If you are fortunate enough to live in Hawai’i or have visited Hawai’i, then you have probably visited Kilauea Volcano inside Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. You’ve probably done some sightseeing, hiking, and maybe even walked through the Thurston Lava Tube. If you have done these things and haven’t visited after sunset, you need to go back! You will not be disappointed by viewing Kilauea at night time. Yes, it is beautiful during the day, but the viewing at night is even more beautiful.
Since we’ve been in Hawai’i, we’ve heard more than once that if you go to Kilauea, you need to make sure you do a night visit to see the glow of the lava coming from the vent. Last weekend we decided to take a trip to the other side of the island and spend the night. This was so we could visit Kilauea after the sun went down and experienced this first hand.
Kilauea at night
While there I decided to test out my new lens to see if I could get a decent picture of the moon. I’m still working on my night photography, so it’s not the greatest but I think it turned out OK.
I will be working on my night photography so that I can go back up on Kilauea and maybe come a bit closer to taking shots like Ken Boyer and not only get the fantastic night glow but also get the Milky Way in my shot!
My hope is to be able to get a shot like this one day! Thanks, Ken for allowing me to showcase your photo!
I do have to say that it is one cool experience that I’m sure the boys will remember forever!