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*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

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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!

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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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Given 2012-11-16
Lava Kiss by *DallasNagata ( Featured by DemonMathiel )
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M4ykeul Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi, saw your photo here : www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZmZGM…

It's an awesome picture.

I made an interpretation of the photo, tell me what you think : lava represents the troubles in life, which surround the couple, and they kiss each other, making appear a huge amount of light which will fight the troubles. As long as you have your love besides you, you are safe, you can manage to go through the troubles in life.

Yeah, maybe I have been a little too far, but this photo inspired me a lot, thanks for your work CURSE YOU! 
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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!
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:iconnoelanidesign:
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! ^.^
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:iconstrangecandi:
strangecandi Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!
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:iconsmithyedc23:
smithyedc23 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Would it sound cheesy if I said that's hot? Epic lighting.
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:iconassaulth3ro:
assaulth3ro Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
There is a huge level of improissible included here. xD Just. Wow. Wow......... And.. one more wow.
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:iconmisskris11:
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.
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:iconbhalstead:
bhalstead Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013   Photographer
Wow, epic indeed!
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:iconotterandterrier:
OtterAndTerrier Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is superb.
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:icondragonfly-oli:
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello.
You have been featured in my newest Friends and Couple feature.
Click on the words "Friends and Couple" to see it.
Please give a favourite if you enjoyed it.
Have a nice weekend! :rose:
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:iconrawpoetry:
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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:iconpetaldreams:
PetalDreams Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal [link] :heart:
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:iconfleurine-retore:
Fleurine-Retore Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello,
I put your creation in feature on my new journal [link] !
Very beautiful work!
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:iconchlorophyceae:
Chlorophyceae Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
your picture has really gotten around! it's number 20 [link]
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:iconthe-not-writer:
the-not-writer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This photograph was chosen to be featured in the BEST OF THE YEAR feature by our group #Passion-for-Photos!
HAPPY 2013!! :happybounce:
Here is the link: [link]
Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:
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:icondivafica:
divafica Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link] :love:
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:iconceleste-cloude4evr:
Celeste-Cloude4evr Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so beautiful!! :happybounce:
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:iconzessinna:
Zessinna Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Breathtaking
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:iconjelle-lightart:
Jelle-LightArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Photographer
Epic image! well deserved DD!
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconblack-heart-phoenix:
Black-Heart-Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi I love this photo!! I am making a video essay and i was wondering if i could use this photo in it? please? it is perfect for what i need!! I will be sure to make a link to this photo in the description if i post it...
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi there! Sorry, I'm not letting people use this image for anything. Thank you for asking though!
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:iconblack-heart-phoenix:
Black-Heart-Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah well thanks anyway :) it's a great photo... i can understand :)
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:iconillusionoftheday:
IllusionoftheDay Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you have been features :floating: [link]
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconsofiwick:
Sofiwick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the monthly news article by our group #Passion-for-Photos and it’ll be also moved to our “Feature” folder! Your art is awesome!
Here is the link: [link]
Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconprocks:
procks Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
AWESOMEE !!!
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :D
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:iconbaehlergrafie:
Baehlergrafie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Oh my fucking good... Great. No More than Great! Perfect!
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hehe, thank you very much!! :)
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:iconben-kelevra:
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconben-kelevra:
Ben-Kelevra Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
You're welcome.
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:iconliterazziks:
LiterazziKS Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Speechles. I am to consider this the most impressive composion of elements and illumination I've seen in the last months. It's fascinating me thoroughly!
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconrezzanatakol:
RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Featured [link] :love:
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!! :D
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:icondivafica:
divafica Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is absolutely amazin!
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconemptysometimes:
emptysometimes Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconjblaschke:
jblaschke Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The Wife and I have loved this one ever since we saw it several months ago. Not too many opportunities to shoot on active lava flows here in Texas!
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hehe, come to Hawaii, it's flowing into the ocean now! :D
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:iconjblaschke:
jblaschke Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Plan to do that someday. "Someday" encompasses a wide expanse of time, unfortunately...
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
masterpiece
congrats for DD
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problemo ;)
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:iconsigma-echo-seven:
Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Writer
Such power and dynamism!
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:icondallasnagata:
DallasNagata Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :)
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