© Stanley J. Contrades


Sherrye Nozaki 10/6/2004 1:57:32 AM

Aloha Stan. Awesome, beautiful, and wonderful. Thanks for your inspiration!

Your friend on the "Big Island",
Sherrye #175880

Charlene Bayerle 10/6/2004 3:01:02 AM

WOW!!!! Fabulous Stan!!!! #825336

Kathleen Clemons 10/6/2004 3:07:24 AM

Excellent, Stan! #825345

Gianna Stadelmyer 10/6/2004 3:41:42 AM

I love these pano shots, Stan! I can almost believe I am in this tropical paradise when I look at this close-up! Ah... the warm breeze and sunshine:-) #825402

Cathy Gregor 10/6/2004 3:49:14 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan!
-cathy #825427

Colette M. Metcalf 10/6/2004 3:55:51 AM

Beautiful!!! #825448

Allan L. Whitehead 10/6/2004 4:02:09 AM

MAGNIFICENT, as always, Stanley, and a great tribute to another fantastic BPer. I'm almost speechless with your work (as usual). Very well done, my very dear friend - your dear friend, Allan #825462

Diane Addonizio 10/6/2004 5:34:03 AM

Outstanding!! #825759

Karma Wilson 10/6/2004 5:35:42 AM

You do some of the best scenics on this site! Great job!

Karma #825766

S J 10/6/2004 5:35:55 AM

Terrific image, Stan! Love the wide presentation! Very well done! #825767

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/6/2004 5:54:12 AM

Magnificent image,Stan, outstanding in every way!!!

-Debby #825822

Patricia Marroquin 10/6/2004 8:29:44 AM

Gorgeous panorama, Stan! Such rich color and so sharp. Well done! :-) #826282

Murry Grigsby 10/6/2004 8:44:08 AM

Beautiful valley and image Stan! Thanks for sharing with us mainland non-visitors :0) Super pano stitch, colors and farmland patchwork!! #826317

Wendy M. Amdahl 10/6/2004 8:54:56 AM

This is absolutely awesome Stan! You can see for miles and miles! Love the patchwork of green and brown fields. What a wonderful view you have! Aloha! #826347

Stephen Zacker 10/6/2004 9:19:36 AM

Wow.. very well done, and very inspiring! #826410

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 10/6/2004 10:14:34 AM

Wonderful place and excellent work, Stan.
Everybody from Betterphoto wants to visit Hawai soon;-))
Best wishes
Linnea #826498

Robin L. Wehrman 10/6/2004 10:59:14 AM

WOW!! Magnificent image Stan! Very beautiful You sure have a wonderful view!!! #826549

Carol Brill 10/6/2004 12:38:40 PM

What a sensational panoramic spread, Stan, those lush tropical greens just can't be duplicated anywhere, and you captured the patterns, shapes, light, and shadows here with such clarity and precision!! #826680

Karen Engelbreth 10/6/2004 12:53:07 PM

Fantastic image, Stan! #826729

Stanley J. Contrades 10/6/2004 2:18:09 PM

Mahalo Sherrye; Thank You!, Charlene, Kathleen, Jan, Cathy, Colette, Allan, Diane, Karma, Sanjay, Deobrah, Patricia, Murry, Wendy, Stephen, Linnea, Robin, Carol, and Karen for your humbling responses which I truly do appreciate always! This is a shot that I have been trying to capture for a couple of years. I am happy that I am able to share the lush beauty of these islands with you and we have a saying here in Hawaiian: E komo mai! Come, visit, stay a while!
Many thanks to all of you once again!
Stan #826873

Phil Sauvey 10/6/2004 4:23:28 PM


Just awesome! I love how the the light shows through on the right and the shadow of the clouds are present on the landscape. I also really like that palm style tree in the foreground and the depth that the photograph gets from the forground tree life. Also you captured some wonderful colors. Paradise for sure! Your friend, Phil #826998

William C. Raco 10/6/2004 4:36:36 PM

This is outstanding, Stan.
Gorgeous scenery, color, detail and composition.
Beautifully edited, as well.

