Alaka'i Swamp Stairs - CC

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  1. Demers18

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    I just got back from an amazing vacation in Kauai, Hawaii and have my first set ready for CC.

    These were taken on the Pihea Trail on the way down to the Alaka'i Swamp in Koke'e State Park. Must say it was quite the hike in there but it was fun.

    I found these stairs quite interesting and decided to create a set.

    CC very much welcome.

    #1

    [​IMG][/URL] _MG_1988-Stairs by lee.demers, on Flickr[/IMG]

    #2

    [​IMG][/URL] _MG_1974-Stairs by lee.demers, on Flickr[/IMG]

    #3

    [​IMG][/URL] _MG_1996-Stairs-BW by lee.demers, on Flickr[/IMG]

    #4

    [​IMG][/URL] _MG_1999-Stairs-BW by lee.demers, on Flickr[/IMG]

    #5

    [​IMG][/URL] _MG_1977-Stairs-BW by lee.demers, on Flickr[/IMG]


     
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    Bump ;)

    Would like any feedback, good or bad
     
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    I'm too tired to give a detailed crit, but I like #3 the most, then #2.

    I'd like to see #3 in color. I like the color in these more than the B&W.
     
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    You ask and you shall receive lol.

    I went with the BW on these as I found the color versions backgrounds to be more distracting. Especially the plant by the first step on the right hand side.

    [​IMG][/URL] _MG_1996-Stairs by lee.demers, on Flickr[/IMG]
     
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    I like #1 and #2 best. Is the Alaka'i Swamp worth seeing or is it more about the trail itself?
     
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    #1 was my favorite, I like the composition
     
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    Thanks.

    As for the hike, it really depends what you want to do. The trail itself is pretty demanding in some spots, especially with the weather that day and well, it is considered one of the wettest places on earth, so probably more often than not.

    I think its definitely worth it, the views you get from the ridge are spectacular but the swamp itself, is well, a swamp. It is a fun hike though and if you're into bird watching there are a few species that live only in Kauai and you will pretty much only find in that area.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Yes i like #1, #2 and the last (color of #3) very much ...I think when too much of things filling image, B&W is not a good option... except on some rare instances

    Regards :D
     
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    Over all a nice set. I don't really like the B&W's as the wood steps vs the swamp is all about color contrasts. Pic's 1 & the last color picture are my favorites. Haven't been back to Hawaii in 30 years. Doesn't look like we'll ever get back in this life time.
     
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    Thanks Frequency.

    I'll keep that in mind for the BW
     
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    Thanks Joel!

    This is our second time in 3 years. We fell in love with the place and planned this trip a year and a half in advance to save up. I hope you get the chance again one day as it truly is paradise.
     

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