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Posted by Dean McLeod on Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:22 pm

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It never ceases to amaze how nature can create such dynamic and unique textures like this curvy flow of molten lava. It remains absolutely mesmerizing in so many ways and is by far the most exciting subject I've ever had the chance to witness.

Tech: Nikon D850, Nikkor 70-200 2.8 @135mm, f3.5, 1/1600 second at ISO 6400. Hanging out the side of a doors-off chopper hovering 25 feet off of the ground.

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by SantaFeJoe on Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:45 pm
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The comp and the swirls add a lot of implied movement. Colors are great. I saw the image of you hanging out of the helicopter on your website under “Meet Dean”. Pretty dedicated photographer, I would say. I bet the heat is intense.

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by Dean McLeod on Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:07 pm
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The comp and the swirls add a lot of implied movement. Colors are great. I saw the image of you hanging out of the helicopter on your website under “Meet Dean”. Pretty dedicated photographer,  I would say. I bet the heat is intense.

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Thanks, Joe. What a thrill that flight was. I went up in March 2018 and the historic eruption began 8 weeks later. I was lucky to come home with a few keepers, as currently there is no flow on the Big Island.

And yes, even with the rotor wash, you could definitely feel the heat!
 

by E.J. Peiker on Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:20 am
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Wow, this is super cool!
 

by david fletcher on Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:43 pm
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Wonderful shapes and patterns Dean. A fitting tribute to your efforts and dedication.
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by Dean McLeod on Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:52 pm
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Wow, this is super cool!



Thank you EJ!
 

by Dean McLeod on Wed Jul 15, 2020 1:53 pm
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Wonderful shapes and patterns Dean.  A fitting tribute to your efforts and dedication.



Thank you David! That chopper flight wasn't cheap so I'm glad that I came away with something, lol!
 

by Cynthia Crawford on Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:49 pm
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Incredible sight! A modern-day dragon! Your daring photography seems like a true sports event. congratulations on these winning images...and stay safe!
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by Ron Day on Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:13 pm
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Beautifully artistic, Dean!
 

by John Labrenz on Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:41 pm
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Very cool...pun intended!
Awesome looking website of yours too BTW!...congrats
 

by Dean McLeod on Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:08 am
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Beautifully artistic, Dean!


Thanks so much Ron!
 

by Dean McLeod on Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:10 am
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Very cool...pun intended!
Awesome looking website of yours too BTW!...congrats


Haha, Thanks John! I'm glad that you like the new site!
 

by Peter McCabe on Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:43 am
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Beautiful, the colour of the molten lava contrasts beautifully against those cool blueish tones.
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