Jan 23 2010


Along the southern coast of Kauai, just east of Poipu, are the lithified cliffs, an amazing formation of sandstone that is gradually (and in some places, not so gradually) being worn away by wind and waves.

There was one part of the cliffs that reminded me of the hoodoos we saw in Bryce Canyon last spring.  So I thought I’d see what would happen if I put photos of each back to back, as it were.  (Disclosure: I had to flip the lithified cliffs photo so it faced the right direction.)

I’m not quite sure whether this works — and would love to hear your thoughts on it.  Do I, as the viewer, bring something to this because I saw both these formations in the same calendar year?  Is it just that I like saying “hoodoo/Poipu”?  Or is there really something good happening in this image?  Comment away…

(As always, clicking on the image below will take you to a larger version of the photo.)


  1. Susan S.

    We, too, thought of Bryce when we saw the lithified cliffs on Kauai! Because I’ve seen them both, too, I’m not a good judge. But I think I’d like the combo better if the Kauai photo was lit from the front and brighter. –Susan

  2. Shelly F. Cohen

    Yeah, the lighting’s what needs the most work — but only if enough folks think it’s worthwhile!

What'cha think?

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