Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sunset from Mauna Kea

Sunset from the world's tallest mountain - Mauna Kea! Yes, you read that right, not Everest. Everest is the world's highest, but not tallest - or biggest either.Let me explain. If I were 5 feet tall standing at the top of a staircase and you were 6 feet tall but at the bottom of the same staircase? Who would be taller? You would. But I would be higher. The same goes for Everest and Mauna Kea. Everest sits on a continental shelf, but Mauna Kea sits on the Pacific Ocean floor. Most of it is underwater.
The dark shapes in the foreground are three of the observatories that are up there.

1/800 f/4 ISO 400 EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 24 mm Canon EOS 40D

Mauna Kea,Hawaii

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