Halemaumau Crater - Home of Pele the Fire Goddess (). Photo by witokazu
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Halemaumau Crater - Home of Pele the Fire Goddess

Uploaded by: witokazu

Tuesday December 29, 2009

Pahoa-Kalapana, HI

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

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Macintosh

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 30 sec.

FNumber: f/4.5

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

User Comment:

SubsecTime: 16

SubSecTimeOriginal: 16

SubSecTimeDigitized: 16

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 1200

PixelYDimension: 800

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

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

Subject Distance Range: Unknown

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12. Sharrose
4:34 AM GMT on January 02, 2010
Awesome!
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11. citjetIII
6:48 PM GMT on January 01, 2010
I grew up a few miles from that volcano and remember when it was a 1000' fountain that roared like thunder. Your right about the volcanic smog, its terrible when the wind shifts. Beautifull picture!
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10. raynman14
2:05 AM GMT on January 01, 2010
awesome! the fire goddess spews her beauty..
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9. minou
11:35 PM GMT on December 30, 2009
Wow! What an awesome shot!
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8. starflower
7:09 PM GMT on December 30, 2009
Earth Shaking Beautiful!!! I've read about the Fire Goddess Pele. This must be on awesome sight to see in person. Thanks for sharing.
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7. idzrvit
7:05 PM GMT on December 30, 2009
Very cool!!
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6. missp
3:54 PM GMT on December 30, 2009
What an amazing shot...the forces of mother nature,...wow! congrats on your AC!
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5. 13468
3:02 PM GMT on December 30, 2009
This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing--beautiful AC!
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4. SunsetFL
2:27 PM GMT on December 30, 2009
What an amazing site to see! Thanks for sharing your experience with those of us who may never have the chance to see that.
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3. wichitakid
2:27 PM GMT on December 30, 2009
This is amazing, thanks for sharing the picture. Congrats on the AC.
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2. lkw51
2:03 PM GMT on December 30, 2009
What an awesome, beautiful sight! Congratulations on your first AC! -Larry
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1. lenag
11:42 AM GMT on December 30, 2009
Amazing!! Beautiful!
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About witokazu

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.

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