Ka Wā O Hāʻena (Haena Time)
Ka Wā O Hāʻena (Haena Time)

An iconic landscape that maybe one of the most photographed spots in the world. The morning light from behind and slightly slower shutter speed captures an ethereal scene with impressionistic light.

 

East Side Blessings
East Side Blessings

One of the challenges of doing land art pieces is the timing of light or tides or waves I’m trying to capture.  I spent the prior day building my piece with the idea of capturing the morning sun rise. The next morning I realized I miscalculated the tide… nothing was there.  However, the light was spectacular on this section of Kapaa coastline and made the best of the situation anyway.  Blessed!

 

Kalihiwai Falls
Kalihiwai Falls

These falls are generally missed by passing traffic so you hardly ever see anyone taking a peek.  I had to lean way over the guard rail to capture this lush cascade of water and vegetation.  The detail in this simple yet complex scene allows to eye to wander endlessly.

 

Ke Kilihune O Napali (Na Pali Sea Mist)
Ke Kilihune O Napali (Na Pali Sea Mist)

When “Big Wednesday” hit Kauai with 50 foot waves early last year, I decided to drive up to Ke’e and hike the first mile in.  I was rewarded with dramatic skies and gigantic surf creating rarely seen layers of sea mist of this magnitude.

 

Ka Pae ‘aina (Islands)
Ka Pae ‘aina (Islands)

An island located within an island. After “wild” camping at Kilauea stream mouth at Kahili Quarry Beach (Rock Quarry),  I awoke to these magnificent colors while sipping my “cowboy” coffee.

 

Ka Mālamalama (Illumination)
Ka Mālamalama (Illumination)

I’m privileged to witness the beautiful Waimea canyon a couple days a week when I make my pilgrimage to work.  If the light is dramatic, like it was on this day, I’ll pull over for a few minutes and try to capture it

 

Ka Nalu Pōhaku O Kalihiwai
Ka Nalu Pōhaku O Kalihiwai

(The Stone Wave at Kalihiwai)

This difficult to reach location is hardly photographed and I wanted to capture it in a specialyet iconic way.  The large rock formation is reminiscentof the famous surf that rolls into this bay during the winter time.

 

   Ka ʻOmalumalu O Kapaʻa (Kapaa Pano South)
Ka ʻOmalumalu O Kapaʻa (Kapaa Pano South)

On the south end of Sleeping Giant I was able to catch a beautiful sun rise with some spectacular cloud striations. Made up of several images stitched together to form a panorama.

 

Ka Mokuʻāīna O Lehua  (Lehua Rock)
Ka Mokuʻāīna O Lehua  (Lehua Rock)

Located just off the coast of Niihau, Lehua rock serves as a definite reminder of Kauai’s volcanic origins.  It’s sunken caldera allows you to navigate a boat right into it. I shot this one evening while at work using my telephoto right out the back door.

 

Wailua Heaven
Wailua Heaven

Having lived in the Wailua Valley area for many years, I have to say, I always enjoy coming home to this beautiful pastoral location after work and whenever I return from travel.  It is truly the next best thing to heaven for me. 

 

Secret Falls
Secret Falls

At the northern end of Secret Beach after a little boulder hopping and small hike you come across these woderul little falls. It's really nice to hike down under them and take a refreshing shower.

Beacon
Beacon

From the other side of Rock Quarry you get a unique glimpse of the Kilauea Lighthouse. This particular evening I was treated to a cool sunset with the sun poking its light beams down at the lighthouse. I was shooting this pic when another young man (maybe 19) asked for help in his photography... so it became an educational moment as well with my teacher background kicking in naturally.

Ka Wā O Hāʻena (Haena Time)
East Side Blessings
Kalihiwai Falls
Ke Kilihune O Napali (Na Pali Sea Mist)
Ka Pae ‘aina (Islands)
Ka Mālamalama (Illumination)
Ka Nalu Pōhaku O Kalihiwai
   Ka ʻOmalumalu O Kapaʻa (Kapaa Pano South)
Ka Mokuʻāīna O Lehua  (Lehua Rock)
Wailua Heaven
Secret Falls
Beacon
Ka Wā O Hāʻena (Haena Time)

An iconic landscape that maybe one of the most photographed spots in the world. The morning light from behind and slightly slower shutter speed captures an ethereal scene with impressionistic light.

 

East Side Blessings

One of the challenges of doing land art pieces is the timing of light or tides or waves I’m trying to capture.  I spent the prior day building my piece with the idea of capturing the morning sun rise. The next morning I realized I miscalculated the tide… nothing was there.  However, the light was spectacular on this section of Kapaa coastline and made the best of the situation anyway.  Blessed!

 

Kalihiwai Falls

These falls are generally missed by passing traffic so you hardly ever see anyone taking a peek.  I had to lean way over the guard rail to capture this lush cascade of water and vegetation.  The detail in this simple yet complex scene allows to eye to wander endlessly.

 

Ke Kilihune O Napali (Na Pali Sea Mist)

When “Big Wednesday” hit Kauai with 50 foot waves early last year, I decided to drive up to Ke’e and hike the first mile in.  I was rewarded with dramatic skies and gigantic surf creating rarely seen layers of sea mist of this magnitude.

 

Ka Pae ‘aina (Islands)

An island located within an island. After “wild” camping at Kilauea stream mouth at Kahili Quarry Beach (Rock Quarry),  I awoke to these magnificent colors while sipping my “cowboy” coffee.

 

Ka Mālamalama (Illumination)

I’m privileged to witness the beautiful Waimea canyon a couple days a week when I make my pilgrimage to work.  If the light is dramatic, like it was on this day, I’ll pull over for a few minutes and try to capture it

 

Ka Nalu Pōhaku O Kalihiwai

(The Stone Wave at Kalihiwai)

This difficult to reach location is hardly photographed and I wanted to capture it in a specialyet iconic way.  The large rock formation is reminiscentof the famous surf that rolls into this bay during the winter time.

 

Ka ʻOmalumalu O Kapaʻa (Kapaa Pano South)

On the south end of Sleeping Giant I was able to catch a beautiful sun rise with some spectacular cloud striations. Made up of several images stitched together to form a panorama.

 

Ka Mokuʻāīna O Lehua  (Lehua Rock)

Located just off the coast of Niihau, Lehua rock serves as a definite reminder of Kauai’s volcanic origins.  It’s sunken caldera allows you to navigate a boat right into it. I shot this one evening while at work using my telephoto right out the back door.

 

Wailua Heaven

Having lived in the Wailua Valley area for many years, I have to say, I always enjoy coming home to this beautiful pastoral location after work and whenever I return from travel.  It is truly the next best thing to heaven for me. 

 

Secret Falls

At the northern end of Secret Beach after a little boulder hopping and small hike you come across these woderul little falls. It's really nice to hike down under them and take a refreshing shower.

Beacon

From the other side of Rock Quarry you get a unique glimpse of the Kilauea Lighthouse. This particular evening I was treated to a cool sunset with the sun poking its light beams down at the lighthouse. I was shooting this pic when another young man (maybe 19) asked for help in his photography... so it became an educational moment as well with my teacher background kicking in naturally.

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