Earlier this week, Virtual Photo Walks photographer and volunteer +Dominic…:
Earlier this week, Virtual Photo Walks photographer and volunteer +Dominic Phillips “Walked the Walk for Those Who Can’t” at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Phillips shared many of the marvels found along Kīlauea volcano’s Crater Rim Trail with nearly 60 disabled individuals across North America who watched on their computer screens from their hospital beds and homes. Dominic’s cell phone camera shared robust plumes of steam wafting from ‘Ākanikōlea (Steam Vents) and Wāhinekapu (Steaming Bluffs), sweeping views of Kīlauea Caldera, and the geologic highlights of Thomas A. Jaggar Museum – all in real time. Viewers asked him if the steam felt hot as it fogged up the lens, and the names of the native plants he focused on. Phillips, outfitted with a wireless earpiece, answered their questions as he hiked along, laughing and connecting with his audience throughout the virtual experience.
Special thanks to Verizon Wireless for there donation of equipment, and to www.zoom.us for their video conferencing software.