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All Aglow
Photograph by Frans Lanting

A long exposure at twilight turns lava-lit gas over Pu'u 'O'o into an eerie, incandescent halo. "You can't see this scene in the daytime," says photographer Frans Lanting, who watched the crater overflow with lava during a camping trip to the rim in January 2003. "That's why so much volcano photography is done after dark."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fuji Velvia 50
Lens: Wide angle
Speed and F-Stop: Unrecorded
Weather Conditions: Clear with extreme heat underfoot
Time of Day: Twighlight
Lighting Techniques: Timed exposure of around one minute to provide the smoky, glowing quality


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