Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Hawaii Photos

Hawaii In Pictures

Coconut Grove, Oahu
Photograph by Gabriel Coloma, My Shot

A coconut grove at sunset in Aina Haina on the island of Oahu in Hawaii

Green Sea Turtle
Photograph by Lorenzo Menendez, My Shot

A Hawaiian green sea turtle swims in just a few feet of water.

Conch Shell
Photograph by Kim Wobensmith, My Shot

While on our way home from Okinawa, we stopped in Hawaii and witnessed this! 

Lava Flow, Big Island
Photograph by Lorenzo Menendez, My Shot

Lava flow right before the sun came up in Kalapana on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Waterfall, Big Island
Photograph by Joey Buchanan, My Shot

A beautiful day on the Big Island of Hawaii. Wish I could see this every day.

Skimboarder, Sandys Beach, Oahu
Photograph by Ashley Hamel, My Shot

A skimboarder at Sandys Beach in Oahu hits the water.

Sunrise, Kauai
Photograph by Matt Wade, My Shot

This scene looks peaceful enough, but it was actually one of the most treacherous and turbulent landscape shots I've taken. The pre-dawn ocean was violently churning and downpours of rain were sporadic. I was literally in the water to get this shot and my camera almost got washed away a couple of times. I used a neutral density filter over the lens to slow the waves to get a fog effect.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
Photograph by Sergio Dennis, My Shot

Lava pouring into the sea after midnight. Shot on Kodachrome film in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Surfers, Oahu
Photograph by Christian Vetter, My Shot

Surfers scoping the waves on Oahu's North

Rainbow, Maui
Photograph by Robert Langley, My Shot

This was taken during a three-hour jaunt to Hana on the wonderful island of Maui. This was one of the many spectacular views seen during this wonderful drive. This rainbow was clearly visible throughout the entire journey.

Splashing Waves, Oahu
Photograph by Olivia Boyle, My Shot

We were standing on a ledge that dropped about five or six feet and created huge splashes. She was eventually soaked. Summer 2010, Oahu, Hawaii.

Storm Clouds and Rainbow
Photograph by Marcelo Dapino, My Shot

The storm lasted about one minute.

Cliff Jumpers
Photograph by Jon Neal, My Shot

Cliff jumpers in Hawaii.

Lava Flow, Big Island
Photograph by Alain Barbezat, My Shot

On a holiday trip to Hawaii this July my wife and I decided to treat ourselves with a helicopter tour of the Big Island. We flew over the lava flowing into the sea, and the moment I saw it I knew I had to come back at night to capture the majesty of it. I went back the next day, driving four hours to get there and a bit of hiking as well. By 9 p.m. it was time to go back to our hotel, which was still a four-hour trip back. I can still see and hear it roar in my head, the unbelievable beauty of nature.

Byodo-In Temple, Oahu
Photograph by Noel Hawkins, My Shot

Byodo-In Temple, located at the foot of the Ko'olau Mountains in the Valley of the Temples, Windward, Oahu, Hawaii. It is a scale replica of a temple in Uji, Japan, that was built over 900 years ago.

Heavy Clouds, Maui
Photograph by Wassim Diab, My Shot

I captured this while on a boat sailing around the west coast of Maui, Hawaii. Heavy clouds were casting large areas of shadow on the mountains. At sunset, the horizontal sunlight enhanced the giant clouds. I hand-held my Nikon D300s, did my best to avoid shakes, and had a fast sequence of three exposures at 1 EV difference (HDR image), trying to capture a better dynamic range of that marvelous scene. I used Photoshop CS4 as a digital darkroom to adjust the white balance and the contrast.

Pipiwai Trail, Maui
Photograph by Mark Corcoran, My Shot

Hiking the Pipiwai Trail on the east side of Maui takes you from sea level to the spectacular 400-foot Waimoku Falls. Along the way the trail bisects a serene bamboo forest, which provides a welcome natural cooling effect.

Mauna Kea Observatories, Big Island
Photograph by Chris Baughman, My Shot

On my honeymoon in August 2010, I had the opportunity to take a tour to the top of the world's largest volcano, Mauna Kea. Sunset tours are common here, and you get to take pictures alongside the observatories that peer into the depths of space. In the foreground with the tourists is the Gemini Telescope, and in the background is the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. The summit here is roughly 14,300 feet.

Wailua Falls, Kauai
Photograph by Lorenzo Menendez, My Shot

The beautiful Wailua Falls on the island of Kauai. Normally these run as twin falls, but during heavy rains they become massive.

Silver Sword Bloom, Maui
Photograph by Guy Hamilton, My Shot

I finally witnessed, and was able to capture, this image of the rare silver sword bloom, after three years of trekking to Haleakala National Park on Maui. This amazing plant only grows at above 9,000 feet elevation and "only" on the island of Maui. It lives for 50 years, blooms only once in this spectacular display, then dies. I discovered this bloom one afternoon and with special permission from the park service, I spent the next three nights with this natural wonder.

Na Pali Coast, Kauai
Photograph by Andre Salvador, My Shot

On a boat cruising along the Na Pali Coast is the only way I can get this close to the sharp ridges and deep gorges of the Na Pali Mountains. This was taken at sunset with a pristine, white-sand beach separating the sea and the sharp-edged mountain of the Na Pali Coast.

Sharks Cove, Oahu
Photograph by Andrew Reid, My Shot

I was just in Hawaii for the Molokai to Oahu Paddleboarding World Championships. While sightseeing on the North Shore, we did some snorkeling at a wonderful place called Sharks Cove. The water was super clear. I love the reflection of the girl on the top of the water.

Waves, Kauai
Photograph by Lynette Hargreave, My Shot

We were taking pictures of the sunset from Ke'e Beach on the north coast of Kauai, Hawaii, in January 2011. I was grumbling about these adventurers who were not avoidable in any shot, when I decided to make them the focus of the picture along with the pounding surf.

1 comment:

  1. wah kapan punya kesempatan kesini,
    mesti seru dahh


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