bill #827026

Dan Holm 10/6/2004 4:53:18 PM

Absolutely gorgeous, Stan! The rich colors, detail and scopr you've captured are outstanding!! #827061

Terry R. Hatfield 10/6/2004 5:08:37 PM

Beautiful Stan The Greenery Looks So Good! It Surley Looks Like a Winning Image Good Luck With It Stan!! #827089

Stanley J. Contrades 10/6/2004 5:15:23 PM

Thanks bunches, Phil, bill, Dan and Terry. My only concern is the fronds in the foreground but there was no way I could move them, and I certainly wasn't going to try to clone them out. It was comical as it was to see the visitors when they heard the D60 fire in rapid succession. It was packed nearly shoulder to shoulded and cars waiting in line to get to the lookout and I didn't want to bring out the tripod :-).
Thanks again, guys, I appreciate your support as always.
Stan #827102

Patty Razonable 10/6/2004 5:37:31 PM

Totally superb! The lush greenery of the "Garden Island". #827142

Stanley J. Contrades 10/6/2004 11:52:43 PM

Thank You!, Patty! It was quite a scene up at the lookout with everyone trying to park or take photos and should have taken a shot of it :-)! That side of the island is a great place for that 'green' in your shots.
Thanks again!
Much Aloha,
Stan #827460

Mary K. Robison 10/7/2004 12:08:49 AM

Stan, the effort you made (both at the lookout point, and in the darkroom stitching that gorgeous, eye-popping scene together)shows incredible patience and perseverance... I hope it pays off big-time for you next month!!

Kudos also to Warren Ishii for whatever part he played in this image "coming to life"!! #827467

Stanley J. Contrades 10/7/2004 12:12:28 AM

Many thanks for your continued support and well wishes, Mary, and know that it is always appreciated! I found Warren's site before I found BetterPhoto and was always intrigued by his images. He was instrumental in prodding me into participating in BP and another site and we still keep in touch today. Thanks again!
Much Aloha,
Stan #827471

Pu Chen 10/7/2004 11:15:05 AM

What a wonderful view and great panoramic! Love those taro patches. I'm glad to be able to see this beautiful scene without seeing the packing visitors:) Thanks for your effort! #828535

Stanley J. Contrades 10/8/2004 12:54:06 AM

Thank you very much, Pu, and thank you for stopping to comment by which I appreciate! Have a great weekend!
Stan #829215

Eric Schneider 10/8/2004 4:13:59 AM

Love this place and this shot. Great work with PS. You have to jump over the rail to get away from all the tourist and then you end up blocking their view.... Whats a photographer to do..??? #829446

Stanley J. Contrades 10/8/2004 11:43:27 AM

Mahalo nui!, Eric! I know what you mean as I was getting some 'weird' looks myself and that's the reason I didn't bring out the tripod as I really would have gotten those 'looks'! Then, too, if you are so intent on getting what you want and are over the rail you're liable to roll down the hill :-(, not a good thing! Thanks again!
Stan #830396

Cathy Barrows 10/9/2004 1:47:34 PM

Hawaii gives green a whole new dimension...great pano #832298

Stanley J. Contrades 10/12/2004 2:13:34 PM

Thank you, Cathy, and you know how much I appreciate your kind comments that you have given me over the past year! Many thanks!
Much Aloha,
Stan #837953

Wally Orlowsky 11/15/2004 5:00:26 PM

Congratulations on this finalist, Stan! #911929

Terry R. Hatfield 11/15/2004 6:51:58 PM

Congratulations On Your Finalist Stan, It Made It This Far Good Luck Stan:-) #913482

Diane Addonizio 11/15/2004 7:41:29 PM

Congratulations !! #914059

Stanley J. Contrades 11/15/2004 9:07:53 PM

Thank You! so very much, Wally, Terry and DIANE for being so graciious! This image is something I have tried numerous times to get right and have to thank Warren Ishii for being my inspiration!!
Thank you once again!
Much Aloha,
Stan #914650

