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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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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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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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