I'm an earth sciences major and I can only hope to be in such a location at some point in my life, that's absolutely amazing! I love the coastline, I've only been able to see it in pictures like yours. Great shot!
Haha. That's the the time that I finished editing :-P
I was referring to taking one raw...processing it for the sky, then duplicating and processing for the foreground...then digital blending back together. Like a digital GND. Many ways to do this and I find it invaluable in my photographs. Before and after would blow your mind. All part of the toolbox. Email if you want a jpg tutorial or google "digital gnd".
It is very difficult let alone very dangerous being up close like this...I will say I am blessed to be alive. No one is allowed out past the viewing area but there are those that go and dont know how dangerous it can be. If the also get caught, they can be arrested and the residents can also sue for trespassing. Seen it done already.
thanks!! please be very careful! you can bet i will let you know if i'm coming again! i really didn't get enough! so many things i'd like to have seen. i'm planing uploading my night lava shots later today if i have time. i hope you'll come take a peek they won't be as good as yours but...