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07-MAR-2008 DK Hein 2009


A word of explanation: VOG is volcanic smog. It's produced when fresh lava enters the ocean and
converts raw earth chemicals into nasty airborne acids (like sulfer dioxide, etc). It's hard on
the eyes, lungs, and affects some more drastically than others. Since the local volcano has been
erupting continuously since 1983 (!) we tend to see a lot of VOG! Some nights even the setting sun
has a hard time cutting thru it.

This was one of those nights.

Nikon D200
1/20s f/18.0 at 90.0mm iso100 full exif

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Guest 06-Sep-2008 07:27
Excellent Shot V
Yves Rubin04-Aug-2008 04:13
This is outstanding!!! Apart from experiencing vog before a few years ago (it felt sometimes difficult to breath), this image is fantastic. Sunset shots are the hardest to do well because so many look alike, but your page is superb. V!
Sandi Whitteker10-Mar-2008 18:13
I should always remember to read the text. You pay dearly for these beautiful sunsets. We had beautiful sunsets here in San Diego during the fires too, but paid way to dearly for them as well.
Sandi Whitteker10-Mar-2008 18:11
Great example of less is more. The wonderful simplicity of this shot emphasizes the gorgeous sun and golden reflection in the water. Fabulous shot Dave.
January Grey09-Mar-2008 05:34
Might be annoying, but it sure does produce some surreal effects. Amazing capture, Dave. V~
Stewart Mitchell08-Mar-2008 23:11
Very "other-worldy", could be on Mars, but a great atmosphere ;-0
Malcolm Smith08-Mar-2008 22:25
Sounds horrible, but it's made a very dramatic shot.
Tom Briggs08-Mar-2008 16:29
Majestic ... voted
Guest 08-Mar-2008 15:35
Wow!! Magnificent capture!
Sweetlilac08-Mar-2008 14:02
1 of the best sunset shots i have ever seen. V!
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography08-Mar-2008 12:24
Amazing image indeed, Vote !
Enny08-Mar-2008 09:51
wow, amazing image, looks like a painting.
Ann...08-Mar-2008 09:44
Sounds very unpleasant stuff but this shot is great. Lovely colours.
Nick Powell08-Mar-2008 09:42
An amazing sunset, well captured. V