The picture of Pahoehoe arching fountain was taken in Hawaii on the 1st of May 2008. The picture shows an aggressive eruption about 10 m high which resulted eventually in lava flow. Both the volcano eruption and the lava flow are turbulent flows, which means that their Reynolds number are higher than 3500. I like that the picture was taken using fast shutter speed which is why the volcano eruption appear to be freezing while it is in motion. Moreover, I love this picture because the timing at which it was taken is great because it depicts the flow as extremely turbulent at the top-left of the picture and it becomes less turbulent as it falls downward. Overall, I think that this photo is a fabulous piece of art, and it would be even more interesting if it was taken using long exposure to capture the motion of the lava flow.
Photo Credit: J.D Griggs
Second Prize – I really appreciate the arch created by the lava and how the smaller droplets are so clear
First Prize: you can almost feel how heavy the lava is just from the photo. Also the shades of red that it has are spectacular.
This image does a great job of visualizing how aggressive the flow of lava was when erupting. I really enjoy the textures coming from the sharp focus on the specs of flying lava.
Third Place – Lava dynamics look very visually interesting.
First Prize – While many of the other pictures were man made, this one is completely natural and captures the intense explosion of lava
First prize – I love how the aesthetic of the exploding lava looks and how its flow is interpreted in this beautiful image, where its contrasting and dramatic colors add a ton of depth to it. Plus, it’s a natural flow, which is my favorite kind of flow.
First Prize: I really like how this image shows something that is considered very dangerous and highlights the beauty that can be seen in the flow of the magma.
First Prize, I love how the image is captured and the level of risk the photographer has gotten to to capture this image!
First Prize – The image is clear and captures even the smaller droplets. The color contrast between the red and the white also looks super cool and is interesting.