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5.0 étoiles sur 5Whether you've been there or not....24 juillet 2008
Par The JuRK - Publié sur Amazon.com
Whether you've been there or not, the HAWAII DREAMSCAPES REVEALED books will show you the islands in ways you couldn't possibly see on your own.
As someone who travels a lot in tropical circles, I appreciated not just the incredible shots in the latest book, KAUA'I, but also from where the photographs were taken. Whether flying over mountains or peaking down into caves, the photographers appeared to have picked the best possible position to snap the photo. There was often the feeling that the visitor couldn't even get to most of the book's vantage points.
A stunning collection of one of nature's most spectacular landscapes.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Beautiful and True-to-Life18 septembre 2008
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is the most beautiful and comprehensive visual profile of Kauai'i I've found, and so true-to-life. The rare shot of Wai'ale'ale crater is the main reason I bought the book. It's considered a sacred place, so visitors and photographs are restricted, but the magnificence and sheer size of the crater are astonishing, and definitely awe-inspiring. This book truly captures the diversity of landscape on Kauai'i, from dry canyons to dripping wet valleys, numerous waterfalls and palm-lined beaches to inland deciduous forests and trails, and of course, several shots of the dramatic cliffs along the Na Pali coast.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Nice picture book, but not a great work of art16 août 2009
Par Ursiform - Publié sur Amazon.com
I ordered both the Big Island and the Kaua'i versions of "Hawaii Dreamscapes Revealed". (I have been to both islands.) The major reason was that Andrew Doughty, author and co-photographer (with Leona Boyd) is the author of the best guidebooks to the Hawaiian Islands, also published by Wizard Publications. My opinion of both books is very similar, so I hope you will excuse my repeating much of the text in my two reviews.
Kaua'i is the oldest and wettest of the large islands. As such, it's features have been shaped by erosion, and it is largely lush and green. (Although the western canyons are dryer and starker.) After a hike on the Na Pali coast my memory card was so infused with moisture that I wasn't able to extract the pictures until I reached a dryer area on Maui!
The pictures are generally well done, but give a sense of "I could have taken that picture if I was in the right place at the right time". (In fact, I've taken some pictures as good or better on the islands, but few people will have the opportunity to spend the time it takes to cover a whole island with enough revisits to get cooperative light and weather everywhere.) There are very few breathtaking, "I couldn't have done that" shots in the book. In fact, some of the pictures are not very interesting, or have technical flaws. The book could probably have been 20-30% shorter while being better from an overall photographic standpoint. Doughty's captions are short and serviceable, but having his guidebook for context will help if your interest goes beyond looking at attractive landscapes.
If you like picture books and want either something to remind you of Kaua'i or to help plan a trip, this is a decent book. I was careful to order when Amazon had it at the lower end of the price yo-yo they seem to like to put it through.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Kauai Tour Guide7 janvier 2008
Par DavidW - Publié sur Amazon.com
I've been using Andrew's other guide books to Kauai. I love this picture book plus points of interest. Can't wait to go back soon!!!
5.0 étoiles sur 5Hawaii Dreamscapes Revealed - Kaua'i14 octobre 2013
Par TTazman64 - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book has so many great pictures of Kaua'i . They are vibrant. I could look at this book for hours.