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Spirits In The Sky by aFeinPhoto-com Spirits In The Sky by aFeinPhoto-com
There are some places that are difficult to do justice too. Polihale is one of them. This HUGE beach is the largest in Hawaii and at the westernmost part of Kauai. Massive sea cliffs which end (or start depending on travel direction) the Na Pali coast dwarf all that camp there. Polihale translates to House of Po, as the spirits would jump off the cliffs into the Hawaiian afterworld, Po.

While photographing under the setting moon I noticed one of the frames in my camera had the milky way in it...then looked up and realized the setting moon was low enough to reveal the stars above!

I ran down to the ocean's edge where I had photographed this type of shot at sunset and started clicking away.

This is 8 vertical images, 30s each with a file size of 70" and 1gb! The moon was almost full and about in inch (2.7cm if converting :P) and gave enough light to illuminate the landscape while still allowing the milky way to shine through.

I have had a very hard time coming up with a title for this and It is an ode to the mythology of the place :) Still not completely sold on it...but we'll see what you all think!
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Critique by gashcr Apr 29, 2010, 2:37:51 PM
One of the most beautiful shots I've seen, EVER!. It looks like the mountain is separating the day and the night, and the stars are turning around over it. The technique is superb. As I can see from your description, it took a great amount of time and work to take this one, and you managed to create this wonderful pano with mastery skill.

All the details are visible in the scene, from the footsteps in the sand, to the clouds at the bottom left, to the gorgeous night sky and the texture of the cliff.

There's really no suggestion I could make on this one, as it's simply stunning. I'd have called it, "Cliffs of timeless light", as you certainly can't tell if it's day or night ;).

Thanks for sharing this outstanding piece with us.
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FrenetikFred Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply stunning, I can't believe it turned so nice! There are still some orange lights (from the sun ? a city) on the right, so I thought it was a wicked sunset at first. But then, the milky way, wow can I say more about it?!

This is totally amazing, :thumbsup: and thanks for sharing such an amazing image :)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
That light you see is from the setting moon behind me. Thanks for the <3 :)

aF
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FrenetikFred Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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Richie-x-pressions Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
stunning! :wow:
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balukha Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
very nice! ideal!
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psyfre Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
This is fantastic yea
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XpiecemealX Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Update: This is my current desktop picture :)
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
The reason I ALWAYS watermark my images. Always.
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XpiecemealX Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Well, im not really taking it. Just admiring it. I USUALLY watermark my images. lol. About 90% of the ones online are.
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XpiecemealX Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
Oh man! What a luck shot dont you just love when you are in the right place at the right time and you get photos like this! This is spectacular!
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AineMuirgheal Featured By Owner May 5, 2010
Amazing! This makes me speechless...!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Photographer
That is to say...without speech ;)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Awesome job dude, did you have any trouble stitching with star trails?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
I was surprised but there was no issues w/ the stars in the blend...just the sand as i cant keep level as i pan apparently.

p.s. star trails are long exposures...these are stationary ;)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I realise that... but if each exposure was 30s like you said, surely the stars must have shifted some from the 1st shot to the last!?
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
yes indeed. and expected some sort of issue w/ the stitch but none. very weird. in a good way :)
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mark-flammable Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I like those surprises!
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maikarant Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It's not very often that I find such images on my dA-WATCH. :) I can look at it for ages and still find new fascinating details!

Brilliant! :D
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Glad to make the grade :)
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tiboat8h Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
great great pict. love it :)
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool how well you can see the milkyway in this shot. I haven't seen it in a long time :(
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StormLights Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Featured here : [link]
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Much thanks for the support!

aF
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StormLights Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Your most welcome :)
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JessR-Photography Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Student Photographer
Amazing.
This photo shows to us what it was like to actually be there. It is full of emotion and feeling.
This is a pretty awesome pano, and a lot of work went into it to make it look this amazing!
I love the arch of the milky way, and the bright stars.
LOVE IT!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
Much thanks ;)
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Andarious Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Stunning, shear stunning!
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Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent!
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ashlite Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Wow! This is simply incredible! It blows me away! =D
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
you've been blown!
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imag1narynumber Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Magnificent!
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StormLights Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Gorgeous !!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice place! Very nice capture of the stars and the light
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Dreampixphotography Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Well done on this
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novelhill Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
niiiice! Beautiful stars!
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VernonTrent Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
cool!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
danke!
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gashcr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
Featured it here: [link]
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Much thanks for your support!!

aF
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gashcr Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
my pleasure :D
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DyZzO Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is pure awesomeness. Great job :D
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010   Photographer
Love your panos of this place, another badass shot!
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hard to capture vast views in one shot :P
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Meowgli Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010   Photographer
You do very well with your panos. Did you have to upgrade your computer when you got the new camera? That's the main thing I don't like about using my dad's 5d2, the file sizes are kinda crippling... I can only imagine whats its like with a pano like this and 1ds3 files! :faint:
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
1ds and 5d2 are very very similar. i upgraded before i got the 3 but needed it for the 2's images too. 8gb ram. yum :) put it in the budget!

aF
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db-imagery Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Student Photographer
epic shot!!

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
This is spectacular!!!
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slickwilly182 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool idea to the shot. i dig it :)
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Alex37 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic, congrats
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aFeinPhoto-com Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
danke :)
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Camera Data

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Canon
Model
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
Shutter Speed
30/1 second
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F/3.5
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Apr 25, 2010, 3:37:12 AM
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