Photographer's Note

This was taken on the North Shore of Kauai, the incredible Na Pali Coast from the Pacific Ocean. Along this spectacular coastline, you can walk at the top amongst velvet green cliffs towering into the sky and cascading waterfalls plummeting into deep, narrow valleys. Cliffs rising as high as 4,000 feet are accessible along the beautiful Kalalau Trail on the Na Pali Coast. Hiking, cruise ship, helicopter or rafting trips offer spectacular views of the region where many believe that the Na Pali spirits can play tricks on hikers and campers alike. Some historians claim that the Na Pali region was the first part of Kauai to be settled.

The only land access to this enchanted place is via the Kalalau Trail, an 11-mile trail that crosses five different valleys and ends at secluded Kalalau Beach. The hike into Kalalau is often challenging, and sometimes even dangerous, with narrow sections and heavy rainfall that can make the topsoil muddy.

I was on a ship when I took this picture at sunset of a perfect day. A closer look may be seen in the WORKSHOP.

Nikon D90
2009/10/02 17:05:48.00
JPG (8-bit)converted from RAW (12 bit)
Image Size: Large (4288 x 2848)
Lens: Nikkor VR 18-200 F/3.5-4.6G
Focal Length: 28mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure Comp.: -0.5 EV
Shutter Speed: 1/320s
Aperture: F/9
Sensitivity: ISO 200
Optimize Image: More Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-S
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode III (Adobe sRGB)
Tone Comp.: High Contrast
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: High
Image Comment: Copyright (C) 2009 Andre' Salvador
Long Exposure NR: Off
High ISO NR: Off

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