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Hawaii - Kilauea Crater

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 15 April 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

An image from the rim of the Kilauea Crater in Volcano National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii. On this night the shooting conditions were very difficult. It was raining and I had a tough time keeping the lens clean from moisture due to the rain and cool temperatures. You can see the glowing light from the crater below and the Milky Way Galaxy in the skies above.

NIKON D3 44 seconds F/2.8 ISO 4000 17 mm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Merveilleux, juste merveilleux

15 Apr 2011 5:52am

guillaume from Paris, France

Great compo and tones !

15 Apr 2011 8:55am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Scott this is spectacular and so very dramatic. Like a big bang image from the creation of the universe! Your settings (and patience, I am sure) Have resulted in a wild scene from the time before life itself! This is truly incredible, Scott!! Beautifully done.

15 Apr 2011 12:10pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Spectacular image Scott, well done!

15 Apr 2011 1:16pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Very cosmic image!

15 Apr 2011 1:48pm

Craig McCord from Kansas City, United States

Great shot Scott. What ISO setting were you using to capture the Milky Way with such definition. This is someting I' ve been wanting to try, when I have the right conditions out this way.

15 Apr 2011 2:41pm

@Craig McCord: This was shot at ISO 4000

Don Smith from California, United States


15 Apr 2011 3:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


15 Apr 2011 4:54pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Despite the difficulty, it looks like you captured this beautifully. I love how the stars stand out here.

15 Apr 2011 5:41pm

PD from Kansas, United States

Looks good - even with the difficult conditions.

15 Apr 2011 5:54pm

KriKridesign from Léman, Switzerland


15 Apr 2011 7:14pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wow! this is an amazing combination of the volcanic furnace and the starry sky above! you sued the light and conditions superbly here - what makes this shot for me is the gentle and almost seamless transition from the crater light to the sky above...

18 Apr 2011 7:37am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


19 Apr 2011 8:10pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wonderful cosmic feeling!

21 Apr 2011 3:56pm

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