Kauai Monochromes 1 of 2

Kauai, Hawaii, 27 February to 2 March 2015

This is the first of two posts showing monochrome conversions from Kauai.  Each of these images appeared in previous posts in colour.

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Ke’e Beach.

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Ke’e Beach.

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Ke’e Beach.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Cave near Ke’e Beach.

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Ginger.

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Above Kalalau Valley.

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Waimea Canyon.

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Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail.

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Maha’ulepu Beach.

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Farming area near south coast.

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Waterfall near south coast.

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Waterfalls near south coast.

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Waimea Valley.

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Waimea Canyon.

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Waimea Canyon.

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Waterfall visible at Waimea Canyon Lookout.

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(Some of these monochromes are converted from infrared).

 

Waimea Canyon and Na Pali Coast from Above (IR)

Kauai, Hawaii, 2 March 2015

The last post showed images from my ride over Kauai in a helicopter with the doors removed.  So does this one, but this time in infrared.  This is the first half of the journey, from the airport at the south east, along the south coast and inland, over the Waimea Canyon and along the Na Pali Coast.

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South Coast.

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South Coast.

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South Coast.

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South Coast.

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South Coast.

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Waimea Canyon (?).

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Waimea Canyon.

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Waimea Canyon.

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Waimea Canyon.

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Waimea Canyon.

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Waimea Canyon.

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Military observatory and tracking station, Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast (looking straight down).

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Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Kauai From Above

Kauai, Hawaii, 2 March 2015

These images are from a helicopter while flying over Kauai for about an hour.  The doors were removed, potentially much better for photography.  Because there were no doors I was wearing a fairly heavy coat.  The pilot strapped me in but because of the coat I didn’t feel as though I was strapped in.  That made it a touch eerie, feeling as though I was just perched there with nothing holding me on but logically I knew it was not the case and really it didn’t phase me at all.  Fortunately, though, the pilot didn’t attempt any barrel rolls.

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This waterfall would be inland from the south coast and not at Waimea Canyon since there appears to be road access (whether private or public).

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Waterfalls in or close to Waimea Canyon.

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Waimea Canyon, looking back towards the coast, and the town of Waimea in the distance at the coast (only visible if you click on the image).

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Waimea Canyon.

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Waimea Canyon.

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Waterfall visible from Waimea Canyon Lookout, Waimea Canyon.

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I presumed this was an observatory.  It took me a while to work out what it is.  It’s a military observatory and tracking station.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.  Looking straight down.

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Na Pali Coast.  There’s a huge arch here but I was on the wrong side of the helicopter and even though it pirouetted, I missed the opportunity for a more complete shot of the arch.  But at least I did get this.

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Na Pali Coast, probably taken from above the arch referred to in the previous image.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Waterfall, Na Pali Coast.

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Na Pali Coast.

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Ke’e Beach and environs.  You may remember we visited the day before.

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Waterfalls, Mount Wai’ale’ale.

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Waterfalls, Mount Wai’ale’ale.

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Wailua Falls.

If you click on the image you can see cars on the public access road, just to the left of the falls.  The best views on the ground are probably from the farmer’s land rather than the public viewpoints (which are not that good).  The farmer is ploughing a field at bottom right.  To the right of the falls is a huge ridge of what looks like sand (fertiliser?).  There are two trucks in front of that and what looks like a cherrypicker.  Further down, an excavator is playing with some sand/ fertiliser.

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Waimea Canyon

Kauai, Hawaii, 1 March 2015

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All the images in this post are of Waimea Canyon from viewpoints near the Waimea Canyon Road.  This first image is a multi-image panorama.

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Both this and the first image are from the Waimea Canyon Lookout, the first you encounter going up the road.

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Now we have driven on and are at the Pu’u O Kila Lookout, at the end of the road, overlooking the Kalalau Valley.  Down there is the end of the Kalalau Trail.  This is a spectacular 18 kilometre (11 miles) walk that you enter from Ke’e Beach, as we did for a kilometre or two the previous day.  If you do the full trail, you walk out again the same way.  It can be quite dangerous especially after rain and people do die there, particularly in swollen creek crossings and precarious cliff tracks.

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Two more images of the hills overlooking the valley, which would be a ridge of (Mt) Kilohana, 4,000 feet high (1,220 metres).

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Back down to the Waimea Valley Lookout for the sunset, such as it was.

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The road along the ridges above the valley is narrow and winding and has what seemed to me an absurdly low speed limit of 25mph or 40kph.  Mind you, the other thing I couldn’t understand was that all the rental cars have automatic transmission.  On winding roads and on steep downhill inclines you have so much more control with a manual transmission and also you aren’t so reliant on the brakes.

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Kauai is the oldest island in the Hawaiian group and thus has had more time to erode.  This was accentuated by rifts and collapse of the central volcano.

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In the centre of the island is the highest mountain in Kauai, the inactive shield volcano Waialeala.  Its peak, Kawaikini, is at 5,200 feet or 1,600 metres.  It is also a place of particularly high rainfall, averaging around 11.5 metres per year, another factor in the spectacularly eroded valleys.

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Waimea Canyon is also known as “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific”.

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The waterfall that you can see in the distance we will see a closer view of in a couple of posts time.

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Waimea means “red water”, in consequence of the red soil of the canyon.

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The many bare patches is no doubt a reference to a high level of erosion.

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