Rising to 13,677 feet (4,169 meters), the peak of Hawai'i's Mauna Loa volcano often glimmers white in winter. Snow cover up to ten feet (three meters) deep can accumulate here, though the intense sun typically causes rapid melting over much of the mountaintop.
Camera: Pentax 645NII Film Type: Ektachrome E100VS 200, push-processed 1 and 1/3 stops Lens: 45mm Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/6.7
Weather Conditions: Clear Time of Day: Sunrise Lighting Techniques: Natural light Special Equipment: I chartered a single-engine airplane and went up 17,000 feet (5,100 meters) above sea level. I also mounted my camera on a gyro stabilizer for this photo.