Kilauea's Might

PhotographerRobby Allen
PrizeHonorable Mention
City/CountryHONOLULU, United States
Photo DateOctober 2016
Technical InfoSony A7II and a Sony FE 70-30
Entry Description

In October Kilauea's lava flow finally made it to the sea for the first time in three years. We woke up at 3 A.M. to begin our journey. Getting my gear together a Sony A7II and a Sony FE 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G OSS lens I made sure everything was perfect. Nervous because it was my first time doing aerials and stepping into a helicopter. We took off out of Hilo and headed for the flow. It was an amazing experience to see new land form in front of your eyes. The smell of sulfur filled your lungs and an instant flash of heat struck your face. The pilot was amazing keeping control of the helicopter making multiple passes of the site. As we landed in Hilo I headed home and immediately wanted to start post processing. I am humbled to share the wonder of creation.

About Photographer

Robby Allen is a self-taught fine art landscape photographer based in Oahu, Hawaii. Robby’s eye for light and composition allows him to capture images that have a simple beauty to them. Regularly you can find him and his lovely wife hiking around the local mountains, exploring the beaches, wandering around the rainforests, and recently on Iceland, in search of its interesting scenes. Robby Allen strives to translate these positive experiences into limited edition fine art prints and share with others, the small amount of the wonder he has seen.