Iao Needle

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  1. Kyle Jones

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    Iao Needle State Monument is an iconic location on the Western side of Maui. It is also one of the wettest places on Earth which can make it challenging to get a good view.

    I made my way there at sunset and was rewarded with some pretty nice conditions. The portrait composition is what really caught my eye, but I'll show a landscape as well.

    As always, any thoughts are welcome.

    2832 Iao Needle Portrait_850.jpg

    2837 Iao Needle Landscape_850.jpg
     
  2. Ben Egbert

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    You are correct, the portrait takes the prize here, this is very nice, I especially like foliage in the front.
     
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    Distinctly lush looking - my favorite kind of scene. For me the portrait orientation is the one that stands out too - the plants down in front and the clouds are a tasty combination.
     
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    Wettest place - sure looks like it. Definitely the portrait version here.
     
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    Both are beautiful, Kyle.
     
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    Super cool Kyle, I guess my knowledge of Hawaii is not that good as I don't recall hearing about this, but it's one super cool subject. Was it easy to get to?

    I like the vertical shot the best.
     
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    I agree the portrait is really nice. The foreground does a lot for it
     
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  8. Kyle Jones

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    Short drive from Kahului and a half mile walk on a paved trail. The only thing that makes it a challenge is that it isn't close to the popular tourist beaches.
     
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    Congrats on the Daily Featured Post Kyle!

    @Kyle Jones
     
  10. Kyle Jones

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    Thanks a lot Jim!
     
  11. Bart Carrig

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    Excellent. Love them both, but same here: the portrait and foreground really does it.

    Bart
     
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    Portrait version for me, too, Kyle. Good job on finding the right composition. (and avoiding all the tourists in the shot)
     
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    Kyle, these are extremely gorgeous images....I mean WOW! And it's so nice to see green when everything here is so brown...thank you!
     
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    Great shots Kyle. I really enjoyed seeing them!!!
     
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    Wow - great images! Maybe because I struggle to shoot in portrait mode, but for me it is a much closer race between the 2 orientations. I really love them both. Super color and comp in both images that's for sure. DFP material for certain!

    ML
     
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    wonderful comp. on the first one.
     
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