Thursday, August 16, 2018

Big Beach - Little Beach Maui

 
A couple of friends of mine wanted to go see the milky way at Makena Beach Sunday night. Makena Beach is also known as Big Beach because, well, it's big!
 
There is a smaller beach over a lava hill to the north that is known as little beach for the same obvious reasons.
 
We got there just before the sunset and relaxed on the beach and enjoyed the sunset and then it was off to work, photographing the milky way.
 
There are usually fire dancers at Little Beach on Sunday night and we had planned on taking photos of the fire dancers from the hill with the milky way in the background but we discovered the police had shut down the fire dancing so we didn't get to take that shot.
 
This shot was taken at the top of the hill that separates the two beaches and I painted the beach with a flashlight for a couple of seconds when the wave came in.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Underwater on Maui



 
I decided to go snorkeling on Thursday at Po'olenalena beach near Kihei not thinking about what the hurricane would do to the waters. Even though it was more than two hundred miles away the weather created a south swell which churned the waters up pretty good close to shore.
 
I had to swim out about 100 yards off shore before it cleared up enough that I could actually see more than 10 feet in any direction. I ended up with two decent turtle shots and that was it.
 
In hindsight I probably should have just stayed on shore and worked on my tan. The number one rule here is don't swim into the sandy/murky waters because the sharks can't tell you're not dinner and you could get eaten.





These are from my previous trip to Cancun Mexico.  First time going vacation without my big camera!  I like the quality of underwater photography of this small camera rather than on land.
 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Red Sand Beach

 
Something a little different that you just don't see every day. A red sand beach!
 
Reminds me of the red dirt in Oklahoma!
 
This beach is in Hana. I was headed back there this week but I think the hurricane is going to make the surf a little rougher than I want to deal with. Maybe....

Friday, August 3, 2018

Balck & White or Color?


 
This is a banyan tree we came across while hiking to the bamboo forest. I tried to put a little bit of an "artsy" feel on it.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Into the forest

 
I'm headed back to Hana tomorrow for a few more days in the forest and swimming at some different beaches. More photos to follow soon!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

When it rains in the rain forest

We were headed to this very tall waterfall on the Hana side of the island and it had been raining off an on during our hike but nothing too major.
 
We had just crossed the creek that is fed by this waterfall and stopped to take a quick photo.

 
Before we could get to the pool at the bottom of the falls it became obvious it was time to get out of Dodge quickly! It was like someone turned on a spigot. All of the sudden the water volume of the falls quadrupled from rain farther up the volcano.
 
We had to cut that part of our trip short and head back across the creek before we got stranded by rising water. Within ten minutes of us crossing back over the creek the water level in the creek had rose by about 3 feet an was still rising.
 
I will be going back to this waterfall for better photos but on this day common sense prevailed, for once!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Can I borrow a lawn mower?

I went on a hike with a friend through the rain forest near Hana last week and...
 
...it rained!
 
We also came across some very tall grass, a bamboo forest and a very tall waterfall.
 
More photos to come!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

More from Secret Beach

 
A second nighttime shot from the beach.
 

 
And a shot before the sun went down.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Truly Paradise

 
I went shooting with a fellow photographer last night at a spot called "Secret Beach" here on Maui. There is a tiny hole in a rock wall that you walk through to find this little gem. The milky way and my light painting partner were both perfect last night.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Crimson and Clover...



Acutally a Columbine and a Clover but the Crimson part made for a better post title! 

These are both hand held but it was a nice bright day so the shutter speed would have been fairly high making for nice sharp captures.

I'm a day late but....

 
...Happy 4th of July!!
 
I spent the day working an art show on Ka'anapali beach. It was great to be able to walk out of the booth and into the ocean and then right back to the booth selling again. I couldn't ask for a better job!
 
I know, you feel sorry for me for having to work on a holiday don't you? LOL
 
After the show another photographer and I spent some time on the beach watching an amazing sunset. Since we both were working the show neither one of us brought our cameras so we looked like a couple of tourists with our cell phones taking photos.