Diamond Head (2009)

After watching the inauguration this morning, I climbed up to the edge of Diamond Head crater.  It’s a steep 1-mile climb with lots of stairs and tunnels — and I always enjoy seeing the ruins of military fortifications put out to pasture.


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I turn out to be scowling in every single photo I took — there were big swarms of gnats at the summit.

DiamondHeadPortrait

I’m also tinkering a bit with  panoramic photo-stitching.  This is a view (click the image for a bigger version) from outside the crater, right before the path goes into a long, dark and high-traffic tunnel:

ValleyFromDiamondHead

And, here’s one view from the summit:

Reef From Diamond Head

I’ll have to remember to get more shots of clouds, next time.

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