Photo of the Week- "Kalalau"

November 20, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

KalalauKalalauLocation- View of Kalalau Valley, Kauai

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The Kalalau Valley is one of the most scenic places on earth, and I've been fortunate enough to see and photography many scenic places.  We drive up from sea level to over 4,000 feet to the end of the road through Koke'e State Park to see this view at sunset.  The temperature at sea level was about 84° Fahrenheit but by the time we had climbed 4,000 feet, it was only 60° Fahrenheit.  The light was constantly changing as the clouds rolled off the nearby Ridges.  Kauai's Mt. Waialeale is the second most rainy location in world, receiving over 460 inches of rainfall per year but much of the mountainous area of Kauai receives similar rain totals. Standing here watching the light change was nothing short of spectacular as I gazed down to the ocean 4,000 feet below.  It felt as if I was in some movie with CGI effects rather than a real landscape, but it was real and unlike anything I could have imagined.


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