What do we owe photography?

  This blog comes from a place of contemplation and discussion.  What, as photographers, do we owe photography?   Recently I saw an image that was quite impressive from a photographer that had visited Kauai in the last year.  However, as I studied the shot I realized something wasnt quite right.  After approaching them privately […]

New Project! Help requested.

  Aloha all!   This is something that has been meandering around my mind for quite some time and I believe it’s time to give it a shot.  However, to do so requires a significant amount of assistance from YOU!   I will need to start collecting ‘selfies’ of a handful of people (roughly 6 […]

Large surf crashes on the north shore of Kauai as the spray is backlit by the setting sun.

King’s Cauldron

  Back in mid February I had the opportunity to work privately with a client on a workshop this afternoon.  With the surf being up to significant levels, 15’+, I knew that my usual go to spot would be a bit more challenging than usual.  After shooting some waterfalls we made it down to the […]

Haupu Mtn as seen from Mahaulepu near Poipu, Kauai

Haupu & Naupaka

“Haupu & Naupaka” Epic clouds that briefly were above Haupu Mtn during our 2015 Workshop as seen from Mahaulepu. It was SUPER windy this day which doesnt come across as much unless you see the choppy ocean. The small naupaka was hanging tight along the rocky coastline. Enjoy! aF

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Wizard’s Touch…a Workshop adventure

  Day 1.  Actually not even more than a couple of hours after meeting our Workshop clients we found ourselves at the first stop of the 6 days we were to take exploring and photographing the island.  Given that the waves were up that day, and Ke’e Beach the destination, we made a pit stop […]

Close up of a purple orchid at the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden in Hilo.

Orchid!

  While co-leading a 6 day workshop on the Big Island last year with Kory Lidstrom we stopped over at Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden just north of Hilo for some different scenery.  While exploring the beautiful gardens I came across these orchids.  Unusual flowers always this particular specimen caught my attention.  I used a long […]

Heavy sea mist hugs the Na Pali coast as the setting sun illuminates it along the cliffs.

Sea Smoke

  It’s a funny thing having an image in one’s mind and then trying to go after it.  As time has progressed I find my ideas are more and more subject to the ephemerality of nature (yes that’s a word…or should be).   This particular afternoon the conditions were aligning to go after one of these […]

Sunset as seen from under Waimea Pier on Kauai

Protraction

  It had been years…many, since I had last taken a camera to shoot the Waimea Pier.  The chance came up after a camping trip to Polihale on the west side of Kauai.  On the way back home it was late enough in the day that we decided to stop by and catch a sunset […]

Dozens of waterfalls pour down Wai'ale'ale after a severe rainstorm

Tears Of Joy

  “Tears of Joy” It’s hard to describe the circumstances around getting this photo. The gist is running an errand last minute which was on a correction mission and driving through one of the craziest storms ever. Then, headed around traffic (because of construction) saw the mountains as the storm broke and was able to […]

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Edge Of The Galaxy

  So this one has been in the archives since 2013.  And it’s been a process to get right, and honestly is still not there.  This is a very complicated 180 degree view from the rocks at Ke’e Beach showing our place in the Milky Way.  As we sit, flying through the universe on the […]

Looking through clear turquoise water from above

Crystalline

  So way back in 2009 I found myself with some friends hiking inside a fenced off area…as you do on Kauai.  When we got to the edge of this giant cliff the view was spectacular.  Being midday, not generally my favorite time to shoot, I wasnt overly inspired to shoot that much landscape, however […]

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