Take a breath, sit back and relax. The golden sunrises of Hawaii can be an enchanting experience. When you add the ocean to this mix, nothing but beauty can come from an image. 'Morning Light' was taken at Sandy beach on Oahu's east shore.
Wide. Open. Spaces.
Late evening, just before the sun sets, gives the best colors to photograph.
A glance into a world hardly seen. This small glimpse of a wave crashing over crystal clear water is all mother nature will allow us to see. For in a split second this serenity and beauty will be overpowered by whitewash and churning sand, and this moment will never be seen again.
Serene clear blue water makes this image. The clarity and symmetry of mother nature never ceases to amaze.
Part 2 to 'Morning Light'. Oahu's sunrises never cease to amaze me. The colors are so vibrant and defined. This is a deeper view of the sunrise compared to 'Morning Light. 'Golden Enclosure' was taken at Sandy Beach on Oahu's east shore.
Sunsets over the foam of a wave past.
Pristine conditions helped create this smooth barrel.
A peeling right hander coming in on a bright sunny day in paradise.
Shooting into the sun is usually not ideal, but when the water is clear it makes for some interesting silver and blue tones.
Clear and sunny skies can bring out the best in any wave.
Calming water is sometimes all around us; we just have to take the time to look.
This break is one of the heavier breaks on oahu. If you're out of position by only 1 foot you could either get crushed by the wave or miss the barrel completely.
Symmetrical. Different techniques of shooting in the water offer an entirely new view of the passing waves.
Shooting into the sun can yield breathtaking images of a crashing wave.
The contrast of the froth from the whitewash, the sand being sucked up the face of the wave & the small amount of land is what really drew me to this photo.
Peeling lefts on a perfect day.
Evening light brought out the deep blues in this wave.
Early morning colors are difficult to capture as they only last for about 15 minutes while the sun is just rising above the horizon.
Backwash hitting a falling lip will create a large round barrel.
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