6-03-18 Lava Eruption Helicopter Tour

Aloha,

Another spectacular Paradise helicopter tour of the eruption area.

Two videos showing Kapoho mid-destruction.

Like last time my GoPro 5 was attached to the bottom of my Panasonic GH5 so, when switching to my Nikon D800 the GoPro sits to the side.

This outing the GoPro’s battery died before the tour was over but, it did catch the beautiful sunrise flight to the flow.

I concentrated on close up video and photos of the fountain at fissure 8. It was spectacular.

For the closeup footage, I used my Nikon 180mm for the stills and the Leica Lumix 100 – 400mm (200 – 800mm). If you’ve ever shot out of a moving helicopter, you know how tricky this is without a gimbal/gyro. Also, you get what the conditions allow.

In both videos be sure to watch for the huge lavafall flowing into what used to be Green Lake. It looks small in the videos but, was estimated at 50′ high. Green Lake was evaporated in 3.5 hours as the floor had a small finger sneak into Kapoho crater in a bizarre way entering the lake. Just after 16 minutes in the GoPro video and about 30 seconds into the 4K video.

Amazingly the longer video of the flight is getting all the views. People are missing out on the closeup of the fountains spattering in the 4K video. Don’t be one of those people.

Be sure and read the descriptions for each video.

Panasonic 4K video

GoPro Hero 5 Nearly entire flight video

I haven’t edited my still images so, no gallery to view yet.

Below are the links to the previous flight’s galleries.

So its easy to know which camera shot what images I loaded two separate galleries.

5-19-18 Leilani Eruption Helicopter D800 (wide shots)

5-19-18 Leilani Eruption Helicopter GH5 (zoomed in shots)

Both galleries start with images shot earlier that morning from Hwy 137 in Kapoho.

Remember, both galleries have multiple pages.

No, I don’t have any images from the ground in the residential areas. I have my reasons why I chose not to go at this time. Maybe someday I’ll share them if and when it’s appropriate.

Some final notes.

Civil Defense and every other agency you can think of has their hands full so, please stay away from the eruption area and view from either the air or boat tours. As the eruption grows and intensifies the area becomes even more dangerous. New breakouts will be faster and more widespread. The chances of getting trapped or worse are very real.

Also, don’t believe everything you hear on Facebook. If you want exact and real updates visit the USGS-HVO update website and or Hawaii County Civil Defense. You can also follow my twitter feed as I get my information from these sources.

Don’t be afraid to visit the island. This is only affecting a very small region in comparison to the size of The Big Island. About 1+% of the islands total acreage.

This event is affecting the entire islands economy. Not just those who have lost homes etc… If you want to help, be sure and donate to reputable organizations only and visit the island. Tourism is our economy.

The eruption is a beautiful sight to see but, tragic too.

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

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5-31-18 Lava Videos From A Helicopter

Aloha,

I recently took another helicopter tour over the new eruption area in and around Leilani Estates. Fissure 8 has been shooting a continuous fountain up to 260′ into the air.

The huge flow from it at this writing is past 4 corners and moving into Kapoho. I’ll be doing another flight later today. I used 3 cameras. One was my trusty old Nikon D800 with a fixed 16 – 24mm lens for the wide shots and my newer Panasonic Lumix GH5 with the Lumix 35mm – 100mm (70mm – 200mm equivalent in a full frame system). The videos are from the GH5 shot in 4k and my GoPro Hero 5 was mounted to it shooting 1080p HD. The GoPro video is 44 minutes long and shows the entire tour other than some parts edited out because there wasn’t anything seen when I set that rig down to use the Nikon.

Panasonic GH5 video in 4K

 

GoPro Hero 5 in 1080p HD

I haven’t edited my still images so, no gallery to view yet.

Below are the links to the previous flight’s galleries.

So its easy to know which camera shot what images I loaded two separate galleries.

5-19-18 Leilani Eruption Helicopter D800 (wide shots)

5-19-18 Leilani Eruption Helicopter GH5 (zoomed in shots)

Both galleries start with images shot earlier that morning from Hwy 137 in Kapoho.

Remember, both galleries have multiple pages.

No, I don’t have any images from the ground in the residential areas. I have my reasons why I chose not to go at this time. Maybe someday I’ll share them if and when it’s appropriate.

Some final notes.

Civil Defense and every other agency you can think of has their hands full so, please stay away from the eruption area and view from either the air or boat tours. As the eruption grows and intensifies the area becomes even more dangerous. New breakouts will be faster and more widespread. The chances of getting trapped or worse are very real.

Also, don’t believe everything you hear on Facebook. If you want exact and real updates visit the USGS-HVO update website and or Hawaii County Civil Defense. You can also follow my twitter feed as I get my information from these sources.

