Fire at 13,800 Feet – Mauna Kea, HI
Mauna Kea (“White Mountain” in the Hawaiian language), on the (Big) Island of Hawai’i, rises to approximately 13,800 feet, and its summit is home to observatories with some of the largest telescopes in the world.
I was visiting my muse, Lisa, at her home on the Big Island, and she told me that the one thing I HAD to see (and photograph!) was the sunset from the summit of Mauna Kea. So, we rented an SUV and made the trek up to the top of 13,800 foot Mauna Kea, much of the way over a graded gravel road, arriving a couple of minutes past sunset. Even though our timing was not perfect, the view did not disappoint. The clouds below us appeared to be on fire, causing us to imagine the lava that last flowed from the mountain 4,600 years ago.
Title: Fire at 13,800 Feet – Mauna Kea, HI
Image Date: October 11, 2013
Exposure: Canon EOS 5D MarkIII-EF300mm f/4L IS USM Lens – f25 – 1/8sec
Media: Printed November 2013 – Canon iPF5100 Archival Pigment Inkjet
Moab Entrada Rag Bright 100% Cotton Acid Free Paper – Archivally Matted
Framed in 20 X 26″ Pewter colored Aluminum Frame with UV filtering Acrylic glass
This photo will be available for viewing and purchase at Showcase Gallery during the Orange County Fine Arts 2013 Membership Show, from now to January 5, 2014. Everyone is welcome to attend the Artist Reception on Saturday, December 14th, from 5-7pm.
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