Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, is a large canyon, approximately ten miles (16 km) long and up to 3,000 feet (900 m) deep, located on the western side of Kauaʻi in the Hawaiian Islands of the United States. Waimea is Hawaiian for "reddish water", a reference to the erosion of the canyon's red soil. The canyon was formed by a deep incision of the Waimea River arising from the extreme rainfall on the island's central peak, Mount Waiʻaleʻale, among the wettest places on earth. (Source: Wiki)
I shot these images of the canyon while on a doors off helicopter tour with Jack Harter Helicopters. I used my Nikon D810 camera with a 20mm prime lens. A friend had already told me that in order to avoid getting the wings of the helicopter on the pictures, it was best to set the camera on continuous mode and shoot continuously! In the 60-65 minutes tour of the island of Kauai, I shot about a thousand images (thanks to the continuous mode which made shooting almost automatic!), while still enjoying being in the air amid the most beautiful landscapes in the world! I set the camera to shutter priority with a speed of about 2000th of a second. I used a polarizing filter to avoid glares.
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