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Halema'uma'u Crater is an active vent of Kīlauea, one of the volcanoes on Hawaii. This is the view from Jaggar Museum, which is the closest and best view you can get. The road and trails going around, and closer to the vent are closed because of high amounts of fumes that have started to come out in the past several years. Seeing this at night is amazing. During the day, it just looks like some steam coming out of a hole in the ground, but once the sun goes down, a different story gets told. Low clouds passed over the crater in the night sky, and as you can see, created an amazing light show. Was quite a sight to see. Headed up just before sunset to witness the entire transition from day to night. It's beautiful!

3 exposures. One for the foreground shot just after sunset, and then one for the sky/crater glow about an hour later. ISO 2500, 30 seconds, f4. An additional exposure to bring back some detail in the crater flame/glow which was pretty blown out in the 30 second exposure.

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