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Standing on the longest beach in hawaii (the total stretch is actually 15 miles!), the end of the west side is called Polihale. Which translates to House of Po (a title for another piece I have here). Po is the Hawaiian afterworld and spirits would make their journey to the cliffs and jump off into their next world. A powerful place by myth and equally as so by it's scale and beauty. These cliffs rise ~1000ft up out of the ocean and start the storied Na Pali coast.

To photograph it I wanted to use my method from "Paradise Moon" [link] and Equilibrium [link] The trick however was the water. I wanted to show the ocean lapping up but for anyone that has stitched such images before knows it can be very difficult. I tried to time each shot so that the water was at its highest point on the run up. 10 vertical shots. CS5's content-aware fill definitely helps with the fixing of shots like this. :) Other than that this was a very minimally edited photo...the awesome sunset light did the rest! I have another very similar take under even more dramatic light that I will post soon.
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1062x379px 273.55 KB
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/10 second
Focal Length
24 mm
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Date Taken
Apr 24, 2010, 6:24:22 PM
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augenweide's avatar
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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much thanks for the support!
augenweide's avatar
welcome Aaron...
johninski9's avatar
Is it just me or this looks like the African Continent??
aFeinPhoto-com's avatar
Haha, it's very dry on the west side for much of the year. Check my other photo entitled Kauaian Serengeti too ;)
fungusamongme's avatar
Great shot! One of my favorite beaches, too. Worth the bumpy drive out :D
Alembic-Lynx's avatar
beautful perspective ..color and beauty
Xerces's avatar
Very nice angle for the shot! Lovely set of colours as well!
novelhill's avatar
The framing of this photograph is so amazing. The way the sand leads the eye in to the center of the image is quite ingenious. You did a great job with this. I am stunned.
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Miha3lla's avatar
i love this one
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congratulations! this work has been added to the featured gallery of #panoramicshot -> [link]
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Much thanks for the support :)

PierreRodriguez's avatar
I like it much, excellent graphism ;)

adityapudjo's avatar
wonderful pano :)
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JoseMelim's avatar
Great scenery, wonderful picture. The light and colours are beautiful. I like the perspective and composition, a lot. Amazing depth, almost a 3D picture.
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It is 3d...just have to cross your eyes ;) j/k :P
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Much thanks for the support!

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Beautiful !! I like it :thumbsup:

Bye Pierre :)
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