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Honopu Arch and the Na Pali Coast

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An aerial photo of Kauai’s Honopu Arch, Catheral Beach, and the Na Pali Coast shot from a door-less Hughes 500 flight.

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Aerial View of Hanalei Bay

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Kauai’s Hanalei Bay viewed from a Hughes 500 helicopter flight (doors removed).


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Silent Treatment

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Saw these two flirting in a taro field in Hananlei Valley. Swapped out my 17-40mm for my 70-200mm and tried to sneak up on these two. Got a few shots before they took off.


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Moonrise over Alaka’i Swamp

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After the shadow covered the Kalalau Valley, I picked up my tripods and walked towards the Pihea Trail. This is what I saw … a full moon rising over the Alakai’s Swamp … I just stood there for a moment and took it all in .. .behind me, darkness slowly crept in; in front of me, a golden full moon rose above the clouds as twilight was fading …


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The light is always there …

Poipu Sunrise Kauai

Poipu Sunrise, Kauai

~5:30am local time … I was ankle deep in the water … my running shoes and socks were soaking wet, but I didn’t really care. I stood still and tried not to disturb the water surface. This was one of the reasons why I returned to Kauai: not to escape, not to let go, but to find a place to recharge my spirit and to regain my balance. The light was not only mesmerizing, it revived my soul. It sounds corny, but that was exactly what I needed.

I remembered shooting a sunrise in Mono Lake last winter in freezing temperatures … here in Poipu, I was in tank top and swimming trunks, soaking in all the energy that the early morning sun offered. As the sun rose higher, the shadows behind me gradually disappeared. I’ve seen a few beautiful sunrises, but this was the first that I didn’t see any other tripods near me; only a lone fisherman showed up moment later.

I wasn’t going to post this photo, but decided to post it anyway. It’s my personal dedication for those who can’t seem get out of their darkness: the light is always there, one just has to make oneself available for the light to radiate one’s darkness away. Can’t find the light? let it find you.


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Twilight over Poipu, Kauai

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Spouting Horn, Poipu, Kauai.

Shot this on our first evening on the island. Sorry about posting out of chronological order.


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The Wave, Ke’e Beach – Kauai

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This is one of my most favorite shot from our last trip to Kauai. It took two sunset evenings for me to pull off this shot.

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