Saturday, 19 February 2011

Searching for something new

For the last couple of years this blog has been filled with sunset shots from the summit of Mauna Kea. Well, I can't do that now, so as some of you may have noticed I've been trying one or two other things. Practise makes perfect as they say and think I'd figured out how to deal with that superb Mauna Kea light when the sun was setting, but now I'm in a new environment and have yet to get to grip with things.

Still, I think I may have found my sunrise spot if I ever feel like waking up at 4am (it happens every so often, sometimes not by choice!). There's actually a great place almost within walking distance from home but you've seen that photo and I want to find something else. About 40 minutes away by car is my favourite spot on the island, the Puna coast between Kalapana and Kapoho. I often go there just to relax and get away from the stress of work and everyday living. It is an extraordinarily beautiful and peaceful place but have yet to visit at sunrise when I'm sure it's even more stunning.

Anyway, just a quick navigational sortie today - remember this is on the east side of the island so not that great for sunsets. It's not a bad place for whale watching either, but I think they saw me with my camera, so that was the end of that.


4 comments:

gigihawaii said...

This is a terrific photo! It would look great as an oil painting, too. Have you thought of becoming a painter?

Tom said...

I am utterly crap at art. Really bad. I love looking a pictures of landscapes but wouldn't stand a chance of doing something like that myself. But I've found a cheap way to do it with a camera instead!

Tom

gigihawaii said...

A friend of mine sells her photos at a gallery in Windward Mall on Oahu. I believe it is a co-op gallery, manned by a number of artists like herself.

You might try to sell your photos there. A good source of income, maybe, and it would be fun, too.

Tom said...

gigi - never seriously thought about making money off my photos and don't have the time to do that sort of thing properly, plus I don't think I'm at that standard yet. My Mauna Kea shots couldn't be sold anyway, I'd be breaking a condition of working up there. One day perhaps...

Tom