a hot blob

A hot blob of lava. Hawaiian lava, which is basalt, is typically at 1100 Celsius (2000 Fahrenheit). March 8, 2007.

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flow

flow - Mar 14, 2007 8:42 am - Voted 10/10

it's...

...a "cool" picture!

Klenke

Klenke - Mar 14, 2007 6:53 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: it's...

Hey thanks. Say, you've got the perfect member name (flow) for this pic.

flow

flow - Mar 14, 2007 7:41 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: it's...

yeah, that's right!
i didn't noticed before :)

BazZ

BazZ - Apr 18, 2007 4:46 pm - Voted 10/10

Beautiful shot

I love it. I puted it on a very nice place in the album Color Red.

Wiktoria Plawska

Wiktoria Plawska - Jul 29, 2008 3:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Great Hot Blob

I like the name, and i bet that really is very very HOT! Nice Close-up shot!

BLong

BLong - Oct 11, 2009 12:30 am - Voted 10/10

Great shot

Awesome capture. Since seeing lava ooze myself, I have always felt that one of man's best ways to feel connected to the world is watch it unfold in front of your eyes. Truly amazing.

PAROFES

PAROFES - May 12, 2010 8:19 am - Voted 10/10

Some day

i hope to have a chance to take one shot like that he he he
Impressive...

Klenke

Klenke - May 12, 2010 2:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Some day

Go now, it doesn't get any closer to 'easy' than this (from here).

Noondueler

Noondueler - Sep 1, 2010 1:09 am - Voted 10/10

How big is this blob?

Ballpark? And how far away were you?

Klenke

Klenke - Sep 1, 2010 12:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How big is this blob?

I don't remember how far away exactly I was on this particular shot, but maybe about six feet. For instance, this photo was taken from about four feet. The lava was oozing into a shallow depression just beyond my feet.

Klenke

Klenke - Sep 2, 2010 1:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: How big is this blob?

I guess I should try to estimate the size of this thing, since that's what you asked. I'd say the girth of this lava blob (left to right) was about two feet.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Sep 2, 2010 11:11 am - Voted 10/10

Re: How big is this blob?

Interesting that you could get within 6 ft of something 2000 degrees. You must have felt the heat!

Klenke

Klenke - Sep 2, 2010 5:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How big is this blob?

There were many people standing around the oozing lava. It's what people do for entertainment there, apparently. It's more interesting to watch rock dry than paint.

Yep, you can feel the heat so you can't stay too close too long. I was also concerned about melting my camera case. Typically, to get these shots you either have to have a tripod with a trigger cord or use a timer and set the camera on a rock.

What is odd about this lava is you look at it and think it's like a liquid. But if you throw a pebble at even the bright orange stuff, it bounces off.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Sep 2, 2010 8:11 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: How big is this blob?

He he. For some reason that reminds me of a great line from the 1st 'Alien' movie:
"It's structural perfection is matched only by it's hostility.'

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