Category : Hawaii

Big Island, Hawaii

White stones on black lava

many beaches around the Big Island of Hawaii consist largely of black lava rock,  not surprising given that the islands exist because of volcanic activity.

Breaking Wave, Maui

A wave breaks on Hookipa Beach on Maui’s north shore.   Google’s Silver Efex Pro helps to create a dramatic monochrome image.

Seabirds of Kilauea Point, Kaua’i

Kilauea Point on the island of Kaua’i provides some great opportunities to see and photograph seabirds as they soar by the cliffs.

Red-Footed Booby in flight, Kilauea Point.

A Red-Footed Booby in flight, over Kilauea Point, Kaua’i. Vertical or horizontal format?  Image cropping becomes an important tool.

Hanapepe Salt Ponds, Kaua’i. 2

Wandering Tattlers, Hawaiian Gallinules and White Egrets are some of the birds which can be seen and photographed at the Hanapepe Salt …

Hanapepe Salt Ponds, Kaua’i.

Kauai’s Hanapepe Salt Ponds provide some interesting bird watching and bird photography opportunities.

Erosion and dead trees, Waimea Canyon, Kaua’i.

Waimea Canyon, Kaua’i. Colour and black and white images both work well, and Adobe’s Lightroom offers some interesting image toning options

Waimea Canyon, Kaua’i.

Today’s image is a six-frame stitched panorama, the 6 original frames being in vertical format and taken at 24mm. The final stitched image ended up being about 12000 pixels wide or would make up a 1 metre long high-resolution print without interpolation.

Kaua’i from the air

There are numerous companies operating helicopters over the island, with the choices being between fully enclosed “comfortable” aircraft, to smaller ”no doors” choppers.

Pipiwai Trail, Haleakala National Park, Maui.

Bamboo forests are kind of spooky, with the plants often swaying in the breeze and clicking and clacking against each other.