I am a 38-year old former Hawaii resident who moved to Phoenix, AZ for 4 years and now resides in Albuquerque, NM. Although people ask why I left Hawaii, I consider the Southwest my home. Among photography, I enjoy hiking, astronomy, high-power model rocketry, and earth sciences.
Halemaumau Crater - Home of Pele the Fire Goddess
Uploaded by: witokazu
Tuesday December 29, 2009
Caption: Photo taken on the evening of Dec. 26 about an half hour after sunset at the Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park. Exposure for 15 seconds at f/4.5 using Nikon D300 and Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. The lava lake deep within the pit crater was very active and the glow was easily visible with the naked eye. Also, the fumes which consists of sulfur dioxide can be very nasty when the winds shift, causing vog (volcanic smog).
Photometric Interpretation: 32803
Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D300
Orientation: top - left
Resolution Unit: Inch
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Macintosh
Compression: JPEG compression
Exposure Time: 30 sec.
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 320
Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)
Metering Mode: Pattern
Light Source: 0
Flash: Flash did not fire.
Focal Length: 70.0 mm
Color Space: sRGB
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
Custom Rendered: Custom process
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
White Balance: Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 105
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: Normal
Subject Distance Range: Unknown