We arrived around 5PM to scout out the area. Unfortunately, the plume of SO2 has closed the crater rim road & trails to the west, limiting us to the southern side. The glow doesn't become visible until sunset.
My goal was to shoot some landscapes featuring the orange flow and plumes of vog coming from Halema'Uma'U Crater. This was a chance to try out my new-to-me hand-held spotmeter.
I don't have much hope for the night shots, however. I was shooting slides and the contrast in the scene was probably more than the film could handle.
In the meantime, you can get a sense of the eery glowing plumes of volcanic gas in the digital test shots below.
This morning, I came back at 5:30AM to shoot some more. I was hoping the sky would be clear of clouds behind the volcano and was rewarded with an amazing starfield over the gas plumes.