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mbrager
07-28-2012, 02:42 AM
A very beautiful Hawaiian island that we were fortunate to be able to vacation on. It's quite small and relatively undeveloped, so travel times are short to all the sights. We caught a fair share of rain, but that made the photography more interesting. Almost all my shots have clouds. Please visit my Flickr photostream for many, many more images.

1. Waimea Canyon
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8432/7653499072_fea137372d_c.jpg

2. Shipwreck Beach
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8003/7653502516_6a99959568_c.jpg

3. Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/7659522168_52da060b3b_c.jpg

4. Sunset - Not spectacular
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/7659538062_3c7f20db14_c.jpg

5. Until it turned into this
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7117/7659544004_6af71443ac_c.jpg

mbrager
07-28-2012, 02:51 AM
First two shots are at Polihale State Park on the West side of the island. It is a huge, nearly deserted beach that marks the end of the road as far as vehicle traffic goes to the north side of the island because of the mountain terrain.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7653531880_b30414f5fe_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7138/7653528488_a6c822f35a_c.jpg

Hanalei Bay on the north side of Kaua'i
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8004/7653515016_34fa3433cc_c.jpg

JustinRyan215
07-28-2012, 07:44 AM
Beautiful...simply beautiful! My favorite image is definitely #4. Love the colors in the crashing wave! #5 is also spectacular, but begs for the turquoise house in the waves. Great set!

edG
07-28-2012, 01:57 PM
very nice series Mike -#4 in the first post and the monochrome in the second for me!

Runmonty
07-29-2012, 11:06 PM
Terrific series Mbrager.

I like them all but some specific comments about each.

1- super colours - looks painterly
2. great depth & dramatic foreground.
3. Really nice colors and depth
4. Cool sky & nice timing with the wave
5. that is some beautiful sky
6. My favourite. Love the colours and the lines on the beach
7. Nicely composed and like the B & W processing - probably my 2nd favourite
8. Looks like a great place for a holiday

mbrager
07-30-2012, 01:21 AM
Thanks for your comments. I struggled to use black and white on the beach shot, but I find it more evocative this way. Appreciate the detailed run through, Runmonty.

Matt K.
07-30-2012, 07:28 PM
very nice set, Mike. Makes me wonder if we (wife and I) should consider Kauai rather than the big island. Looks wonderful. But I sooooo wanna take pictures of a live volcano .... maybe the following year off to Kauai ...

mbrager
07-30-2012, 09:14 PM
Perhaps one week on each. Easy to fly between islands. LOL

Bambi
07-30-2012, 09:30 PM
I am completely and utterly jealous.
:yell:

both of the trip and the photos. these are fabulous

chrisflees
07-31-2012, 01:21 AM
i really like the 4th in the series. great job

Marko
07-31-2012, 08:41 AM
Lovely sets here Mbrager! My faves are

Shipwreck Beach
Lihue-Koloa Forest Reserve



very nice set, Mike. Makes me wonder if we (wife and I) should consider Kauai rather than the big island. Looks wonderful. But I sooooo wanna take pictures of a live volcano .... maybe the following year off to Kauai ...

I haven't been to Kauai, but I have been to big island - which is unfreakingbelievable. (I went to hawaii 2 years ago and visited oahu and maui and big island.....maui was the most beautiful, but by FAR, big island had the most impressive landscape and it was my favourite place and it would be the first or second place I would go if I ever get back there).
If you can, and you are going there, imo, scrap Oahu (unless you are going to explore the parts of the island that nobody visits....because much of oahu is tourist hell in paradise imo) for Kauai.

Hope to see more shots mbrager - these are lovely.

Hillbillygirl
08-02-2012, 09:13 PM
Wow, very nice MBrager.
#1 Love the shadows/highlights from sun/cloud combo, along with the variance in colours
#2 Such perfect repetitive patterns from the roots leading the eye into the deep scene.
#4 is just the perfect one of the bunch. Not an overwhelming sunset, (but a beautiful one at that), that takes away from the main subject, which to me, is the power unleashed in that crashing wave. Perfect timing, and comp.
1st shot in second post is just beautiful lighting, and love the lines leading into the pic.

mbrager
08-03-2012, 02:35 AM
Thanks for taking a look and commenting. When I go back over my pictures, it is like going back there for a moment.

AcadieLibre
08-03-2012, 11:52 PM
Wonderful set, enjoyable to look at, thanks.