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Joe Lightheart

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Humans we are

A tiny fishing boat gets close to the lava pouring into the ocean and is surrounded by steam. Look closely and you may see they are taking pictures. Do you think they are thinking about light, composition, sharpness, exposure and white balance? More importantly, did I think my picture through? ISO 100 165mm f/8 1/400 sec

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  • Uploaded: 28th September 2017
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 184
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  • Ramonet Photography
    2 months ago
    :-) STILL!
  • roland_schuhmann
    5 months ago
    Great!
  • Lee Fox Photography
    5 months ago
    Great capture - Agree with Les
  • Photography, don't you just love it | Les Garner
    5 months ago
    Super image, love the drama you've captured
    • Joe Lightheart
      5 months ago
      Thank you very much for sharing, Les!
    • Joe Lightheart
      5 months ago
      Thank you very much, Les! One thing about being near the volcano eruption is that it is naturally dramatic and taking pictures is easy but got to make sure one is one sound footing.
  • himalayan media
    6 months ago
    Wonderful!
  • ButchReinhart
    • Seller
    6 months ago
    Wow! Amazing photo. Prefer your location to the photographers in the boat. Great photo.
    • Joe Lightheart
      6 months ago
      Thank you very much, Butch! After I took this picture and a few days later I was on the boat too! Thank you very much for sharing!
  • nikkij
    7 months ago
    Absolutely amazing ...very dramatic capture : )
  • Jim Anglin
    7 months ago
    Oops, already shared that one but it's worth seeing again ...
  • Tatjana Vujnovic
    9 months ago
    Stunning!
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you very much for sharing my picture, Joanne Collicott McGuigan! I appreciate you!
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you for sharing my picture, toolyman! Appreciate it!
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you very much for sharing my picture, ileniagen!
  • irekm1962
    • Seller
    10 months ago
    Simply WOW!
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you, Nerry Hoppes for sharing my picture!
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you for sharing my picture, vincehooley! Appreciate it!
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you for sharing my picture, annette9152
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you very much for sharing M H Photography!
  • Jim Anglin
    10 months ago
    Well, actually, there's much more Turner there than Delacroix I'd have to add.
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you very much for sharing my picture, gjesdal!
  • 6okolad4e
    10 months ago
    Fantastic!

  • Howard Smith
    10 months ago
    An amazing picture, Joe. As you say, what were they thinking?
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you very much, Howard Smith. I think they were thinking do I have the right lens, is it it in focus-how's the light, but in reality they were too excited to even think what they were doing :-)
  • Annette Ruch
    10 months ago
    Everything about this looks completely impossible. And beautiful.
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you, Annette it is quite an amazing thing to see and experience. I always encourage people to go see this.
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you for sharing my picture, Howard!
  • Ruud van den Breevaart
    10 months ago
    Such a wonderful picture of the power of nature!
  • garysibio
    10 months ago
    Absolutely fantastic
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you very much for sharing my picture, garysibio!
  • Jim Anglin
    10 months ago
    Actually, Turner more tha
  • Glendale Prentzler
    10 months ago
    p.s still think your profile picture is the best.
  • Glendale Prentzler
    10 months ago
    Wow. One of the best pictures on the site.
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you for sharing my picture, Olga!
  • Marius Radu
    10 months ago
    Raw forces of nature :-)
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you, Marius. It's hard to go wrong when photographing nature in action :-)
  • eddiem
    10 months ago
    Stunning
  • CunningFoxPhotos
    10 months ago
    I think you've definitely thought this image through. Very nicely done.
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you very much, CunningFoxPhotos! Thank you for sharing my picture.
  • callmemom
    • Seller
    • Pro
    10 months ago
    Very nice. Thank you for including the settings too.
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you, callmemom and you are welcome for the settings :-)
  • vision
    10 months ago
    No I would think that they are just awe struck by the awesome power. A very nice image Joe. You have immortalized a moment of natural might.
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you so much, vision. I think you are so right. When I was on the boat I took a lot of pictures and was awe struck too.
  • vincehooley
    10 months ago
    Man against nature and nature wins every time. Great capture.
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you Vince! Thank you for commenting and for sharing my picture!
  • Emmanuel Varnas
    10 months ago
    it reminded me of games of thrones lol but cool capture.
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you very much, Jim Anglin. I appreciate your feedback, like and share!
  • Joe Lightheart
    10 months ago
    Thank you very much for liking and sharing my picture, Howard!
  • Mike Iles
    • Seller
    • Pro
    10 months ago
    Absolutely amazing shot -- well done
  • Philip_Tranter_Photography
    10 months ago
    Rule of thirds - tick. Diagonals - tick. Fibonacci spiral - tick. I'd say well thought through Joe. Subject's not bad either :)
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you very much, Phil. I'm trying and so much for my little pea sized brain :)
  • Olga N
    10 months ago
    awesome
  • Leigh Goessl
    10 months ago
    Wow, that is amazing! I'm so intrigued by volcanoes (and when I was doing news writing, they were often my choice of topic) but I'm not sure I'd get so close to one either. Your photo really shows the power of Mother Nature. And the size of the boat in comparison really puts it in perspective.
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you, Leigh. I've said before that the volcanoes in Hawaii are relatively safe as long as one uses common sense. I've seen tourist poke the lava flow with sticks and shoes and even saw them trying to roast marshmallows, of course the heat was too much so it just melted off :)
      • Leigh Goessl
        10 months ago
        That is funny about the marshmallows! :)
        • Joe Lightheart
          10 months ago
          Yeah, I agree it was pretty funny. Thank you very much for sharing my picture!
  • Joanne Collicott McGuigan
    10 months ago
    Awesome shot. The steam is as thick as a cloud. I can't believe people will be so close to a volcano. Since volcano eruptions are something I've never witnessed except on Tv or photos, I find them fascinating but dangerous.
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you very much, Joanne. I was on boat too and just as close and I was glad the boat was made of steel rather than fiberglass. Hawaii volcanoes and eruptions are relatively safe-not the explosive type. Thank you very much for sharing!
  • Elenka Smilenova
    • Seller
    10 months ago
    Good morning, Joe. What my eyes see can not be described in a word. We are just some time-outs here on this planet. I envy you that you live surrounded by such a wild nature. Happy Thursday.
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you very much, Elenka! It's literally a part of our planet that is young and still growing!
  • Michael Flick Photography
    10 months ago
    Very impressive nature and shot :) tiny worms we are :)
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you very much, Michael! Haha! I think so too-we're just specks and some of us think we are all important :)
  • Denise Savage
    10 months ago
    The boat's presence gives it some perspective - holy dooley!
    • Joe Lightheart
      10 months ago
      Thank you Denise. It's really a small boat too and when I've been out there it was a larger boat with steel hull rather than fiberglass.