Pu'u Ali'i, South Point Cliff Dive, Ka Lae, Big Island, Hawaii, USA, MyRTW, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, five

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

22 Jan 2012.

South from the wind farm, we drove slowly on the dirt road, keeping to the flattest parts. We parked at a distance from the cliff, safely back from a steep drop into the churning ocean waters.

Ka Lae is not only the southernmost point of the Big Island, but also the southernmost point for the state of Hawaii and the southernmost point of the United States. Archaeological efforts to understand Hawaiian history have revealed the existence of human settlement, (fishing) activity, and a burial site dated to about 1000 AD/CE at the earliest within a sand dune called Pu’u Ali’i (“royal hill”). There are big challenges for both fragile landscape and indigenous requirements in the area.

I made the image above on 22 Jan 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and the following settings: 1/500-sec, f/4.5, ISO100, and 33mm focal length (53mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lBU.

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