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Taken 3-Oct-16
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Koke'e Night Sky and Paper Bark Tree

I'm always looking for lone trees. I just love to photograph 'em. To me, they are symbols of strength, perseverance, community, shelter and much much more.
I drove up to koke'e early one evening on the night following a newl moon, looking for a tree that i could include in a shot of the milky way. I had been up the night prior, and photographed a big, fluffy mango tree, but wasn't totally satisfied with the results. I actually felt like I left something up on the mountain. So I decided to go up again and give it another try. I'm glad I did I am really pleased with this shot. I really like the dynamism of this picture. I also like how the paper bark tree encourages you to leave it and explore the image in it's totality. I wanted something that would show the earth and universe on the same plane. And I think this image conveys that feeling. After taking several shots, I called it a night and slept under this sky at my campsite in Koke'e. Waimea Canyon and Koke'e are truly special places on this very special island.
Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii

*12"x18" Metal Print SOLD OUT
*16"x24" Metal Print SOLD OUT
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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Subcategory:Night Sky
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Keywords:Kauai Photography, hawaii, kauai, koke'e, milky way, night photography, night sky, paper bark tree, stars, tree, waimea, west side

Kauai Night Sky