. Follow my blog and Youtube channel and stay safe.
As of now the flow activity has diminished greatly so, not much to see now anyway.

Photo licensing, BryanLowry@lavapix.com.

Prints can be purchased locally at Krazy About Kona in the Kona Inn Shopping Village. 75-5744 Ali’i Drive. Two shops south of the Kona Inn Restaurant.

***All content copyright protected 2016 © Bryan Lowry / lavapix.com All rights reserved worldwide***
“To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Brave Bison at licensing@bravebison.io

Longer video clips available.

Please excuse the weird formatting. WordPress editing wasn’t cooperating at the time of this post.

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Steaming area of pahoehoe lava flow, Puu Oo vent, Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Big Island of Hawaii