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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Na Pali Coast

The day after the wedding, we hiked up to Pihea Vista at the top of the road up Waimea Canyon. Along the trail, you get spectacular views like this one down an eroded valley along the Na Pali coast. These huge cliffs are thought to have formed from an early structural collapse of the sheild volcano which formed Kaua'i which is rather common amongst the Hawaiian archepelago with huge debris flows being found off of all the islands. Since that time (probably 4-5 million years ago), the coast has eroded partly due to the large amount of rainfall on the summit of Kaua'i, as well as to the continuous action of the elements and gravity. About every 2 minutes we were presented with views like this and a continuous stream of "Oh wow - look at this view!" followed us up (and down) the trail. This image was taken with my 18mm lens and a circular polarizer with an exposure of 1/100 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 100.
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David A. Harvey said...

Kaui! SWEEEEEET! fantastic views! Never been to Hawaii - want to go bad. Done any snorkeling? Put that 20D in the water for me and take some pics! :-)

Jim said...

Yeah, we've done some snorkeling, but without a UW housing for the 20D, the 1st picture would be the last (if it got one, that is). We bought an underwater I mean film camera. How primitve eh? We're on the 3rd roll already.....