Aloha this is our first blog and it isn't even going to be written by myself or Nick. I am new to blogging and am just now setting up a blog for Lava Light Galleries to let our fans and supporters around the world know what we are up to. In fact this blog is about photos that we took a year ago and never got around to writing a blog about. So thanks to my good friend Chris for showing me how to set up and use blogger and in the process writing this blog for us.
Cj and Nick got three days in the water with the lava bringing to the world what they call Lava Surf Photography. They are truly willing to risk it all for their art, doing what ever it takes to elevate their unique photography to the top. When asked why they would take such a risk just to get a shot. They both answer almost as one," to be unique". In a world full of photographic artist who spend their lives copying each other CJ Kale and Nick Selway choose to use their skill and teamwork to bring new and unique images to the world. Most of the extreme photography that these artists do is only possible because they choose not to compete but to work together, watching out for each other. In their working together they find a small bit of safety in a dangerous environment. Here is a short video to show what they had to do to get these historic shots.
The water was extremely hot in fact as you see in the video so hot it was turning their skin red. Just a mer 20 ft in front of them the water was boiling. They would have to wait in the warm water for a wave then when they had their chance they would venture into the scalding water just for a moment to get the shot then retreat back to the cooler waters behind them. During their three days in the water they captured many great one of a kind images that might not ever be repeated again. Here are just a few.
Once again thanks to Chris for the help getting us set up on blogger. And just to add a few things to what he wrote. In the last image shown there is a small rainbow. It was just the beautiful end to this experience as this image was from our last day in the water with the flow. The next day we went out but the lava flow had increased in volume, it was about 50 yards wide and over took the beach. Obviously we did not enter on this day. Doing so would have probably caused our immediate deaths. But I did get this final photo to conclude the series, of Nick out on the edge photographing the beaches last moments.