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"Koke'e Panoramic" ~ Panoramic photo of the majestic Kalalau Valley from the Pu‘u-o-Kila Lookout in Kauai's Koke'e State Park. Waves crash along the Nāpali Coast 4176 feet below as clouds hover over the Ka‘a‘alahina Ridge.
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"Bridalveil Rainbows" ~ Colorful double rainbows at the base of Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park. The 620' tall waterfall was originally named "Pohono" by Native Americans, which translates to "the spirit of the puffing wind." Notice that the colors of the outer rainbow are in reverse order of the main rainbow. The mist at this location is overwhelming in the Spring, requiring rain gear and camera waterproofing. Even then, it requires a paparazzi-like approach to snap photos quickly while turning toward the spray and then away in an attempt to try to keep the lens as dry as possible. The colorful rainbows have been isolated against a monochromatic background in the digital darkroom in order to achieve my desired visual effect.
"Storm Approaching Cliffs of Moher" ~ Dark clouds and rain showers approach the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland. Moments later this storm was directly above, pouring rain and cutting the visibility to nearly nil. O’Brien’s Tower on the right was built by Cornelius O’Brien as an observation tower way back in 1835 and was recently restored. The cliffs have since been given the prestigious recognition as a Global Geopark by the United Nations (UNESCO). The cliffs are as tall as 702’ (214m), stretching over 5 miles (8km).
NOTE: SmugMug limits file sizes to 48 megapixels and does not provide a non-cropped print option for 4:1 panoramics. This multi-frame stitched photo has an aggregate size of 121 megapixels, with dimensions of 22000x5500. Thus, prints of this photo up to 15"x60" are available exclusively through my gallery on Imagekind.. Archival-quality prints are available on paper or canvas. I am currently looking for on-demand printers that offer prints larger than 60" wide.