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At Pele's Pleasure

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, The Big Island
Hawaii, USA

The legends say that you can tell what type of mood Pele, The Goddess of Fire, is in by the way she presents herself to you. When hostile molten lava is spewing into the sky, Pele is not happy with you - somehow you’ve ticked her off and she’s warning you to get out of her presence or else. 

But when she presents herself like she has here, she’s inviting you to come closer. Beckoning you, at her pleasure, to step forward and watch how the islands are formed, to witness creation firsthand - it is absolutely a gift, an honor a once in a lifetime invitation that you cannot turn down. 

It’s almost as if Pele knows what I’m up to, that I’m trying to tell a story and she’s a part of that wonderful story - and not only is she ok with me being there, but she’s putting on such a peaceful display of her magnificence - I know I’m welcome.

See Ya On the Trail!


Field Notes
Camera:  Arca Swiss 8x10 f-line camera    
Lens:  150mm
Aperture:  f8
Exposure:  4 Minutes
Film:  Professional Fuji Astia 100f