1. "To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Brave Bison at licensing@bravebison.io

    Short video clip from my GoPro HD Hero 2 video camera at sunrise. Many more to come. I've been using the GoPro since Nov. 2011. Lots of footage to edit.

    I've had the camera so hot I couldn't touch it and the LCD screen went blank but, it comes right back on and has worked flawlessly. It was set to the widest setting so, you who are familiar know just how close the lava got to it. 1"-2"s.

    Prints from the hike available at the link below.
    lavapix.com/2/340dc/488a066/#/gallery/volcano/406-514120948/
    It was a quiet night and morning with very little activity. It was my first outing with my new Nikon D800. Video coming from that later. Real windy as always.

    No one was is in any danger while filming this video. Just the GoPro :-)

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  2. Short crude time lapse video from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Kilauea volcano, Halemaumau lava lake plume at sunrise on a still cloudy morning. Shot with my old Nikon D200 and the 10.5 mm 2.8 lens. The plume was spreading all over the summit area causing the foggy conditions.

    Nikon D800 images from this visit can be viewed here.
    lavapix.com/gallery/11-03-12-hvnp/

    Blog post viewed here.
    lavapix.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/11-03-12-hvnp/

    2012 © Bryan Lowry / lavapix.com

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  3. Short crude time lapse video of a lava flow at sunset. Kilauea volcano, There is minor shake due to the strong winds. Shot with my old Nikon D200 and the 10.5 mm 2.8 lens. The lava flow was coming down the middle kipuka in what's left of Royal Gardens subdivision. It was spreading out onto the flats.

    Nikon D800 images from this visit can be viewed here.
    lavapix.com/gallery/10-4-5-12-lava-flow/

    Blog post viewed here.
    lavapix.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/11-03-12-hvnp/

    2012 © Bryan Lowry / lavapix.com

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  4. Nothing fancy as far as production goes. These are straight out of the camera video clips from my Nikon D800 DSLR. I'd say its probably the first time a D800 has been used at a lava flow ocean entry. It was very windy as usual. I do have an external mic. A Rodes with a dead cat on it for wind. Unfortunately its a bit melted at the front. Its melted right to the foam underneath. I shot mostly night video to see how the D800 did at higher ISO's. It did great. Much was shot at up to 5000 ISO. I used my Nikon lens collection. The 180mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8 and my trusty old 24mm 2.8. Left others at home. After all I did need to hike here and lots of other gear was needed. Like water etc....
    It was more like a long walk. Took me less than one hour each way. The flow was and still is very sluggish so, for now it doesn't seem like its going to last or a huge bench is going to form.
    The video shows what I saw in order from say midnight through sunrise. There was an unusual tour helicopter that showed up before sunrise. I say unusual because the regular tours arrive at 7:45 am daily. This hovered and of course became the dominant noise in my sunrise clips. I chose to be on the downwind side knowing when others arrived for sunrise I'd most likely have it to myself. It worked out well. I did have to clean my lens constantly due to both salt spray and the water vapors from the steam plume. The plume wasn't strong enough to warrant wearing my respirator. I just held my breath when it hit. The strong trade winds blew it by quickly.

    Images from this adventure can be viewed on my website.
    lavapix.com/gallery/11-25-12-lava-ocean-entry-nikon-d800/

    My blog post can be viewed here or from my website
    wp.me/piefc-cR

    I welcome comments. Remember, I'm not trying to be a Hollywood producer so, no need to criticize.

    Aloha,
    Bryan

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  5. "To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Brave Bison at licensing@bravebison.io

    Nothing fancy as far as production goes. These are straight out of the camera video clips from my Nikon D800 DSLR. It was very windy as usual. I do have an external mic. A Rodes with a dead cat on it for wind. Unfortunately its a bit melted at the front. Its melted right to the foam underneath. I shot mostly night video to see how the D800 did at higher ISO's. It did great. Much was shot at up to 5000 ISO. I used my Nikon lens collection. The 180mm 2.8, 50mm 1.8 and my trusty old 24mm 2.8. and my Sigma 120-300mm 2.8.
    It was more like a long walk. Took me less than one hour each way.
    The video shows what I saw in order from say midnight through sunrise.

    There was minimal activity. Listen for the sounds of the lava falling over the sea cliff.
    The D800 caught the transition from morning twilight to regular lighting very well. I used auto white balance.

    Images from this adventure can be viewed on my website.
    lavapix.com/gallery/12-06-12-lava-ocean-entry/

    My blog post can be viewed here or from my website
    lavapix.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/12-06-12-hawaii-kilauea-lava-flow-ocean-entry-nikon-d800/

    I welcome comments. Remember, I'm not trying to be a Hollywood producer so, no need to criticize.

    Aloha,
    Bryan

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Lava Flows

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Videos and time lapse from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the lava flows around the park. Various gear for video are the Gopro Hero 2 and the Nikon D800. Those two and the Nikon D200 for time lapse.

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