Don’t be afraid to visit the island. This is only affecting a very small region in comparison to the size of The Big Island. About 1+% of the islands total acreage.

This event is affecting the entire islands economy. Not just those who have lost homes etc… If you want to help, be sure and donate to reputable organizations only and visit the island. Tourism is our economy.

The eruption is a beautiful sight to see but, tragic too.

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

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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.

#500

Close up of lava flows intricate surface.

#563

Close up of lava flows intricate surface.

#563c

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.

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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Sample Photos

Aloha,

I’ve loaded numerous images from the GH5 to my website for viewing.

A miscellaneous gallery and images of the film crew I shot while being filmed for the Panasonic project back in Sept 2017. Both galleries have multiple pages. The film crew images let you see what I was looking at while being filmed. Just the opposite of what I usually see when out by myself.

Also loaded are surfing galleries. All images in those were shot with the Lumix 100 – 400mm which is the equivalent of 200 – 800mm. Super fast and sharp lens even at 800mm. Excellent silky smooth 4k video too. That will be in a future blog post.

To view the Surfing galleries, look to the far right on the header of my website.

Some images will be added to my Fine Art galleries in the near future.

All images on my website are available for licensing or as prints even if not marked.

9-07-17

Film crew at sunrise

1-14-18

Kona coast at sunset

1-31-18

Lunar eclipse Supermoon & Blue moon

Once again, a big thank you to Transition Productions, Pyramid Film Inc., and Panasonic.

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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Panasonic Lumix GH5 Film Project 2017

Aloha,

Back in September, I was the photographer in a promotional film project for the Panasonic Lumix GH5 camera system.

Of course, we ventured out to the lava flows.

It was three days of filming along with one night.

This was a large group and all did well on the long night hike to the lava flow. For most, it was their first experience at lava flows. The flow rewarded us all with two streams of lava at the base of the pali. They would spread out onto the flats near the base. The weather was also great until we started our trek back. Heavy cold rain moved in. That is perfect and much better than hiking back in the brutal Hawaii sun.

The GH5 is an incredible camera. The options for video are endless. Stunning 4K at 60 fps.

Met several great people who were involved in the project.

The film can be seen on one of these sites. 4 million views and counting. Short version YT Panasonic’s website Transitions Productions Youtube   

My lava flow videos can be seen below or on my Youtube channel. The Youtube channel will have the description.

Part 1 and Part 2. Read the description and be sure to watch all at high res, full screen.

More video coming from the GH5 of surfing here on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Also, news about the new gallery I’ll be in here in Kailua Kona after Thanksgiving.

Feel free to leave comments if you have anything to say.

Keep it family friendly, please.

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The Big Island of Hawaii 61g lava flow Panasonic GH5

A big thank you to Transition Productions, Pyramid Film Inc., and Panasonic.

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2-16-17 Lava Ocean Entry “Fire Hose”

Aloha,

New video of the explosive lava flow ocean entry at Kilauea volcano Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Photos will follow at a later date.

Lava Fire Hose at the Kamokuna ocean entry. 61g lava flow.

There’s been a significant lava Fire Hose coming out of the sea cliff ever since the bench/delta collapsed New Years Eve. If you’ve been reading my warnings at the end of the descriptions, you know this comes as no surprise.

Said this in my previous video;
The sea cliff blocking the view of it is ready to fall soon. Later in the video after sunrise you can see the large cracks in it that run deep into the depths of the ocean.

It did collapse.

In this video you’ll see a dozen or more people at the cliffs edge. This coast line will continue to collapse. Don’t go where they are!!

The Fire Hose is estimated to be about 90′ high and several feet round.

Stay away from this sea cliff!!!!!

The people there are lucky to be alive. Nothing brave about being out there. Nothing great to see as the steam blocks their view. That area is set to collapse at any time. Not to mention the large hot rocks flying all over that could have killed them.

This isn’t one of those times when its safe to be at an ocean entry.
Stay in the clearly marked safe zone.

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 26 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.

Having said my usual warning, let me add that this flow is accessible via hikes of at least 8-9 miles round trip.
Expect large crowds of people. Be sure to carry at least 3 liters of water per person.

There’s a real nice surface flow nearing the coast too.

Always use extreme caution at the sea cliffs and never walk out onto new land as it could easily collapse into the ocean taking you with it.
As the bench grows the immediate sea cliff will be vulnerable to collapse also.
I highly recommend you watching this HVNP safety video on safety at ocean entries.

http://lavapix.com/#/page/lava-viewing-safety-video/

Also, its best not to breath if you find yourself engulfed in the steam plume. If you think you will be in it often, be sure to wear a respirator or at the very least cover your mouth and nose with a shirt or similar when breathing.

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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