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Sat May 25, 2013, 07:34 PM

Photographer Captures Abstract Photos Showing Lava Up Close

Michael Zhang

Want to see what lava from a volcano looks like up close? Photographer Daniel Fox has spent a number of weeks this year photographing lava near Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rather than photograph the lava in the context of its surroundings, he decided to get in close and create abstract images showing its intensity.

Fox tells us he focused more on shooting abstract, artistic photos (rather than landscape photos) by using a telephoto lens rather than a wide-angle one. He shoots with a Canon 100-400mm and Canon 100-300mm on his Canon 7D.

He tries to leave the photos relatively untouched, but he does occasionally do some masking, rotating, and cropping in addition to basic Lightroom image adjustments.

Here is a selection of Fox’s lava photographs:

Read more at http://petapixel.com/2013/05/25/photographer-captures-abstract-photos-showing-lava-up-close/

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CaliforniaPeggy May 2013 #1

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Sat May 25, 2013, 08:02 PM

1. Wow! That's a risky business, but these are wonderful pictures.

I'm glad he's taking them.......but oh boy.

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