Sunday, March 24, 2013

Dreamy beaches-2

Let's continue this series as I have a few more beaches to show, all are as idyllic and as any and each with its own character.

First, road to one of the beaches (Kua Bay) in a state park with some unusual geological formations:

The road itself is very nice, right? Remember it as later on I'll show you another one, to another beach in this same park, Kekaha Kai. For now, some more shots from the Beach 69. These rock formations and tide pools are impossible to stop photographing.

First row!

On a collision course:


 Hawaiian version of a snowman:

Hmm... Hawaiian version of a crow?

Now, let me take you to a different beach in that same state park. Remember that nice road earlier? Well, this one looked like it was bombed into stone age; felt the same, and if you want to keep all your teeth you spend 30-40 min to go about a mile and half!

But the beach at end of it was oh so worth it! Mahai'ula beach:

Hungry? Food is up there:

No, this is not my foot, don't even ask:

Done with beaches, and near done with the whole Hawaiian trip, just a few miscellaneous shots left, till next time... hopefully later this week!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Twilight, sunsets and other dark matters

Got quite a few more beaches, so before I overdo that category, let me do (overdo?) another one. Sunsets are everyone's favorites of course, and I am no exception. I also love everything low light, so I will include some night shots as well.

Anaeho'omalu Bay is one of the most spectacular places for the sunset shooting. First evening there, I had only 12-60 with me, and decided to return with 70-300 next time, to catch that huge sun effect. So, first day (and believe me, there were a lot more shots, I just have to show some mercy on you):

This one is from another beach, Old Airport. We will have more from there as this place was close to our hotel and we dropped by for the sunset a few times more.

This is from the Kona Pier, right in our village, 5 min walk from the hotel:

Back to Airport Beach:

Now, really good stuff! This one printed in poster size looks fantastic on my wall, right above computer monitors. Will show later :)

This little series is shot from the hotel balcony, and it's a sunrise, not a sunset:

One more from the "good stuff," printed large and looking stunning. There is something to be said for large prints...

Aaand, we are back to that beach, with all the right lenses this time:


Monochrome with bluish tint:

And that's what I wanted telephoto lens for:

Back to our village:

Sunset at the balcony, with bottle of Hennessy and box of macadamia nuts in chocolate:

Sunset from Kona Pier:


A few night shots while walking along the shoreline of Kona Village:

Let's finish this series with this symbolic shot:

If you got tired of sunsets, well, next will be beaches again!