Dan Holm 11/15/2004 9:09:09 PM

WooHoo!!! Congratulations yet again, Stan!!! An awesome image that I'm sure will do well in the next round! #914657

Stanley J. Contrades 11/15/2004 9:14:44 PM

Hi, Dan, and CONGRATULATIONS to you as well on your fine entries and wins! Good luck and thanks for the well wishes!
Much Aloha,
Stan #914679

Jim Kinnunen 11/15/2004 9:37:58 PM

Congrats, Stan! Beautiful look at a truly beautiful land!!! #914775

Carol Brill 11/15/2004 10:11:06 PM

I'm really enjoying my second visit to this lovely image, Stan, congratulations and best of luck to you in the next round! #914885

Wendy M. Amdahl 11/15/2004 10:44:41 PM

Congrats on another finalist Stan! #914952

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 11/16/2004 4:35:33 AM

Excellent shot Stan!
Congrats on your finalist!

Best wishes Linnea #915645

Cathy Gregor 11/16/2004 4:42:20 AM

Congrats once again, Stan!
-cathy #915693

Cathy Barrows 11/16/2004 6:48:59 AM

Congrats!...beautiful pano #916538

Murry Grigsby 11/16/2004 7:51:56 AM

Congrats Stan!! #916866

Pu Chen 11/16/2004 9:43:23 AM

Glad to see this again, Congratulations, Stan! #917240

Stanley J. Contrades 11/16/2004 1:38:57 PM

Jim, Carol, Wendy, Linnea, Cathy G., Cathy B., Murry, and Pu, thank you so much for your well wishes and encouragement. I am grateful for your stopping by with your kind responses!!
Best wishes to all of you in the next level!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #917888

Patricia A. Kuniega 11/16/2004 2:18:33 PM

Oh my goodness Stan! I missed this one! It is spectacular in every way! The view leaves me breathless, as I'm sure it did you! Congratulations on such fine work! #917993

Stanley J. Contrades 11/16/2004 2:26:08 PM

Many thanks, Patricia, for always supporting my efforts and the encouragement you provide with your generous comments, for which I am truly grateful!! And best wishes on your fine finalists as well!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #918010

Phil Sauvey 11/16/2004 2:40:52 PM


As usual, you capture Hawaii well! You have a great eye for photography and your talent is enjoyed by many, especially me! Excellent my friend! #918044

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/16/2004 3:32:12 PM

This is absolutely awesome!! Congrats!! #918258

Stanley J. Contrades 11/16/2004 3:37:16 PM

Many thanks, Phil and Donna for your generosity!!
Stan #918278

Patty Razonable 11/16/2004 5:25:43 PM

Congrats and good luck on this pano!! #918620

Anette Linnea Rasmussen 11/17/2004 12:35:35 AM

Beautiful Stan!
Congrats on your win!

Best wishes Linnea #919303

Evy Johansen 11/17/2004 12:45:57 AM

Congratulations on your win, Stan! Well deserved! #919338

Dan Holm 11/17/2004 1:09:09 AM

Many, many big CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!! A most deserving WIN!! #919381

Mary K. Robison 11/17/2004 1:33:19 AM

All that hard work DID pay off, Stan!!

CONGRATSCONGRATSCONGRATSCONGRATS on your panoramic beauty's big win!!
So very happy for you, my friend!! :D #919418

Kasia Elser 11/17/2004 2:17:48 AM

Congrats on your win!!! #919495

Kathleen N. Nelson 11/17/2004 2:54:39 AM

Congratulations on your much deserved win, Stan. This is an awesome panorama that reveals the true beauty of this location. It must have been difficult piecing those 4 photos together, but you did it seamlessly, and it sure was worth the effort you put into it. #919529

