Monday, September 20, 2010

Fireworks


Holy smokes, its really glowing right now! Vivid red hot colors contrasting against cold steam and vog are putting out a show tonight. While I was waiting for the sun to come down, the lava entering the ocean was churning and screaming in hot fiery colors and getting more intense as the sun came to its close.

I'm glad I decided to stay and watch the evening lava show come out in all its glory, and yes it was worth the wait. Even the tour boats bobbing dangerously close to the cliffsides were giving the boatloads of tourists amazing scenes of the lava pouring into the ocean. Their views look directly from the lava pouring down the cliffs to the ocean, something I would not be able to photograph since standing on the edge of crusty and unstable cliffs is more than a foolish thought, its immediate death. I'm sure most of the tourists on the boats thought the few people on land were just as crazy standing so close to the edge of live lava pouring down into the ocean.










The skies that evening were also quite beautiful, colorful sunset hues also gave us show over the kilauea mountain range. Sunsets are not typical on the east side were we get sun rises starting off our early days on the east side.



It was a fun hike exploring this area and seeing this amazing show, I'm glad I got to do this and have the opportunity to show you a little about my world here in East Hawaii.


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21 comments:

  1. Oh mio Dio Noel... bellissimi scatti... però non mi vorrei trovare all'interno di quell'eruzione !!!
    Ciao :)

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  2. Oh, WOW! Fantastic captures, Noel! This is about as close as I want to get to a volcano, but it would be exciting to see it "for real"! Really terrific! Hope you have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  3. The boatload of tourists you mentioned certainly did get a show! From possibly watching paint dry at home to seeing this blazing sight would be mesmerizing and perhaps even tempting to get too close to danger. Amazing photos that are beautiful to see from a distance.

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  4. Holy smokes, for sure. I'm glad you stayed to take these photos!

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  5. Simply awesome. I saw it from a cruise ship a couple of years ago, but nowhere near this close.

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  6. I am so very glad you stayed to enrich your own life and to show us this wonder of nature. I am fully aware of the dangers involved and am doubly grateful to you for sharing these fabulously dramatic photos.

    Blessings , , , Arija

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  7. It's incredible how beautiful and destructive it is at the same time.

    Have a lovely week ahead.

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  8. Aloha, Noel, and thank you for sharing these amazing photos. In awe, have never been able to visit your piece of Paradise, a lifelong dream, so your photos feed my soul. Thank you.

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  9. beautiful clouds and colors

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

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  10. this volcano must be building a new island. amazing sight!

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  11. As I had mentioned in my last week's comment, I had never seen a volcano burst. You were lucky to get that close. Beautiful pictures and you have a wonderful week.

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  12. Well worth the wait and hike, indeed! A bit unerving, but I suppose it's safe?!?! I would be nervous to hike back in the dark among the soft warm lava flow. I'm glad you made it back safely and were able to share these stellar shots!!

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  13. this are all beautiful photos.so gorgeous color and i especially like the sunset shot...

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  14. Wow - the drama and colours are something else! Magical. Powerful1

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  15. Oh Wow, fantastic skies and fabulours photos!

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  16. Fantastic!! And wonderful photos...thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  17. Now there is something I've yet to see up-close and personal. Amazing shots.

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  18. Wow your photos are stunning. It shows the awesome power of our planet in its full majesty

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