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Photographer Ventures to Volcanos and Lava Flows in Hawaii

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Hawaii-based photographer Sean King captures beautiful photographs of lava flows in Hawaii, venturing into locations where lava reaches temperatures of 2000°F.

King first moved to Hawaii 8 years ago after years of working in construction in New York City. One day he decided that he wanted to show some of Hawaii’s beauty with his friends back in New York, so he grabbed a digital camera and went to the Kilauea volcano.

Soon, he was hooked on photographing volcanos and their lava flows, carefully mixing in views of moonbows and the starry night sky.

King acknowledges that his photos often look ‘shopped and slightly fake. The photographer is colorblind, which affects how he perceives the images he post-processes, and the intensity of the colors they end up with once he’s done.

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Here’s a short feature Flickr recently did on King and his work:

You can find more of King’s photos on his Flickr page here.


Image credits: Photographs by Sean King and used with permission


 
  • http://www.facebook.com/zosxavius Zos Xavius

    Awesome. Stunning even. More posts like this please!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1312995208 Christian DeBaun

    Well dome Mr King, keep up the great work!

  • Brendan Wixted

    wow, incredible series

  • Jane Carroll

    upto I looked at the draft ov $7204, I have faith that…my… cousin was like realie taking home money in there spare time at their computer.. there uncles cousin has done this 4 only 11 months and recently paid the morgage on their home and bourt themselves a Porsche 911. go to, jump15.comCHECK IT OUT

  • Prabal

    The first photograph’s composiition looks a copy of picture ”Eternal Vitality” by Terje Sorgjerd at the same location. :P