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Old Mar 1, 2006, 9:09 PM   #1
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This is part of an abandon dam. The outer diameter of the circle is about 4 feet.




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Old Mar 2, 2006, 12:42 AM   #2
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Holy smokes, That's not a circle we'll find in Hawaii probably not unless the next ice age comes around sooner than I think.

That's hot shot of a cold circle.

Aloha and thanks for sharing.
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Old Mar 2, 2006, 9:53 AM   #3
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Love the ferns growing inside the circle, adds a cool perspective to the photo....they are certainly hardy plants.
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Old Mar 2, 2006, 3:55 PM   #4
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Rugged, cold, icy, colorful. All elements of a great shot. You ask what cold, ice, and rugged conditions have to do with photography. Well, in my opinion, the harder you have to work for a shot or the more hardships you have to endure, the better chance that you're going to make it a good shot on the first try. After all, who wants to stay out there and keep trying until it's right? :G

Hey Selvin, I know you sometimes get some snow up on top of the volcanic peaks in the islands. Do you have any this year and if so, were you brave enough to go see it?

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Old Mar 5, 2006, 9:08 AM   #5
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I usually visit the top of the dam. It was a bit of a hike to get to this spot, so I did take multiple exposures and focal lengths to get it right, too much of an effort getting there to blow it.

I imagine that most of the ice Hawaii comes in cube form, which sounds just about perfect.

I wonder what else besides ferns live in that valve during warmer seasons.
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I wonder what else besides ferns live in that valve during warmer seasons.
I think Pennywise the Clown comes out of there every 30 years or so....:shock:
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Old Mar 5, 2006, 8:23 PM   #7
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Yep,

Most of our ice comes in cubed form. Although as Cal pointed out we get a fair bit of the frozen stuff on top of our highest mountain, Mauna Kea 9The white mountain.)

The shot below shows one happens after a winter storm:




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What is the elevation of Mauna Kea that it gets a little winter snow?
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It's listed at 13,796 feet (4205 meters).

They have a Ski club that gets to go up there occasionally when snow falls. Because of the many observatories up there traffic is tightly controlled. The area is a National park and only 4-wheel drives are allowed and they are closely supervised.

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 12:46 AM   #10
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Very nice picture, philby. I love the color saturation and composition. What camera did you use to take this shot? Thanks.
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