Glow in the dark volcano

©Adam Stinton

Photograph by Adam Stinton,
Location: Montserrat, Caribbean
Date: 2011

Camera: Nikon D300
Focal Length: 45mm
Aperature: f/8
ISO: 200
Exposure: 97 sec

Note: Adam Stinton captured the Sulphur Hills Volcano in Montserrat, Carribbean island, as it glows in the dark. The clear night sky was a perfect night for shooting. I love the red glowing ash and rising smoke against the cool blue night sky. The lighting from the moon adds awesome shadows and depth to the base of the mountain.

Tip: The exposure (shutter) on Adam’s camera was opened for 97 seconds. It allowed the smoke to have a “smooth” fluid-like elegance throughout the sky, while the stars appear as “streaks”.  A tripod is needed to achieve shots with longer exposure times to avoid blurriness. Very nice effect!

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