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Volcanoes National Park - Hawaii

Posted by
Scott F. Schilling (San Martin, United States) on 7 June 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A strong wind rips across the landscape overlooking the crater at Volcanoes National Park in Hawaii.

NIKON D3 41/5 second F/3.5 ISO 1000 24 mm

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

What a contrast: the empty landscape and suddenly that pit of fire going over into the red sky!

7 Jun 2011 5:07am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A marvel this image. I am fascinated by volcanoes and thank you for this very beautiful capture

7 Jun 2011 8:03am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully composed to accentuate the volcanic flare Scott! I hope you have some more shots of this site for us! Thank you for sharing! ;-)

7 Jun 2011 12:16pm

Don Smith from California, United States

I know you previsualized this image and battled a stiff wind Scott but it was well worth the effort - well done!

7 Jun 2011 2:28pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Great composition! I really get a feeling of the lonesome landscape surrounding this incredible volcano.

7 Jun 2011 2:39pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

a fascinating location and place you visit here! it is the more interesting side of hawaii i think, not the more known beaches all around! great capture and brilliant colors!

7 Jun 2011 3:09pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is a belter Scott!
You must balls of steel to get this close to a monster!

7 Jun 2011 5:47pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful light and color, I can see traces of the stiff wind in the motion blur in the foreground.

7 Jun 2011 6:18pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic place for make great pictures...excellent!

7 Jun 2011 6:29pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

That's a nice hottub Scott ;-)

7 Jun 2011 7:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

nice foreground

7 Jun 2011 8:12pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Wonderful image from the foreground all the way through. Being in this spot must be exhilarating!

7 Jun 2011 9:43pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb composition and great shutter speed to capture all the wonderful light, while giving the clouds and the smoke a bit of dynamic look and feel!

8 Jun 2011 2:49am

Céline from New York City, United States

Gorgeous shot !

8 Jun 2011 4:22am

helma from Tehran, Iran

wow .. wonderful shot !
Superb !!

8 Jun 2011 10:14am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is great to me because it is like three images in one...the foreground area alone, to me, makes a wonderful image...the rocks and vegetation there with the soft sunrise(? glow. Then to the sky with the beautiful color..image three being the crater itself..the fire and windblown smoke going in a really "perfect" direction in terms of a photograph, I think: diagonal and just to the right heading out of the frame....but not so much as to create an exit, And the rim of the crater keeps our eyes within the frame anyway...Altogether, the image becomes a completely wonderful and captivating wallpiece in my opinion...Just beautiful Scott!

8 Jun 2011 3:52pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Wow this is fabulous - the power and might of the rumbling earth is perfectly captured on the landscape.

9 Jun 2011 8:29pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Color Spotlight". Splendid shot. Good day.

9 Jun 2011 8:58pm

guillaume from Paris, France

Magic !!

9 Jun 2011 9:10pm

Maria Draper from California, United States

indeed, a very nice color scheme, but also photo...congratulations!

10 Jun 2011 4:58am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Wonderful place is captured with spectacular color palette... Congratulations for the spotlight!

10 Jun 2011 2:01pm

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

wow, fantastic colors, love the way the sky mirrors the colors in the volcano

11 Jun 2011 6:27am

Steven Chillingworth from Nottingham, United Kingdom

Awesome photo!

12 Jun 2011 11:45am

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot !

12 Jun 2011 11:54pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely shot

14 Jun 2011 4:39pm