The swan looks unperturbed by the school of koi below
After a rain squall, the late sun briefly shines through on rain drop gems.
Just before sunset the valley bursts into color as rain passes through
This area has so many moods. Here it is forceful and dramatic
Here a wild coast converges with a wild ocean and unpredictable weather patterns. This is a winter scene
An actual second full moon in May 2007, shot as the first color came into the sky from the east.
A lucky accident in my computer collapsed the top half of an image into the bottom. This photomontage is lucid like a good watercolor.
“Sunset highlights this convergence of land, sea, and sky at Kalalau beach.”
The play of light and shadow gradations caught my eye
Ahhh… yes, in the shade.
So fresh! So pure. This image needs a lot of space around it to express this calm purity.
Just the right light, the right reflections and the freshest water lilies.
The iconic place to enjoy the evening with the locals
Not far from the trailhead along Na Pali at Ke’e Beach this view opens up
Far up a remote Valley a camper finds peace, solitude and regeneration. (Image: Na Pali)
A landscape from a farytale, this amazing fluted cliff rises from the Kalalau Valley floor.
Hanapepe Valley is one of the few lower valleys not yet developed. Storms can be tracked from this outlook
For those who know when the secretive night-blooming cereus will bloom, a special treat waits at sunrise.
This 180 degree shot encompasses the Kalalau Beach and surrounding Pali.
The ocean has many moods. Today it is fun.
Tucked away upvalley before the goat corral is this scene. Monkeypod trees drop yellow leaves
I was fixing the Kalalau Trail early one morning when I looked up and saw this magnificent sun play between the Pali.
Ohia trees usually bloom at higher elevations, but here we look up at the shrouded peaks
Goats gone wild and shy are a fun addition to the landscape
Walking out the 11 miles from Kalalau I turned arond and was uplifted by this beautiful ‘scape.
The crashing waves of winter show off this arch with frothy lace.
The valley and ocean were still as the sky was briefly set ablaze.
Intense waves and intense sunset, nonetheless there is also a dynamic peace about this scene.
The flowers themselves always look clean, and living in water they are never thirsty.
The magic of flowers is amplified in the orchid family, and in the orchid family especially by this species.
What a wonderful surprise to come across an orchid nestled in a tree fork.
This unique heliconia was named because it gave travelers their true orientation.
This sometimes-beach is just past the lagoon.
Only at certain times of the year, when the sun is just right, does a rainbow appear at Waipo‘o falls, Waimea Canyon.
Visitors in the gallery consider this African Blue Palm to look painterly. The texture and structure help that effect.
I took this photo in the Fall on a hike along Na Pali. When I returned five days later the sand had been washed away.
Such intense beauty that it registers as “timeless” or “eternal”
The sun is playing with this stream of pure spring water. Water is more essential even than food.
As in the olden days, the Hawaiian families still help with the catch.
Sometimes the big winter waves arrive on a sea unruffled by wind