“Mystical Waipo’o” (unreleased)
Coming back down from Koke’e I always look across canyon to see what Waipo’o is doing. Being that it was a misty, rainy day I saw the clouds lifting around the falls and immediately pulled over and ran back up the road. Was able to catch this moment of light and color. Waimea Canyon is always incredible
Another fun title…and project. This one meandering through my mind for years. Unsure of what to expect or what would be possible just knowing there was a chance of something…
Getting a chance to head down to the falls a couple of months prior I was stymied by too much water coming over the falls…rendering the scene, wet. This particular day the timing was correct. A bit drier over the previous week and the two streams were about as calm as they get. Approaching the falls itself is a fun endevour. Down a cliff over some rocks/roots/branches, etc and then of course making the way behind the falls. For those that have been near a waterfall before of any significant size know about the wind that they create on their own from the force of the falling water. This one is no different which of course makes shooting behind the falls even more challenging. Then throw in the dramatic differences in light, and well, there ya have it. Given that I’m usually end up shooting the most difficult thing possible…I combined those factors with a panorama. The dance around the camera, light, and spray I’m sure was entertaining to watch. And the hope was that I would get something with little to no water spots to work with. Luckily I was right 🙂
Untitled Namalokama (unreleased)
After leaving aFeinberg Gallery St. Regis-Princeville yesterday (12/22), I was headed down to Hanalei and the light was just spectacular. I’ve been after a certain shot (this is very close) and managed to pull over and capture a few images of the remarkable scene. Lucky we live Kaua’i!
A 100% resolution crop can be seen below to get an idea of detail.
Another vision photograph that I had the opportunity to chase a couple of weeks ago. Leaving the house and looking up the clouds were certainly promising. Mentally I gave it a pretty good chance of a fun sunrise. Of course leaving a few minutes late for sunrise meant driving like crazy up to the falls as the sky started to explode with color. Wailua Falls is one of the most popular places to visit as it offers easy viewing to a spectacular waterfall. The key, of course, is getting something different. For this particular shot that means a slightly altered perspective and crazy light! Never a bad combo. Of course this was just the precursor to the ‘real’ goal for the adventure. But that’s another story for another time 🙂