Wild View Yonder

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Majestic Na Pali Coast of Kauai

Na Pali means the cliffs, and Kauai's north shore is a gallery of them. What follows is a collection of images, including three stereograms, of many of these cliffs, taken from a helicopter and a boat.

Clear air and bright sunshine highlight the diverse colors of the scenery which vary dramatically depending on time of day, weather, sun and viewing angles, etc. The same scene from the same vantage point may appear very different through the course of a single day. Kauai's soils range in color from beige sandy beaches through deep coffee browns to intense Martian reds. Lush vegetation, clear ocean waters, and the deep blue sky add vivid greens and blues to the scene. Bright clouds gleam a striking white that can overwhelm the camera, often making it difficult to capture the full range of color and illumination in a single frame.
As spectacular as some of these views may be, they don't come close to the experience in person.

Two features of the Na Pali coast are the Kalalau Valley and Hanakapiʻai Beach. These appear in earlier posts on this blog and are omitted from this one.


As usual, click on any image to see a larger version.






















Stereogram - click to enlarge; cross eyes to converge the two images to appear as three.
3-d effect will appear in the middle.









Stereogram - click to enlarge; cross eyes to converge the two images to appear as three.
3-d effect will appear in the middle.









Stereogram - click to enlarge; cross eyes to converge the two images to appear as three.
3-d effect will appear in the middle.

































3 comments:

The Letter said...

Breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for taking us on your helicopter trip!

Mark Mercer said...

I love your photos but you have your stereograms made backwards.

It is more natural to diverge your eyes to get the 3d effect rather than crossing them
if you swap the images the stereogram will be correct.

The Eye said...

Mark,

Thank you for your input. I find that most people have more control over crossing their eyes than diverging them. Personally, I used to be able to do both but crossing was easier; now I find diverging almost impossible. Sorry if this is less comfortable for you.