Olowalu Creek

JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grinsMauiPosts: 590Registered Users Major grins

Here's another shot from the Olowalu area. The stream in the bottom of the gulch runs from just below Pu'u Kukui (means candlenut hill), the highest peak of the West Maui Mountains. This mountain used to be one giant volcano, towering over 13,000ft above the sea. Time and weather, combined with a sinking island, have whittled the giant down to just under 6,000ft. This western portion of the island is protected forest reserve, with limited access. Some areas, including the tallest waterfall on Maui, are accessible only by air, and even at that, there is no landing point.

Today's image is a merge of 4 pano images stacked vertically. The original images were shot in a 16:9 format, same as you'd find in widescreen video.

Mahalo for viewing, enjoy!

Comments

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,936Registered Users Major grins

    Very nice JBR!~

  • TMcEwenTMcEwen Big grins Posts: 107Registered Users Major grins

    Very cool

    - Thomas McEwen - (Nashville, TN)
    http://www.tmcewenphotography.com/
  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Posts: 234Registered Users Major grins

    Very nice composition. I like the effect and positioning...you lead the view right through the image to the horizon. Well done.

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 590Registered Users Major grins

    @El Gato said:
    Very nice composition. I like the effect and positioning...you lead the view right through the image to the horizon. Well done.

    Mahalo! This one was a bit tricky, as the low-battery alarm sounded just as the scene came into view. So, it was a matter of calculating available battery power, time, photo sequence, etc. Can be a bit nerve wracking!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,132Registered Users Major grins

    Another winner for you, JonaBeth. I really enjoy the unique perspectives of Hawaii that you're providing. Drone photography certainly adds a dramatic dimension to our craft. During a recent visit to a Walmart ( something I minimize as much as possible ) I was completely surprised to see a formidable selection of drone related products and accessories.

    Keep up the good work,

    Tom

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • EiaEia Major grins Posts: 3,580Registered Users Major grins

    Awesome! Quite a grand scene. Are those purple bushes on the front hill? Gives just enough color!

  • JonaBeth RussellJonaBeth Russell Major grins MauiPosts: 590Registered Users Major grins

    @Eia said:
    Awesome! Quite a grand scene. Are those purple bushes on the front hill? Gives just enough color!

    Mahalo! The bushes are actually keawe (kay-ah-vay) trees, very thorny and brambly! I was flying the drone around 250-300' above ground level, so they look like nice little purple bushes.

    @black mamba said:
    Another winner for you, JonaBeth. I really enjoy the unique perspectives of Hawaii that you're providing. Drone photography certainly adds a dramatic dimension to our craft. During a recent visit to a Walmart ( something I minimize as much as possible ) I was completely surprised to see a formidable selection of drone related products and accessories.

    Keep up the good work,

    Tom

    I'm grateful for these words, Tom, and thank you for seeing the world how I view it in my eyes. The UAV industry is definitely here to stay. On the island, there's a Target store, and they carry DJI and Parrot drones. I'm always surprised myself at how common they're becoming.

  • jkcothronjkcothron Gainesville, GAPosts: 56Registered Users Big grins
    Great looking image!

    John Cothron
    Galleries: Smugmug|500px|Flickr

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