Wally Orlowsky 11/17/2004 3:57:11 AM

Congratulations of this beautiful winner, Stan. #919728

Cathy Gregor 11/17/2004 3:58:05 AM

Way to go Stan! Congratulations on your win!
-cathy #919731

Patricia A. Kuniega 11/17/2004 4:29:28 AM

Congratulations on this fabulous photo Stan! #919844

Claudia Kuhn 11/17/2004 4:38:26 AM

What a beautiful pano Stanley, big congrats on your win! #919875

Diane Addonizio 11/17/2004 5:19:08 AM

Congratulations, Stan! #920021

Donna J. Eaton 11/17/2004 5:22:54 AM

Aloha Stan and a big congratulations on a wonderful win! Wonderful rich colors! I've been one of those mainland visitors in that spot before! ;-) #920036

Judith G. Secco 11/17/2004 5:41:11 AM

What a beautiful panoramic view!! Congratulations, STan, on an incredible image.
Judy #920100

Charlene Bayerle 11/17/2004 5:50:37 AM

So deserved....Congratulations Stan!!!! #920126

Patty Razonable 11/17/2004 6:01:41 AM


ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/17/2004 6:53:14 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, STAN!!! Deserved win, wonderful image, great panorama, I am very HAPPY and PROUD to be among great photographers like you!!! #920351

Nancy Grace Chen 11/17/2004 7:42:17 AM

You did an absolutely fine job on this, Stan!! Beautiful vista, and great job of shooting well despite being crowded-- that can definitely be hard!! A HUGE congrats to you on your winner!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy #920504

S J 11/17/2004 7:46:35 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winning shot, Stan! #920519

Rob Bishop 11/17/2004 9:21:29 AM

Yippeeeeee! Excellent. I'm happy to see this win for you, Stan. I hope there weren't any of your favorites that got lost along the way in the semi-semi's.;)


Terry R. Hatfield 11/17/2004 9:47:02 AM

Congratulations On Your Win Stan:-) #920772

Paula Showen 11/17/2004 9:53:45 AM

Awesome image, Stan!!! Congratulations! #920801

Murry Grigsby 11/17/2004 10:45:53 AM

Congrats on your win Stan!! #920947

Kathleen K. Parker 11/17/2004 10:55:06 AM

What a photo!!! Congratulations on this spectacular photo. Wonderful!
kathleen #920986

Stacey A. Bates 11/17/2004 11:07:24 AM

Congratulations Stan, this is a beauty!! #921024

Wendy M. Amdahl 11/17/2004 11:12:21 AM

Mucho CONGRATULATIONS on this splendid image Stan! It is beautiful and well deserved! Much Aloha to you my friend! :o) #921035

bob cornelison 11/17/2004 11:30:03 AM

Congrats Stan! This is fantastic!
I can see why it was packed with mainlanders...just beautiful!
~:O) #921070

Pu Chen 11/17/2004 11:44:29 AM

Congratulations, Stan! Very well deserved! #921090

Stanley J. Contrades 11/17/2004 12:17:27 PM

I personally want to thank each and everyone of you who continue to support my efforts in bringing Hawai'i to you in whatever way is possible through my photography. You are all most encouraging and I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity shown by your comments! Thank You!, Patty (Hooray! and Congrats on your first post and first win!); Linnea; Evy; Dan (awesome wins!); Mary; Kasia; Kathleen L.(So happy to hear from you, my GG friend!); Wally; Cathy G.; Patricia K.; Claudia; DIANE; Donna (I've never seen it so crowded as that day, and you know how small an area that is for cars and people and everyone anxious to get a shot!!); Judy; Charlene; Patty!; Adilson (you're doing just great!); Nancy; Sanjay; Rob; Terry; Paula; Murry; Kathleen P.; Stacey; Wendy; Hi, Bob!; and Pu! I am extremely proud to be a member among world-class photographers and humbled by your comments!
Mahalo everyone and congratulations to all of you as well!
Much Aloha,
Stan #921189

Allan L. Whitehead 11/17/2004 1:01:05 PM

Stanley, congratulations on this wonderful win, it is very richly deserved, my very dear friend - your dear friend, Allan #921281

