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Tavala Arches in Niue
Polynesia

View of the Tavala Arches in Niue. Make sure you look UP to see the arch we are sitting under! We're looking out at the more picturesque arch across the water.  This photo was made of 24 exposures (3 exposure bracketings for 8 different positions - including the up and down shot).  I used Photomatix Pro to do an HDR Tone Mapping to combine the exposures.  I always seem to get my foot caught in the down shot.

Copyright: Frank Taylor
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Taken: 28/08/2010
Загружена: 11/09/2010
Обновлено: 30/06/2014
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Tags: tahina; tavala; arch; niue; natural
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