After four uploads from the same place, I am ready to move on. The common theme between today's photo and the four previous ones is the bird's eye view of an urban area. However, today we are literally half way around the world, looking over to Diamond Head and Waikiki in Honolulu, HI.
Of the hundreds of places in Honolulu offering panoramic views of the city and sea, the wayside lookout in Puu Ualakaa State Park is considered among the best. From a height of 1,048 feet, the views of Diamond Head, Waikiki, and downtown Honolulu are majestic. In Hawaiian language, the name of the state park refers to a crop that was once grown here. "Pu'u Ualaka'a'' literally means "rolling sweet potato hill.'' In early times, planters would use gravity to help bring in the harvest, allowing the tubers they dug up to roll down the slopes to packers below.
From the park, we are looking toward Diamond Head, which is a volcanic tuff cone. Its name was given by British sailors in the 19th century, who mistook calcite crystals embedded in the rock for diamonds.
Puu Ualakaa State Park can be reached through the twist and turns of Round Top Drive which turns into Tantalus Drive. I have uploaded a WS photo that shows these twists and turns.
Puu Ualakaa Devlet Parkı’ndan Diamond Head
Aynı yerden dört yüklenimden sonra hareket etmeye hazırım. Bugünün fotoğrafı ile önceki dört arasında ortak bir tema, bir kentsel alanın kuşbakışı görünümü oduklarıdır. Ancak, bugün biz tam anlamıyla dünyanın öbür yarısında Honolulu, HI’de Diamond Head’e (Elmas Kafa’ya) ve Waikiki’ye bakıyoruz.
Honolulu’da panoramik kent ve deniz manzarası sunan yüzlerce yerden, Puu Ualakaa Devlet Parkı yolyanı gözetleme yeri en iyiler arasında kabul edilir. 1,048 ayak yükseklikten, Diamond Head, Waikiki, ve Honolulu kent manzaraları heybetlidir. Hawaii dilinde, devlet parkının adı bir zamanlar burada yetişen bir üründen gelir. "Pu'u Ualaka'a'' tam anlamıyla “tepeden yuvarlanan tatlı patates'' demektir. Eski zamanlarda, yetiştiriciler yamaçlardan kazıp çıkardıkları yumruları aşağıda paketlemek üzere yuvarlayarak hasat getirmek için yerçekimini kullanırlardı.
Biz parktan bir volkanik tüf konisi olan Diamond Head’e doğru bakıyoruz. Bu ad 19. yüzyılda kayanın içine gömülü kalsit kristalleri elmas zanneden İngiliz denizciler tarafından verildi.
Puu Ualakaa Devlet Parkı Tantalos Geziyolu’na dönüşen Round Top (Yuvarlak Tepe) Geziyolu’nun büküm ve dönemeçleri aracılığıyla ulaşılabilir. Ben bu büküm ve dönemeçleri gösteren bir atölye fotoğrafı yükledim.
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pajaran (52648) 2013-12-06 23:08
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na grad i stari vulkan ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa panorama.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan grad sa modernom arhitekturom i planinu starog vulkana.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the city and the old volcano ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful panorama.
Good work, beautiful city is shown with modern architecture and the mountain of the old volcano.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
kato (11630) 2013-12-06 23:09
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see Diamond Head with the unique shape and volcano, and Waikiki in Honolulu which high buildings are standing. The city looks like to harmonize well with the surrounding rich greenery.
jhm (140110) 2013-12-07 1:33
Again a wonderful panoramic view about these area
Depth and perspective are perfect taken.
Your light management and the colours makes these picture attractive
Excellent composition, colours and sharpness be superb
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
dta (67366) 2013-12-07 2:09
Hello Murat ,
From the lush vegetation in the FG , to the volcanic mountain in the BG , passing by the big city and its high rises , the view is really interesting .
mirosu (14564) 2013-12-07 5:12
Excellent city view, superb panorama photo. You have placed the city buildings in excellent way between the green trees and the brown hills in BG. The light is very good and the deepness perfect. Well done.
Wish you a vey nice weekend.
ikeharel (58275) 2013-12-07 8:24
A marvelous panorama of the town in the other side of the globe.
The mountain on far is an impressive land formation in sight, its shape "frame" nicely the valley where the city lie afoot.
Probably more scrapers "grew" since 2007.
Nice clear view and DOF collected.
Have a nice weekend,
danos (87551) 2013-12-07 8:43
nice the panoramic view of the place with the shape of the backdrop hill to dominating the place.The high blocks of flats spread around the ground making the scene even more effective.
ourania (32169) 2013-12-07 14:10
a very interesting and lovely picture. I like very much how you placed the title subject in the background, it stands out and is immediately attractive but you also offer us a great opportunity to enjoy the trip to the Diamond Head. There's so much to observe and linger on, so many delightful distractions. Depth and clarity are superb, the light and the colours are very pleasant and strikingly natural. Your note increases our knowledge of this place and hence our fascination. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
ChrisJ (99364) 2013-12-07 14:40
Our paths have crossed again. I was here in 2008. Love the high pov clearly showing the outline of the eroded Diamond head volcanic cone. Interesting to see the high rise buildings away from Waikiki Beach, as you cannot see them from there because of DH. Well composed with excellent sharpness. Tfs!
Miguel82 (24319) 2013-12-08 4:46
Dear Murat, this is a good view of Hawaii, a the crater of a volcano is clearly visible in the bg, many houses on the slopes and high towers of the city, a brillant picture with good hues and high definition, deep field of vision, all the best, enjoy your sunday
jcpix (13688) 2013-12-08 6:45
This might just be the first time I've ever seen the entirety of Diamond Head featured in a photo, I'm really enjoying this original perspective. As you know, we generally only get the high point (peak) featured as it's the background along a traditional beach shot. This offers up a whole new world to it's size, scale and placement to the city. I may be but one person to have never seen this viewpoint, but congratulations for presenting something original!
resat1972 (7362) 2013-12-08 9:35
Murat Bey merhaba
bu seriyide ilgiyle takip edeceğim.
arkadaki tepe gerçekten çok ilginç
eldancer1 (28557) 2013-12-09 7:43
Maybe someday I will make it to Hawaii. Great panoramic view of the world famous island with nice details. Very well done, tfs.
adores (37679) 2013-12-19 13:11
We don't see many photos of this city here! Great pov! It seems to be a beautiful city with much vegetation and it has probably changed a bit since 2007.
jmdias (56219) 2013-12-20 15:35
excellent view of this famous mountain with the urban shapes mixed in the foreground. I liked the quality of this image. TFS.
omid266 (5336) 2014-02-27 21:40
** Salam , Hi Murat ,
very excellent image from this landscape in Honolulu,
well done friend,
Thank you for sharing,
pierrefonds (57563) 2014-04-17 17:04
The distance to the volcano is giving depth to the composition. I like thway you divided the scene, the sky, Diamond Head and the city. The point of view is shoing the details and the colors of Daimond Head. Have a nice day.
mkamionka (30694) 2014-05-23 12:28
this a really amazing view with a quite modern city located at the foothills of the huge crater. The crater size becomes apparent thanks to the skyscrapers which make great scale markers. Very nice light too with good contrast and 3D feeling.
Have a great weekend,
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14137)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-27
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: KODAK P880, JPEG Normal
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-06 20:41