Stanley J. Contrades 11/17/2004 1:18:00 PM

Thank you for your continued support and friendship, Allan, for which I am truly grateful and humbled! My best to you as well!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #921327

Kelly Abernathy 11/17/2004 3:45:10 PM

Stan this is so beautiful! Way to go! Congrats on your well deserved win! -K #921759

Nobu Nagase 11/17/2004 3:55:50 PM

This photo makes me feel like I'm right there at this beautiful Hanalei, Kaua'i with you. Very beautiful!!!
Many congratulations on this great win, Stan!!! #921801

Jennifer Rennison 11/17/2004 4:35:30 PM

Truly a beautiful image and great job bringing it together! Congratulations, Stan, on your win! #921914

Stephen Zacker 11/17/2004 6:32:10 PM

Fantastic scenic and lighting. Congratulations Stan! #922210

Stanley J. Contrades 11/17/2004 7:04:54 PM

Kelly, Nobi, Jennifer, and Stephen, your kind and generous comments are very much appreciated!! Thank You!!
Stan #922275

William C. Raco 11/17/2004 7:05:31 PM

Congratulations, Stan
This is spectacular.
Very deserving

bill #922278

Colette M. Metcalf 11/17/2004 8:48:02 PM

Congratulations Stan!!!! #922414

Wong Chek Poh 11/17/2004 9:16:53 PM

Congratulations and Aloha! #922452

Stanley J. Contrades 11/17/2004 9:38:14 PM

Thank You!, bill, Colette and Wong for taking the time out of your busy day to comment!! You are most appreciated!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #922473

Jessica McCollam 11/17/2004 9:59:17 PM

Awesome pano shot!!! Congrats on the win!!!:) #922493

Kathleen R. Struckle 11/17/2004 10:03:22 PM

Congrats on your win Stan!! Awesome image! #922499

Phil Sauvey 11/17/2004 10:40:01 PM


Just super news! So glad to see you took home the gold! Keep up the great work my friend! #922540

Stanley J. Contrades 11/17/2004 10:42:33 PM

Many thanks, Jessica, Kathleen, and Phil for your generous responses and support!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #922544

Jane Summa 11/18/2004 12:35:48 AM

Congratulations, Stan!! Beautiful!!! Well deserved!!! #922623

Patricia Marroquin 11/18/2004 1:21:45 AM

Stan, this is such a spectacular panorama. I'm glad to see it won big. Congratulations to a very nice man! Aloha, Patricia #922664

Robert Goodman 11/18/2004 4:08:15 AM

A big congratulations Stan!!!!! #922896

Debra Booth 11/18/2004 4:14:11 AM

Congratulations, Stan!! Wonderful job!! #922919

Donna W. Neal 11/18/2004 5:40:26 AM

Congratulations Stan on this well deserved win. #923242

Stanley J. Contrades 11/18/2004 9:42:31 AM

My heartfelt thanks to you, Jane, Patricia, Rob, Debra, and Donna for your wonderful comments and encouragement!! Thank you very much!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #923698

Karen Bacon 11/18/2004 10:54:38 AM

Fantastic image Stan,yuor hard work payed off!Congratulations on this well deserved win! #923795

Eric Schneider 11/20/2004 7:39:05 AM

Howzit? Way to go bruddah! You da man Stan! You done win 2 already. Chance um for 3 nex time. Guaranz right?
My wife stay hapai fo 9 munts already, so you know da kine, yeah? She like take all my time and get all salty wen I try take one picture.. I needum mana already!!!
Jus' joke!
Congrats and Melekalikimaka


Stanley J. Contrades 11/20/2004 11:22:53 PM

Thank you, Karen, for being so very kind in your response!
Much Aloha,
Stan #928739

Stanley J. Contrades 11/20/2004 11:36:44 PM

Aloha ahiahi, cuz! Auwe, how cum you wahine stay make la dat wen you take pitcha? As why hard, bruddah! Mo betta you stay in da hale take pitcha still kine stuff!!! I tink you mo betta come oh heah, bring da wahine to da beach, relax, make lomi, den when she moe you go take pitcha!! Eh, congrats on da keiki ... kane o wahine?
Hehe, anybody who reads this is going think we're nuts, eh! Haven't done that in a long time. And Mele Kalikimaka e Hauoli maka hiki hou, Eric!!
Aloha no,

Noel Baebler 6/22/2005 3:53:16 PM

THIS and your site are fantastic, Stan!!! I must be part brain-dead to have missed your work! Will make appointment for EEG! :-) #1507369

Claudette Foote 6/23/2005 7:03:11 AM

Fantastic image Stan,your hard work payed off!
Congratulations on this well deserved win!

