Kohala Ranch Sunset

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    Here along the high road to Hawi on the Big Island's Kohala Mountains, the pu'us create beautiful, hilly meadows for cattle and horses to graze on.

    The hills are alive...

    Taken at about 3500 feet (1000 m) elevation, the ocean and clouds below provide a surreal backdrop.

    Even though this is a peaceful scene, I must admit I was on pins and needles since I had hopped a barbed wire fence and ventured out quite a ways from the road. I was hoping I wouldn't be shot for trespassin'!

    About 20 minutes after this was taken, three women on horseback were making the final rounds of the fields for the day. It was much darker at that time so they didn't see me... They came from the pass between the hills you see in the middle. Even though they were far away and they were talking in a normal tone, it was so quiet, I could hear their conversation quite easily. It was a perfect night! ...and what a job to have, eh? ...riding on a horse through this scene!

    .I Travel East., Damiano Giuliano, and 84 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Stiubhart Cearr - LRPS, AFIAP, BPE*1 55 months ago | reply

      Fabulous image, the colours are brilliant

    2. proggirl 55 months ago | reply

      Posted it on Facebook! :-)))
      Do you have an account there,btw?

    3. Sylver... 55 months ago | reply

      gorgeous scene, rex!! and the colours... wow!!!... perfectly captured!! (and yes i am still alive.. yay!!.. haha)

    4. anniedaisybaby 55 months ago | reply

      I'm in awe of how you're able to shoot these night scenes and maintain all this glorious colour, Rex. That sky is beyond beautiful. Sublime is more like it. In large this just blows me away.

      Besides capturing a magical night scene here, you also had the added thrill of remaining undetected in the dark and to hear what women actually talk about as they ride their horsies into the sunset. LOL Hmmmmmmm...did you learn anything interesting? LOL

    5. david.bank (www.david-bank.com) 55 months ago | reply

      Hey, fantastic colours and crop my friend. I really like it. Well done. Good to see something new from you.
      I am in the US for 2 weeks, visiting New York, Chicago and San Francisco. I lived in Chicago for 5 month in 1998 but have not been back since.

    6. Nora Carol 55 months ago | reply

      amazing sky Rex, awesome compo! Thanks for all your nice comment in my pictures

    7. ajschroetlin 55 months ago | reply

      This is gorgeous. Well composed with nice tones.

      You do good work....like we can really call it work! ;)

    8. david.richter 55 months ago | reply

      Man, this looks tropical and alpine in the sense of having horsies, as you put it, and cows grazing in beautiful green meadows. Amazing light Rex! Wonderful work!

    9. Melina DG 55 months ago | reply

      Beautifull colors!!!

    10. Moments In Time Fotographer 54 months ago | reply

      Beautiful colours, have you thought about doing this scene as an HDR and getting a little more light on the landscape? Beautiful as it is tho'. Lovely.

    11. Foto Nomad 54 months ago | reply

      man just look at that sky. yes - I'm jealous much.

    12. hersley 54 months ago | reply

      This one goes to my :+fav:
      Very beautiful Rex. :)

    13. musicman67 52 months ago | reply

      WINNER
      Your fantastic color picture is my winner!
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    14. Renata BC - away 52 months ago | reply

      Wow! What a stunning image, Rex! Gorgeous sky!!! :)

    15. josefrancisco.salgado 51 months ago | reply

      One of the best sunset shots I have ever seen!

    16. sam_samantha 51 months ago | reply

      Rex!!! wow! these images look so much nicer than flickr:) btw, I'm using Firefox and it's working fine as far as your logo and colors are concern.

      congratulations again my friend for your growth and creativity!

      Seen on Fluidr

    17. _Novecento_ 43 months ago | reply

      really nice shot

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    18. josefrancisco.salgado 41 months ago | reply

      Incredible, Rex! What a beauty!

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