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Only In Dreams by aFeinPhoto-com Only In Dreams by aFeinPhoto-com
I'm really not sure where to start with this image. This is the end. The end of a 3 day expedition to the bottom of Waimea Canyon on Kauai's west side. Mark Twain called Waimea Canyon the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. I've never been to the Grand Canyon but have seen photos (yea that sounded lame) an...d I'll take the color of Waimea any day :P

The hike out of the canyon is intense. Almost 3000 vertical feet in about 3 miles. Sections of the trail are nearing 40 degrees. This normally would just be just hard work...now add rain. Lots of rain.

After getting to the top of one of the longest steep sections of the trail the rain broke. We stopped to have a drink and snack and then it happened. Clouds started lifting. If this was the only image I got in the 3 day trip I would have been stoked (luckily there are a LOT more). The fresh rain caused the colors to become super saturated and the clouds a mystical feel to the scene.

Watching the clouds move over the ridge to our right the rest of the hike, approx 1.5mi, was done in the heaviest rain I've ever hiked in.
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prolet Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Bravo! I like it!
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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Hi! :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal here: [link] :heart:

Greetings! :aww:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
much thanks for the support :)

aF
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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
My pleasure. :hug:
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Aguswu Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Amazing
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
good one!
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Roboffin Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Just takes my breath away.
Wonderful.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! :)
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DrThunder1963 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the sun creeps in and makes the color pop...nice shot!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! :)
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jmbamboosumi Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Sounds like you really worked hard in every sense to get this magical image. Well done indeed
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
thanks! :)
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einsey Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
a beautiful piece of geography on our planet!
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edelweiss26 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Beautiful colors!! :hug:
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your wonderful work has been featured in my "2010 Best Scape Shots" Journal! [link] :D
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panathinaikara Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
perfect, perfect, perfect!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
danke :)
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FrenetikFred Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great tones and the atmosphere is very intriguing. The clouds make a lot in that :thumbsup: I love the touches of light in some places of the canyon
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eswendel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup::thumbsup:
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this colorful landscape. To be up in the clouds...
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Xerces Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
lovely bright colours and such cool mist! very pretty capture
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tempestsreign Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
This really does look like something in a dream, it is a truly beautiful moment you have captured here.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
Only in a dream could I have thought that scene up :) Wohooo!
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porbital Featured By Owner May 9, 2010   Photographer
This photo is featured in my journal [link]

Have a great day,

Pete
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Much thanks for the support!
aF
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EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
The atmosphere and color is absolutely gorgeous.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thank ya Eva! :)

aF
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EvaMcDermott Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
Most welcome Aaron!
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alban-expressed Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Stunning.
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justeline Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Just WOW!!! *speechless*
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
That is to say...without speech ;) Thanks!

aF
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RHCheng Featured By Owner May 5, 2010   Photographer
Great atmosphere and stunning colors!
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sebastopolgoose Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Holy shit.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
haha
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Rykardo Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Fantastic colors ;)
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kimmie1987 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
:clap:
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YakuzaKuroi Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
Wow. This photo is fabulous *.*
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AlecBell Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
You've captured the scale and ruggedness of the mountains beautifully. Touched with spring colours, they look even more amaxing.
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JessR-Photography Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student Photographer
What can i say? Simply amazing. :)
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SebastianKraus Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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BogdanEpure Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo rocks! :D
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azimos Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the gentleness and the refreshing fog on the strong image of the mountains....and those colors are just beautiful.

I imagine 40 degrees felt really more with the humidity...!
Did breathing become a big issue anywhere?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
40 degrees was the slope not the temp :P temp was probably around 70F...and not as much humid as just pouring :P ha
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azimos Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahhh, hehe. It seemed to fit as a temperature in Celcius.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
Never gets that hot here. Actually I have never seen it hit 90+F in 3 years of living here :)
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Looks like an amazing place...Awesome colors shown in the rocks and vegetation
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Ian-Plant Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
wonderful
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DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful capture mate! Love the atmosphere, colour and subject matter. Wonderfully executed shot my friend.
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