Mauna Kea in red

Mauna Kea at sunset

Returning from a recent hike, I drove round a corner and saw Mauna Kea looking completely red in the setting sun. I pulled over and grabbed my camera, but by the time I took photos, a matter of a couple of minutes, only the top half of the volcano was still illuminated.

This though was my last photo from September, posted here for Bushboy’s Last on the Card challenge (see more responses here).

I took the photo with a view to making a few adjustments, which I’ve done in the bottom photo. The main thing was to crop some of the sky, which I had to include in the photo to get the full volcano. The other thing, which is a bit of an oddity with my camera, is that in certain lighting conditions it will produce a somewhat dull and hazy image. But adjusting the Lighten Shadows feature from zero to one makes the difference seen here.

Mauna Kea at sunset
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14 thoughts on “Mauna Kea in red

    1. Graham Post author

      I’ve never seen this before, in part because it’s 50 or more miles from where I live, but I’ll probably head this way more often in the afternoons when I get the chance.

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    1. Graham Post author

      I think so! I find it interesting seeing how people crop and adjust photos, and comparing the before and after. It can be quite educational, which is one reason why I do this.

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