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The Sea

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 11 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

A sea of lava, that is. It stretches as far as you can see and beyond.

Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Part of The Great American West series.

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Wow, a sea of lava! Never seen lava before and this looks really great!

11 Jan 2011 5:24am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

quite a sight!!

11 Jan 2011 6:23am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Remarkable. Imagine when it was first created!

11 Jan 2011 7:13am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful b&w landscape, great details !

11 Jan 2011 7:15am

Visioplanet Photography from Agartala, India

Magnificent work in capturing the details. Especially with the clouds on top.

11 Jan 2011 8:37am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une ambiance bretonne ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée


11 Jan 2011 8:40am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot.. Amazing how huge it is..

11 Jan 2011 8:57am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid

11 Jan 2011 9:22am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful sea of lava. BW add a strong atmosphere at your shot.

11 Jan 2011 9:43am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

great and original landscape

11 Jan 2011 9:58am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Terrific b/w composition.

11 Jan 2011 10:18am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

This must feel like you're on the moon is somewhere like that. I haven't seen the movie The road, just read the book but this makes me think of the desolation that reminds me of that story ^^

11 Jan 2011 11:14am

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

cool mood of this shot

11 Jan 2011 11:16am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great view to the horizon. Dramatic shot - looks like a seabed with the tide out!

11 Jan 2011 11:45am

Franz from Baden, Austria

an almost surreal landscape, stark and forbidding!

11 Jan 2011 11:56am

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

It does look almost like wasteland, but a very beautiful capture.

11 Jan 2011 1:36pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

completely spectacular!

11 Jan 2011 1:43pm

Marzia from ., Italy

Have a nice day Steve!

11 Jan 2011 2:33pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a magnificent place to shoot! I need to go here! This is a fantastic piece of work, Steve...great treatment here!!

11 Jan 2011 2:48pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Ashes to ashes...

11 Jan 2011 2:49pm

Portrait of Photography from Toronto, Canada

sea of lava....intriguing...

11 Jan 2011 2:51pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Impressive this "sea of lava. " A superb picture and worrying. Good day.

11 Jan 2011 3:07pm

Irene from L C, France

Impressive landscape with interesting details...

11 Jan 2011 4:48pm

don from spokane, United States

A wild landscape shot. Wonderful job of capturing the "lava" expanse so well.

11 Jan 2011 4:58pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb in black and white !

11 Jan 2011 4:59pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Harsh beauty - I love the toughness in this shot. Strong and so beautiful.

11 Jan 2011 5:39pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great BW and texture :)

11 Jan 2011 5:53pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent landscape, tonality and title - I like it a lot

11 Jan 2011 6:04pm

The Wakeful Tree from Mumbai, India

cool B&W tones, beautiful landscape

11 Jan 2011 6:15pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

beautiful landscape

11 Jan 2011 7:05pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb landscape & mono ! great perspective !

11 Jan 2011 7:31pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Awesome view, lovely bw landscape.

11 Jan 2011 9:29pm

Daryl Johnson from New Malden, Afghanistan

Now that really is like another planet...

11 Jan 2011 11:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great textures seen in the lava. The evergreen adds a softening touch. Is the evergreen growing through soil or the lava as well? Great DoF, too.

12 Jan 2011 1:42am

@Steven: There are places where the lava has broken down into soil over the centuries. Hence, the plant growth. But pine trees being pines have probably sent tap roots deep into cracks and crevices in the lava as well. In some places though, the lava is unbelievably deep with layer upon layer. It seems it will be centuries more before plants will flourish in such places.

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb b&w landscape photo! great tonal range and very good sharp fine details! very well balanced and controlled light as well - nice work!

12 Jan 2011 2:30am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nice contrasts. This is quite a solid "sea" alright. Beautiful.

12 Jan 2011 3:47am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Beautiful b&w capture Steve! I like the great DOF and various shades of gray.

12 Jan 2011 4:26am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Nice composition, texture and lighting...

12 Jan 2011 4:32am

Céline from New York City, United States

Nicely dramatic !

12 Jan 2011 5:40am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What an amazing capture. Superb framing and I like the textures and perspective. B&W was the perfect choice.

12 Jan 2011 6:59am

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

it's so interesting this lava landscape! very well captured

12 Jan 2011 2:23pm

k@ from Paris, France

So dry & impressive. Again your stunning mono !

13 Jan 2011 10:21am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fantastic again. These tones are gorgeous!

16 Jan 2011 8:03pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Beautiful view, very dramatic and desert like. Well done

29 Jan 2011 6:27pm