Hawk brought us to this favorite valley of his. Note the coal-black volcanic cinders, with ground-covers beginning to grow. To the left of this view was a pitch-black mountain with cool patters of plants on its flanks. We shot this standing on a cinder pile probably close to 1000 feet high, like those you see on the right here. I found it kind of scary, in a way. I had the sense that the cinders could move at any moment and take me down the hillside. The river you see is probably tens of feet wide. Unfortunately we shot this in drizzle. I hope I didn't have water droplets on my lens.