Prior to this Hawaii trip, I envisioned images of an active Kilauea spewing lava high in the air, of molten lava slowly oozing out of newly opened fissures with its characteristic red glow, clouds of steam billowing out from entry points in the ocean, etc. I was a little disappointed because I got none of those.There were no active surface flow when I got there, missed it by 10 days.
Nature photography requires determination, tons of patience and some luck, it's a hit and miss thing and one should be prepared for the "misses", hopefully there wouldn't be a lot of them.
Well, it's just another excuse for me to return to this island paradise someday.
As a consolation, I captured this shot at dawn.I only managed to take 2 frames when the red glow disappeared, steam overwhelmed the sky and replaced it with a dull grey color.
( Kilauea caldera - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park)