From the town of La Fortuna it takes about half an hour to get to Lake Arenal, board a boat, and go close to the volcano to take pictures. Anyone in the town will tell a tourist how to get there. The boat ride is not very expensive.
I kept thinking as I was standing on the boat shooting pictures, "Gee what if this volcano blows its top, then what?"
I took this shot of an active volcano, the Arenal, from a lake. I was afraid it would be be sharp since I was standing on a boat shooting this wonder of nature. The focal length is 49 mm, the aperture is F/11 and the exposure time 1/200 sec.