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Woodlands near Puakō Petroglyph Field, Big Island, Hawaii
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Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:52am
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Woodlands near Puakō Petroglyph Field, Big Island, Hawaii

The path to the main archaeological area leads through these scrubby woodlands, captured in late March 2017. Even out here, there are a few examples of ancient human figures carved into the hardened lava. I know of at least three in this scan. Can you find them?


520 photos, 2.5 million triangles in 14 8k textures (12 colour only, two colour and alpha).

Placement of welcome panel and globe documented here:

Learning from the Beech Woodlands scene here: - includes scale determined by a laser tape measure and authentic audio recorded on site. (The birds really were that noisy and repetitive! You can just about hear the ocean waves in the distance, too. All I did to the few-minutes-long recording was adjust levels and add a basic loop in Audacity, then add loop points in Wavosaur.)

The ground worked out really well, the foliage above? Eh. Not so great. Next attempt at a woodlands scene will be much better, I promise.

Of note: this scene was processed and cleaned up entirely on my home PC. This *is* my new holiday photography...