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Fiji From The Sky

Fiji S-Curve

Fiji S-Curve

8 photos in this gallery, best viewed by clicking on “more words”.

These photos were captured from a small prop aircraft in 2010.  Most have remained in my archives because then I did not know how to extract an image from the hazy mess  I saw on my monitor.  The first four were the flight from Nadi to Taveuni, the next four were from the return trip.  The fare was US$250.  The Fijians earn about US$200 per month.  A bartender in Nadi said it took him 3 weeks on a fishing boat to get there from Taveuni as there was no alternative transportation.  He had not been home in over 10 years.

 

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33 responses

  1. Land of my birth! Haven’t been back for nearly 12 years.

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    June 15, 2014 at 8:51 am

    • Thank you G. I don’t know if I will ever get back there due to high air fares.

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      June 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

  2. awesome. 🙂

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    June 15, 2014 at 11:14 am

  3. High air fare indeed, wow. Great photos.

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    June 15, 2014 at 11:28 am

  4. Packing my Suitcase

    Im even more in love with this place! Fiji is for a long time on my bucket list! 😃

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    June 15, 2014 at 11:32 am

  5. Very interesting and beautiful!

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    June 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm

  6. I enjoyed this post very much, Ron. Such gorgeous photographs!

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    June 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

  7. You know the spectacular thing about your images – they are – each one, truly spectacular
    AnnMarie 🙂
    Have a fabulous week

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    June 16, 2014 at 4:46 am

  8. Whoa! Outstanding!

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    June 16, 2014 at 6:34 am

  9. Malin H

    Lovely images, Ron. I really like the colours!!

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    June 16, 2014 at 9:44 am

    • Thank you Malin. It’s a bit different from the forests you love so much.

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      June 16, 2014 at 9:45 am

      • Malin H

        Yes, a bit different. 🙂 Have a nice week, Ron. And thank you for your likes at my place.

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        June 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

        • Malin, you always have interesting content.

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          June 16, 2014 at 10:08 am

        • Malin H

          Thank you, Ron and ditto!

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          June 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm

  10. What an amazing variety of colours!

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    June 16, 2014 at 10:41 am

  11. beautiful photos! How did you ‘extract’ them?

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    June 16, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    • It takes some post processing tricks to make the haze go away.

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      June 16, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      • thanks for the reply Ron, it looks like it really helps. I haven’t had the time to spend on the post processing. I had a guy I worked with recently figure out photoshop in just a week or so. He was able to do some amazing changes to his photos.

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        June 16, 2014 at 8:50 pm

  12. So beautiful! I would love to visit Fiji.
    I have heard that the water is crystal clear…

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    June 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    • The visibility underwater is good, but it depends on where you are. The marine life is unusually rich.

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      June 30, 2014 at 9:57 pm

  13. Incredible views, Ron, aren’t they? 🙂

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    July 13, 2014 at 4:25 pm

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