Description

Palm trees bend in the strong winds of a sunny blustery day at Lapakahi State Historical Park near Kawaihae on the Big Island of Hawaii, an archaeological site of a traditional Hawaiian fishing community.

This is an image of starkness and beauty, where a sky blue ocean laps the shore of a bleached white coral beach. From the dead corals rise clusters of palm trees, bending from the strong winds and providing a bit of greenery to an otherwise barren landscape,

Two palm trees dominate the image, reaching up into the brilliant blue sky and bending seaward in the stiff breeze. A man-made trail snakes its way past the trees, winding through a dark lava field, skirting additional palm clusters that dot the landscape, and finally disappears into white billowing clouds on the distant bright blue horizon.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens: 18-200 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length: 20mm
Aperture: f22
Shutter Speed: 1/40s
ISO: 100
Date: 2009-07-19
Time: 13:55:36

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