Messing With The Lava :)
On saturday morning, 8.23.2002......
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|Lava! our first sight of it....|
|Got the smart idea to use the flash :) nice picture.|
|Travis poking at the lava with our metal rod (actually a weed eater shaft :).|
|Metal rod with some already hard lava on it...|
|That stuff sure does harden fast, if you don't get to the red stuff, its very hard to break through.|
|Very hot flow, we couldn't get close enough to collect any of this lava...|
|Same as above but with the flash :) what a difference...|
|Me! shielding myself from the heat, it is really intense.|
|Small piece of lava that I managed to pull from the mass.|
|More new lava seeping out from under the quickly hardening flow.|
|Travis pulling back a partially hardened section, letting the red stuff loose :).|
|Here is the chunk he got.
(we got the idea to bend our rod into a hook, that's why we were able to pull off more)
|Travis doing something....|
|Me pulling back on a fairly hardened section...|
|The result :) the rod was bending under the weight of that mass... And I had to wait for the camera flash to charge up again after the previous shot......|
|Nice looking flow... looks like its going down a small hill.|
|Travis heating up the rod to who knows what temperature... We think that was what removed our hook from the end of the rod :)|
|Him standing in front of the oncoming flow. But don't worry, it moves
very slowly. I'm sure he was feeling the heat though.
|Me doing the same, although with a little more light.
*The digital camera has a few issues... I'm not sure if I can really blame it, but if there isn't much light then it leaves the shutter open for 1/2 second, were as with the flash and stuff it's only open for 1/200 of a second... That is what caused the blurriness, I think a tripod would have fixed this, but as you may have already seen, we weren't exactly 100% prepared :).
© Chester Lowrey August 28 2002