About Pele: In the Hawaiian religion, Pele
is the goddess of fire, lightning, wind, and volcanoes.
This series was done in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii. My goal was to create an abstract and artistic perspective of Pele's intensity. The images are also part of the story TIME
where they help capturing the essence of time in nature. Compared to the free flow of lava, active and fast, these clefts are the result of a constant but slow force. One fracture at a time, earth is moved forward to form new landscapes, erasing old ones behind. Invisible at day, their presence and intensity is only revealed at night, cracking the dark world open, light a lightning splitting the sky in pieces.
Photos were taken with a Canon 7D with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM. No Photoshop. Only slight basic adjustement in Lightroom.
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