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Land of Fire and Ice
Photograph by Adriel Heisey

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.


Photo Fast Facts

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.



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