And we’re back! It was a long weekend for me, and I’ve been diligently working on the steps to the HDR tutorial. Today, though, we’re heading out to Hawaii, where lush green can overtake a landscape, and soon buildings can become lost.
These little sign posts always are fun. It’s kind of like saying, “it’s all out there, just take a path and get going.”
Ohh, one more thing! I hope to have a new logo for myself coming up soon, so maybe if I can’t make a decision I’ll see which one y’all like the best.
TWIR – Abstract
Today on The World is Round, we go a little abstract. I was playing around with my 50mm for this first photo, a lot of times I’ll just be snapping away and learning what works and what doesn’t. I liked the perspective and focus of this shot, and it turned out cool in the theme.
A mangled mess of tree, somewhere on some beach on the coast of Hawaii. How this grew into this pattern is a bit of a mystery to me, but I could feel that it held a lot of memories of passersby it had seen it it’s time.
There is always a certain peace in being what one is, in being that completely – Ugo Betti
Fog Over an Island Mountain
A little instructional today, “How to live on an island.”
Go with the wind, walk tender, respect, leave no wake, tune up your senses, build castles and leave them for the moon to find, discover treasure, remember yourself, keep off the reef, ebb and flow, wait for sunsets, listen in on shells, put living things back, cultivate quiet, practice simplicity, sugar yourself with sand, float on crystal clear water, and treasure the moments that take your breath away…continue…
Open Road Sunset
Cruising off into a Hawaiian sunset, checked off the list. What a gorgeous night.
The lifegaurd stand in this photo looked like it had been around a while, with the cool fonts (who says cool fonts…?) and hilarious warning diagrams, so I gave the photo an old looking treatment (seems to be a theme going on there recently). Although the warning signs were a bit comedic, they definitely were not to be taken lightly, as you should probably be a serious swimmer to go into the breaks at Sandy on a high swell day. I took a hit or two on the sandy bottom after getting caugh wrong in a wave trying my technique at body surfing.
Purples of Sunset
Early in the evening, after a few hours of of coastal exploration, Ellie, Donnie and I stopped at a small convenience store to pick up our makeshift dinners. A few local specialties, poki, seaweed salad, and spiced cabbage provided a gourmet meal in the sand on an empty Hawaiian roadside beach. I did my best to steady a 1 second exposure to smooth out the incoming waves for this photo, and the purples of the faded sun reflected off the sand and surf.