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Canon
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Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
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Apr 24, 2010, 6:24:22 PM
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Polihale by aFeinPhoto-com Polihale by aFeinPhoto-com
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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:iconaugenweide:
augenweide Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured in my new journal...[link]
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Photographer
much thanks for the support!
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augenweide Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome Aaron...
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johninski9 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist
Is it just me or this looks like the African Continent??
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
Haha, it's very dry on the west side for much of the year. Check my other photo entitled Kauaian Serengeti too ;)
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fungusamongme Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Great shot! One of my favorite beaches, too. Worth the bumpy drive out :D
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Alembic-Lynx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
beautful perspective ..color and beauty
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice angle for the shot! Lovely set of colours as well!
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novelhill Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional Photographer
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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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
<3
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AbsoluteVacuum Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
:snowflake: Featured [link] :heart: :snowflake:
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Karl-Filip Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
amazing! :)
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Miha3lla Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Photographer
i love this one
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da-phil Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
congratulations! this work has been added to the featured gallery of #panoramicshot -> [link]
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Much thanks for the support :)

aF
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PierreRodriguez Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
I like it much, excellent graphism ;)
:clap:

Pierre
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adityapudjo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
wonderful pano :)
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juanfox94 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Student Photographer
O_O amazing! =D
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JoseMelim Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
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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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
It is 3d...just have to cross your eyes ;) j/k :P
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StormLights Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Featured here [link]
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Much thanks for the support!

aF
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StormLights Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
My pleasure :)
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:iconpierrerodriguez:
PierreRodriguez Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
Beautiful !! I like it :thumbsup:

Bye Pierre :)
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Sun-Seeker Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
I think you suceeded wonderfully. Ever thought of producing a tutorial fro your method.. I'd love to have a go. How's CS5?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Professional Photographer
No tutorials needed for this one. Just equalize all white balances, tweak and stitch. The hard/tricky part is just fixing up the water errors. CS5 so far has been impressive but there is a glitch that doesnt read RAM properly. Very not good.
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YannickDellapina Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Beautiful work!!!
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Viscuswalor Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Student
I have featured your amazing and inspirational work here! [link]
Take care and have a good day! :huggle:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Much thanks for the support! :)

aF
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Inebriantia Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
Quite an amazing photo. A favorite! :+fav:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
danke good sir :)
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
What a pano, you really have done justice to this beach, amazing shots of here in your portfolio! Love the symmetry, and tide coming into the foreground, excellent man.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
and only more to come. much thanks :)

aF
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sleepyeagle Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Spectacular!! =D
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XpiecemealX Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is perfect. The way you captured the waves is just awesome! It looks like you are standing in a rip tide.
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
No rip...just the surf run up. Nothing scary at all :)
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Nanah66 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work!
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twelvemotion Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Awesome shot man! :)
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Meowgli Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   Photographer
You're building up a pretty awesome little portfolio of shots of this place, another cracker mate!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh...there are more to come. Though this one is way up there :P
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prperold Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Holy crap this is a cool pano. You have really done this place justice :+fav:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Danke good sirrrr :)
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Sam2103 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
awesome
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WilpaTJ Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
nice work excellent.......
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Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Great work well done on this
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indi-is-conan Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
awesome!
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Andrew-Dewar Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Student Photographer
great composition..im suprised the stitch came out well, great work.


.....im thinking footsteps would have really added to the photo :P lol jks
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
::slaps head:: :P haha
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Rykardo Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Fantastic composition ;)
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seven-s Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
Beautiful! :)
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