For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I decided to submit a photo I took during our visit to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island in 1979. In those days there were boardwalks all over and you could walk right up to the crater and peer in. But Kilauea has been erupting since 1983 and the landscape has changed drastically since our visit.
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Thanks to Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, the Big Island of Hawaii is about 500 acres bigger than it was when we visited 38 years ago. About 200 structures have been destroyed since the eruption that began in January 1983, including an entire subdivision of 75 houses called the Royal Gardens.
Australian photographer Leanne Cole hosts the weekly Monochrome Madness Challenge. Drop by Leanne’s website on Thursdays (Wednesdays in North America and Europe) to see what photographers from all over the world are doing in monochrome these days.