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Best of 2005

(January 1st - December 31st, 2005)

George Row

Outside the Apple Store by Night

Pat Rooney

Paperbark Forest

North Shore O'ahu, Hawaii, USA

3pm HST, 11 September 2005

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© 2005 Pat Rooney, All Rights Reserved.

Paperbark eucalyptus trees form forests here and there on the island of O'ahu. Touching them they have the feel of soft cork; you can dent the bark easily, or tear long strips of 'paper' from the trunk or branches. You get a good feel for this moving around and spying the branches in this pano.

I stopped while hiking Pupukea summit trail in September 2005 to capture this fun set of branches along the trail. The treetops all swoop in one direction because of the extreme winds on this ridge about two miles from the ocean. The trees on the other side of the trail are strawberry guavas.

I had to take several duplicate pictures to make up for the swaying of the branches in the 25-50 mph gusts that also played with my tripod, but it's still my favorite panorama of the year.
See more of my panos here.

Pacific Ocean / USA-Hawaii

Lat: 21° 37' 34.79" N
Long: 158° 60' 20.4" W

Elevation: 400 meters, 1300 feet

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Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

Digital Rebel with Canon 10-22 mm.

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