BRAVO! #1510180

Stanley J. Contrades 6/29/2005 1:35:29 AM

You're too funny, Noel :-)!! Thanks very much for stopping in to comment and am sure you are very far from being "brain-dead"!!
Thank you, too, Claudette for your congratulatory message.
I appreciate the generosity from both of you, as well as your time and effort.
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1533815

Photographer 7/1/2005 3:55:29 AM

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful Stan! Love The Lighting on this, job well done!
Congratulations on your win, well deserved! #1542153

Stanley J. Contrades 7/1/2005 3:59:29 AM

Many thanks for stopping by with your kind response for which I am grateful, Reine! Am delighted that you enjoyed this favorite pano of mine as it shows off my favorite part of the island!!
Have a great 4th of July weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #1542165

Darryl Wilkinson 11/20/2005 7:47:58 PM

Hi Stan, I had to come get some more inspiration from your grand collection of images. I really like this image! It does give the mainland U.S. a view of your beautiful State. I'm also inspired by your technical procedures! Very well structered image and a much deserved WIN! Great work my friend,

Darryl #2100104

Stanley J. Contrades 11/21/2005 12:12:37 AM

Believe it or not Patty R. and I did another shoot together and we passed this place still packed with cars :-)! Unfortunately it was very hazy and some of the patches were empty, so we headed for home!! Thanks very much for being very supportive and especially for taking the time to stop in and comment!! Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2100545

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/23/2006 7:32:05 PM

Beautiful!!! Love this Stan..Great colors and view..Aloha my friend! #2942748

Pat Gamwell 6/24/2006 12:16:46 AM

I wasn't a member yet when this was posted, Stan! Positively BREATHTAKING! It definetly deserved the 'gold'! #2943482

Jill Odice 6/25/2006 10:24:56 AM

Just getting around to catching up after my trip....:-)Just totlally stunning! Glad you move things around in youir gallery or I would have missed this! #2948466

Stanley J. Contrades 6/30/2006 7:54:23 PM

Many thanks to you, Shelly, Pat, and Jill, for stopping in and am grateful for your continued support and generous comments! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2972378

Donna Roberts 7/2/2006 12:50:46 AM

Your gallery is always such an inspirational journey - the images are just outstanding and I am pleased to see that you are stopping by BP every now and then to stay in touch.
My kindest regards to you always.
:-) ddu

Cristi Bastian 7/5/2006 12:27:28 AM

Stan, I love, love, LOVE this! I know right where this is! Kauai is one of my husband and I's favorite places on earth. When we visit, we stay at the Princeville Resort on the north side of the island, right by this spot. We're some of those "mainland visitors" you were talking about. This is just gorgeous! Well done! Your gallery is absolutely terriffic! #2986803

Stanley J. Contrades 7/6/2006 12:56:15 AM

Many thanks to you DDU and Cristi for stopping in with your very warm and kind responses. It's always a pleasure to hear from those on BP, and I do appreciate all of you!
Cristi: I was just by that lookout point a few days ago and unfortunately there are trees that have grown substantially since this image was taken and I was not able to shoot it again. I also noticed that a number of the taro patches were not planted and there was just dirt in their place. So, it probably was not meant to be photographed, at least for the time being!
Thanks again ladies!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #2990806

