6th Annual Your Best Shot Photo Contest6th Annual Your Best Shot Photo Contest Home Gallery Finalists FAQ Official Rules

Member Center

  • Don't have an account? It's free to join.

    Create an account

Find An Image

Recent Contest Comments

  • Re: Ben Williams
    Posted on Thursday, 03 July 2014 by Steve Jahn.
    Love this image. Captures the personality of...
  • Re: Ben Williams
    Posted on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 by Margaret Morse.
    Photo captures the essence of the person -...
  • Re: Ben Williams
    Posted on Wednesday, 02 July 2014 by John Moore.
    Beautiful portrait,Great Art
  • Re: Tired
    Posted on Monday, 30 June 2014 by Leeling Kirven.
    Love it!
  • Re: Tired
    Posted on Friday, 27 June 2014 by Barb Frank.
    What an expressive photo!
  • Re: Tired
    Posted on Friday, 27 June 2014 by Greg Clinnin.
    Great photo!!!! The facial expression is...
  • Re: Tired
    Posted on Thursday, 26 June 2014 by Kate Frank.
    This is a magnificent photo! Classic! ...
  • Re: Spring Fever
    Posted on Tuesday, 24 June 2014 by Vanessa Decardenas.
    Heather, this photo is just amazing. It is...

Milkyway Over Halemaʻumaʻu Crater
Photo By Zongye Quek

Edit Image Details
prev next
Must be logged in to vote!

In my lightboxes:

Photographer: Zongye Quek

Photo Details

  • Title: Milkyway Over Halemaʻumaʻu Crater
  • State/Province/Region (required): Hawaii
  • Country (required): United States
  • Nearest Town: Hilo
  • Description: Mother Nature’s awesome power on display at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park—Earth, Wind, Fire and Sky -> This shot was taken within the Volcanoes National Park in Big Island Hawaii. showcasing the powers of Nature at work with an actively glowing volcanic crater, and the glow from millions of stars within our own galaxy lighting up the night sky with both earthly and heavenly lights. This was a technically challenging to capture in a single shot as the glow from the volcano is way too strong compared to the faint glow of the milky way. In order to properly expose both without blowing out the highlights in the crater I had manually placed the tip of a leaf i picked up around the site, in front of the lens. "masking" out the crater for 25s of the total 30s exposure, only removing the leaf for the last 5s of the shot.
  • Gear: Eos 5D mark III , 16-35mm F2.8

This Photo Has Been Viewed 100 times


You have been blocked from submitting comments.

Add Comment


Click here to view our Interactive Gallery Terms & Conditions.
LumiQuest Sony Duggal Manfrotto GITZO PNY Tamrac

  • International residents, click here.
Check out our other sites:
Digital Photo Pro Outdoor Photographer HDVideoPro Golf Tips Plane & Pilot