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June 11, 2012
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Lava Kiss by DallasNagata Lava Kiss by DallasNagata
*EDIT* WOAH! Thanks everyone! I've been a deviantART member for 9 years (on my other account, *DallasNagataWhite, this account is 6 years old) and this is my first DailyDeviation!!! :D <3


Also, this image is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, so please enjoy viewing it, but it is not available for use anywhere without my permission!

Decided to return to my photography dA account, clean things up, and submit some of my new work!

This is a photograph taken last March when my husband and I did a lava hike on the Big Island of Hawaii. While we were waiting for a rain storm to pass so I could take the night sky+lava photos I'd been hoping for, we made the best of the weather by doing some backlit portraits in front of the flow.

After the first shot was taken (camera was on a tripod, one friend was behind us with a remote speedlite), my husband said "One more," and dipped me in a kiss. Probably the most epic photo we'll ever have of ourselves.

Here's a more detailed post on Google+ about how the image was shot and edited: [link]

If you would like to go check out the lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaii yourself, please be aware that it is unsafe and illegal to go alone. We went with Kalapana Cultural Tours, which is not only an awesome company, but they have all the permits and knowledge to take you safely up to the lava! Check out their website here: [link]
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Lava Kiss by *DallasNagata ( Featured by DemonMathiel )
Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good thing I live alone, for my reaction when I saw the thumbnail of this was "oh, wow!". It really is a marvellous photo in every way!
NoelaniDesign Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What can I say?  Wow! I was just looking for pictures for back home and stumbled across this amazing romantic shot.  I'm completely blown away! Thank you for sharing it with us! ^.^
strangecandi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
smithyedc23 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Would it sound cheesy if I said that's hot? Epic lighting.
assaulth3ro Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
There is a huge level of improissible included here. xD Just. Wow. Wow......... And.. one more wow.
MissKris11 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student Photographer
This is amazing. Truly breathtaking and really inspires me. I just love this image so much.
bhalstead Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
Wow, epic indeed!
OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is superb.
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured in my newest Friends and Couple feature.
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Please give a favourite if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice weekend! :rose:
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Photographer
One of the most incredible things I have ever seen! Just looking at it makes me feel so alive!
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