I guess you won’t know where I’m putting all the Hawaii pictures and stories unless I tell you.
So this is me telling you where to find them.
They are located on Envision the World Blog
More specifically the hawaii pictures will be right here… so far there are 6 posts listed with just a smattering of pictures. I’ve taken a whole lot more but I’m still here in Hawaii so I am just randomly going through them now.
The purpose of Envision the World is to help people understand about countries and cultures from all around the world. There’s an ongoing story on Europe from pictures I did from 2006 there are 9 posts so far with a planned 70 more throughout the rest of the summer. One representing each day in Europe. So that should be fun. Go here for Europe
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Maybe I’ll mention it from time to time here… but this was your fair warning that most of my travel stuff will be going on to Envision the world. Even some of the older stuff.
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I know I did a post with a link to all the pictures from the trip in a recap… but I’ll continue with the 3 remaining days with a post for each
So this is post 12 of 15
Above – Sunrise
Below – Sunset
We did sunrise on the north end of the island and couldn’t really find a good spot so I focused mainly on the sun itself with the waves in commotion.
We found some of our best sunset (in this case twilight) at the south end of Oahu.
Small parks with no one at them that had a good view of stuff in the distance.
It was nice because they had some good palm trees and there were a couple surfers who came in right before dark.
In the past I’ve stated that there are 3 areas in the process of creating a good end result in photography.
- 1. Take good pictures
- 2. Pick good pictures
- 3. Edit good pictures
Help with #2
Sometimes #2 can be the hardest
(assuming the talent for #1 and #3 has been well instilled in the photographer)
So today I enlist your services, a sort of crowd sourcing.
I think some of our best spots for sunrise and sunset on oahu were at random, non-popular parks on the south of the island.
Probably not having a ton of sand and with waves braking way off in the distance this made it so.
But we seemed to be in a bay with land jetting out, right to where the sun was rising (in this case)
At sunrise and sunset there will be surfers either entering or exiting for the day.
It’s fun to shoot both.
We then went to one of our favorite beaches and that was Sandy Beach.
Skim borders (or whatever they’re called) are great to photograph because they ride the shore breaks… and that means they’re close.
Palm trees are Hawaii Iconic … we often added them into the shots.
Seems like we took so many pictures of the sun coming up or going down adding a great foreground became the search.
Having an extra wide 14-24 was nice because these trees were practically straight above me.
Again changing up the foreground can help spice up something that everyone takes pictures of.
More of Oahu and the PCC after the jump
This was probably the most eclectic day on Kona as we spent most all our time on the south of the island and ended at the volcano.
We saw the moon set minutes after the sunrise.
We were in jungles and on green sand and black sand beaches.
We took pictures of surfers, horses and windmills.
It was long… but fun.
Here’s the eclectic Mix
More highlights after the jump
This day we took it easy only leaving later in the day to pick up two more photographers from the airport and then shooting in two locations in town (Kailua Kona)
You can see the full gallery (of the recap) on SmugMug
Oh how I enjoy Wide angle (14-24 2.8) and having a flash to illuminate both spots was fun.
I have forgotten the name of this.
I did go snorkeling for about an hour earlier in the day.
The plan was go up the mountain… but they didn’t let us… so we went around.
They closed the mountain because of snow and ice, so we decided to take a small dirt road accessible by 4wd only.
This is the same road we played on, on a previous day. So thus we were back on the road.
Probably one of my favorite places on the island and for sure one of the least traveled areas of the island.
You’ll also see some pictures of the north east coast of the island where we went later in the day.
You’ll recognize it as the places with water, ocean, waterfalls etc.
Full gallery of this recap is available here
yes that’s snow… yes it’s hawaii
Let’s just say that a rental jeep can go more places than a regular jeep can go.
So what’s the deal with the loner cow?
This is the Nene, the state bird of Hawaii.
They don’t fly, well at least they didn’t feel like flying away from me.
This day seemed like several days all rolled up into one!
I guess that happens when you get up at 4am to go shoot sunrise a ways away and then shoot all the way until sunset.
When you are taking pictures and think back to that previous day when you were shooting near the lighthouse… oh wait that was earlier today.
Or when at the end of the day you can barely remember the beginning of the day because it seems like you’ve done sooo much since then.
That’s when you know you were pretty effective with the scheduling of your day.
The First “day”
Sunrise on the north point.
It included quite few miles of driving along along the coast line on fun dirt roads.
This was the longest day and we were in a bunch of different towns all along the northern coast.
This day came in two distinct parts, but felt like they should be combined.
We went snorkeling in a bay and then met up with the wedding family and friends for some lunch and fun on the beach.
Using my little G11 to take some fun underwater shots.
The final “day”
We scouted out the location for the wedding and did sunset shots.
I don’t usually go visit the location before hand to figure things out, but we usually look for a place to do sunset and this was a phenomenal location.
I enjoyed being able to spot the possible locations and possible routes for the sunset since it comes and goes quite suddenly.
Turns out that info came in very handy for the wedding day and being overly prepared helped move things along smoothly.
I was also glad the element of spontaneity was still very much there and the pre-visit didn’t spoil it at all.
Sunset at this beach is pretty crazy awesome, but I thought i’d highlight some late twilight pictures taken a while after sunset.
Tripod required for this long exposure.
Look at the bunch of other “Day 3″ sunset pictures later in this post.
See all the Recap pictures after the jump
So here we are at day 2
And we begin the post with a nice end of the day shot.
These types of trips you plan on picking a great spot for sunrise and sunset.
Well I think we got ourselves a nice sunset location.
There are a lot of rocky beaches, but this one was a nice sandy beach and I made it work.
Here’s some more stuff from the story of the second day.
Check out the full gallery of 28 pictures from the day 2 recap go here
This was only a few of the 1200+ pictures taken on day 2 (yesterday)
Cresting over the mountain, the unofficial west island sunrise.
Sunrise on the west side has some nice light but no color like I suppose you’d see if you were actually seeing the sunrise earlier in the morning.
Mid-morning holds some surprises on secluded beaches you get to with your 4wd vehicle
Mid-afternoon can be fun when clouds start participating a bit more.
Clouds block the sun but they’re just about to release their captive prisoner the sun, for that little gap between heaven and earth.
Can you spot where the sun is about to drop down below the cloud level?
Get your butt down in that water, get the camera low, not for the faint of heart, but it’ll make the great pictures.
Ahh the reflections!
Dang it people don’t even think of walking in the path of my picture…
…oh wait… now that I think about it… walk right in front of me.
That’s right, hold hands,… that’s cute!
Thanks for playing.