Adrienne Maldini 7/8/2006 3:58:52 PM

this is a nice picture #3001287

Stanley J. Contrades 7/11/2006 7:46:15 PM

Thank you, Adrienne, and I'm pleased that you took the time to stop in and comment! I do appreciate it!
Welcome to BP and the BP family and I hope you enjoy every minute of it! Keep shooting and don't be afraid to ask questions. There are many here who will be more than willing to help you!
Thanks again!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3016085

Wendy Stevenson 7/28/2006 2:07:17 PM

A most gorgeous and desrved win Stan! Congratulations and Thanks for commenting on my images - always a pleasure to hear from you:-) #3096152

Stanley J. Contrades 7/29/2006 8:19:46 PM

Thanks very much for stopping by, Wendy, and it's always a great pleasure to add Congratulations to those that have been supportive of my work as well!! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3100167

Lynne Morris 7/30/2006 1:40:49 AM

Stan I have a photo of this, I was going to say "just like this" but oh that would be such a lie! It's of the same view on a misty day - your caputre is awesome, as is your gallery, keep up the good work :) #3100564

Stanley J. Contrades 7/30/2006 6:12:10 PM

Thank you, Lynne, for your very kind and generous comment which I appreciate! I'm sure that your image of the taro fields in Hanalei is beautiful with just a different look and you should show it off in your gallery!! I'm always happy to see what others think of different areas of the island through their images, so go for it :-)!!
Thanks once again for stopping in!
With fond Aloha,
Stan #3102834

Kate Jackson 11/5/2006 8:56:15 AM

So glad this is still on the first page of your gallery Stan! What a most fantastic landscape and panorama! May it always be as green as this! #3548583

Shelly A. Van Camp 5/31/2007 6:11:07 AM

This is so beautiful!!! I love this!!!!!! Congrats! #4350671

Stanley J. Contrades 6/11/2007 1:27:24 AM

Thank you Kate and Shelly and I do appreciate your supportive responses. I won't be seeing this very often anymore being that I have movede to Honolulu, but it's always going to be a favorite of mine. I plan to make it into a three panel display and have the perfect wall for it :-)! Many thanks again!
With fondest Aloha,
Stan #4385245

Gerard McAteer 10/21/2007 12:12:59 AM

Hi Stan, speachless!! just a fantasic landscape picture perfect!! well done! #4955496

Roger L. Williams 8/17/2008 9:20:11 PM

Hi Stan, I've visited Kauai in 1998, 2001 & 2002 and fell in love with the island and the local Hawaiians (and Hawaiians at heart) I met while there. When you show them, and the aina, the respect they both deserve they treat you like one of the family. I, like probably thousands of other visitors, took shots of the taro fields from this vantage point but you gave so much more justice to it than I could have. I hope I am able to return to Kaui again someday. I'd like to learn more about adding photos toghether like you did here and how to take just plain better photos. (hopefully joining BeterPhoto.com will aid me in that).
Aloha and mahalo for sharing such a great image.

P.S. I have grown large plants called "Elephant Ears" during the summer here in Iowa. I didn't realize until later that they are actually taro plants like on Hawaii. Had a little of Hawaii right here and didn't even realize it :) #6326618

Stanley J. Contrades 8/18/2008 4:56:37 PM

Don't know how I missed your response, Gerard, especially since your name is very familiar in that I have a brother with that name as well!! Thank you very much for stopping in and I appreciate your generous response!
Stan #6330040

Stanley J. Contrades 8/18/2008 5:04:35 PM

Hi Roger! Thank you for stopping by also and for your very supportive response that I appreciate. I will e-mail you in just a while, but wanted to thank you here first.
Stan #6330071

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Dedicated to Warren Ishii for his support and inspiraton! A four image pano of the taro fields from the lookout point that was jammed with mainland visitors!!
Hanalei, Kaua'i, Hawai'i. 2004:20:05, 14:34:00, f9.5, 1/250 sec. ss, ISO 200, RAW, 28-90mm lens @ 28.0mm, handheld, manual focus. PS CS auto levels, contrast, color balance, hue/saturation.

Uploaded on 10/6/2004 1:26:13 AM

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