Thursday, January 5, 2012

Vog

High atop Mauna Kea on December 31st, the sun sets through the volcanic ash of Kilauea. As we arrived a the summit of Mauna Kea, this was the view.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

I couldn’t resist snapping a self portrait against the side of a white building.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Looking east is the shadow of Mauna Kea over two cinder cones. The red color is due to the vog which is a word coined for volcanic ash and fog.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Check back later this week and I’ll show you more from the top of Hawaii, the Big Island.

13 comments:

J Bar said...

Beautiful. Spectacular shots.
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eyesonme2world said...

1 word, BEAUTIFUL!

Colorful sky in good composition.

http://eyesonme2world.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/skywatch-friday-brown-sky-outside-house/

jewaicious said...

Your photos are outstanding, beautiful and filled with lovely tones.

Luna Miranda said...

breathtaking!
gorgeous photos.

ingrid said...

Wow! That about covers it. :)

Eve said...

Just stunning!!

Shoshana said...

That's just spectacular.

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Firas said...

Great classic shots : )

Tanya said...

i was thinking "spectacular" while i was looking but that's been used a few times already but WOW! these are SUPER spectacular!

Kathryn said...

Big Island is one of my favorites! I love the picture looking East into the"dark side" shadow of the mountain. Brings back memories! Were you able to tour inside one of the observatories? Absolutely wonderful shots!

mary said...

Wow Steve you have the most beautiful photos, ever! Perfect! Happy weekend!

SWF

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Incredible photos from a place I have always wanted to go. I will be checking back!

bunnits said...

Wow! What a wonderful trip. Somehow I missed this post, so thanks for putting the link on the summit photos post.

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