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Stairway to Heaven

Haiku Trail on Oahu, HI. This is a very fun and challenging hike in the mountains of Oahu, Hawaii. It is constantly raining and socked in with cloud cover, so this shot was rather challenging to obtain. Thanks for your thoughts and critiques.


Joan Niqui Roman , April 19, 2008; 05:57 P.M.

Nice Stairs


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Mathew Cook , April 19, 2008; 07:11 P.M.

Thanks very much Joan.

Mark Evans , April 19, 2008; 08:04 P.M.

hi mathew i love this shot. the mist gives a real sense of altitude and the curvature of the steps really leads the eye into the white oblivion. a lousy day for pictures, but a superb result. love it

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Mathew Cook , April 19, 2008; 11:04 P.M.

Thanks Mark!

Tomaso Nigris , April 20, 2008; 08:21 A.M.

beatifull effect and very nice compo

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Mikhail Shlemov , April 20, 2008; 06:40 P.M.

Well don! 7/7

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Oscar Vall Gallen , April 22, 2008; 03:36 A.M.


Congrats for this great picture !!

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Tony Hadley , September 16, 2008; 12:00 A.M.

Super shot

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Gareth Maybury , July 09, 2009; 06:29 P.M.


...absolutely stunning!!!!

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Dan Bliss , July 23, 2009; 03:54 P.M.

It is a wonderful moment and location that is beautifully captured. Nicely done. Dan

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Clive M Fox , July 23, 2009; 07:24 P.M.

The cloud that came to lunch

Mathew, Great shot and wonderfully muted tones, reminds me of our holiday in Venezuela at the restaurant Granja Natalia which is around 5,000ft above sea level near Caracus with views overlooking the Caribean. Within minutes the clouds completely enveloped the place even coming inside through the open windows. Thanks for the memory - Clive

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Jaap Voets , July 24, 2009; 02:25 A.M.

amazing one ! looks kind of scary such a small ridge

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Madeleine Guenette , April 02, 2010; 03:11 P.M.


This is a terrific photo. Congratulations. Mado

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Alana LaViale , October 26, 2010; 06:01 P.M.

I really like how the mist/clouds cover the end of the trail, allowing it to fade off into the distance. Really adds that mystery! Beautiful shot. 

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Christal Steele , April 17, 2013; 08:54 P.M.


It's amazing how fast the clouds can come in in Hawaii. This is really extraordinary. I'm putting it in my favorites.....I'd love to go on this hike next time we're in Hawaii.

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