Monday, January 9, 2012

Peeking at Pele


She is moltenly awesome.

Apparently this was a good show, as the Jaggar Museum was CROWDED that night
and our friends (locals) said they'd NEVER seen so many people there at once.
I have never heard my camera's shutter stay open for SO LONG as I did that evening,
all the while fervently praying the people around me would NOT take a photo
with flash.

Photography etiquette 101: if it's a nighttime scene & a flash does not help,
& in fact impedes the intended image,
either LEARN how to turn off your flash,
or STOP TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS and messing up other folks' shots.
Pretty please. Would be much appreciated. =)
This has been a public/photographic service announcement.
Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is a trippy place. Highly recommend.
Place to see the planet giving birth to land. Nice.



  1. gorgeous shot! when I was there two years ago (has it been that long???), staying near Pahoa, Pele was being pretty mellow and not flowing into the ocean. However, we could drive to the end of the road by the sea and walk out a ways and look up to see the orange-pink glow on the bottom sides of the clouds about a half mile uphill, also could see the lava flowing but needed binocs. Also hiked the Kileau Iki crater, very cool if you haven't done that! and then go stop and say hi to Ira Ono and his goat Ernest at Volcano Gardens Arts/Cafe if your local friends haven't taken you there. Enjoy!


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