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Challenge: Spring II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Apr 19, 2013
Date Uploaded: Apr 21, 2013

And to think I almost didn't enter this because I didn't think it would do very well...thanks to my TPL mates for convincing me otherwise. :)

This spot has appeared in a couple of my entries before, this being one of them.

This is the Byodo-In Temple at the Haiku Gardens Cemetery on the windward side of the island and as ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/3102.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/user_id/3102.gif', '/') + 1) . ' alanfreed points out, it was the location where Jin & Suns' wedding took place (from the tv series, Lost.)

A little known tidbit about the Haiku Gardens Cemetery:
Former Philippines president, Ferdinand Marcos's body, was at this cemetery for a short while. While here, there would be a mile long line of cars, all day - every day, driving through the cemetery to get a glimpse of his casket. He passed away in Hawaii while in exile and this is where his body was before being flown back to the Philippines.

Thanks everyone for the great comments and votes.

Place: 5 out of 127
Avg (all users): 6.7451
Avg (commenters): 8.4286
Avg (participants): 6.5714
Avg (non-participants): 6.8667
Views since voting: 1054
Views during voting: 201
Votes: 102
Comments: 9
Favorites: 3 (view)

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05/01/2013 08:26:36 PM
Mark - congrats on HM!
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05/01/2013 12:30:02 PM
Yeah, hard to take a bad picture in Aloha land :-) Congrats on the HM
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/30/2013 08:40:18 PM
Absolutely love this image... Lots to see here and everything is pleasing to the eye. Well done!
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04/30/2013 07:51:07 PM
Beautiful shot.
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04/30/2013 11:29:40 AM
Excellent processing of this beautiful scene.
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04/29/2013 09:20:49 PM
Quite beautiful! Really love the splash of red amongst the green. The mist gives it another layer of complexity.
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04/29/2013 08:11:36 PM
This is my favorite entry in the challenge. It's like the fresh smell after the rain. If I had my way, this would be a jigsaw puzzle. I would put it together, then glue it and hang it on my wall :)
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04/29/2013 12:48:09 PM
Looks like someone's hangin' out in Hawaii! As a fan of Lost, we really enjoyed visiting this spot a couple years back.
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04/28/2013 05:21:13 PM
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