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The Shape of the Earth
Photograph by Adriel Heisey

Whetted by waterfalls and swift-flowing streams, the knife-edge cliffs and valleys of the Na Pali Coast can overwhelm even a veteran of spectacular vistas. Adriel Heisey has lived for years among the monumental buttes and pinnacles of the Arizona desert, but as he flew along Kaua'i's northwest shore, the photographer recalls, "it seemed impossible that any landscape could be so utterly vertical."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Pentax 645NII
Film Type: Ektachrome E100VS 220 film, push-processed one stop
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/6.7
Weather Conditions: Broken clouds with rain showers
Time of Day: Evening
Lighting Techniques: Natural light
Special Comments: I rode up in a helicopter and attached my camera to a gyro stabilizer.

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