Light Seeking in Hawaii




The first element I notice when exploring a setting.

The quality of light inspires me to photograph.





Landscape, Hawaii, Monochrome, Black and White, Nikon

Sunrise and Palm, Hawaii





Landscape, Hawaii, Nature, Beach, Sunrise, Nikon

Beach Walker, Kailua





“Wherever there is light, one can photograph.”

~Alfred Stieglitz 





Landscape, Hawaii, Monochrome, Black and White, Nikon

Blue Moon, Kailua Bay




Nature, Close-Up, Macro, Flower, Hawaii, Nikon

Plumeria and Leaves




“Sunlight is painting.”

~Nathaniel Hawthorne





Morning Coffee, Oahu

Morning Coffee, Oahu





Sunrise, Landscape, Nikon, Hawaii

Sunrise Stroll











Categories: Black and White, Landscapes, Nature, Night Photography, Photography, Travel, Water, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Well, that’s it then. Instead of another trip to Alaska I’m thinking I need a little morning coffee in Oahu.

    You are inspirational. 😀

  2. Such beautiful shots Jane ~ bringing a slice of paradise to us all.

  3. A great silhouette, not only of the person on the beach but also of the coastline, in your “Blue Moon” photo. Night light captures tend to be so tricky, but this one is beautifully crisp.

  4. First shot; spectacular! I photographed palms in Cuba for my tree/forest photography project, and I hoped to get a sunset/sunrise silhouette like this. I failed. This is sharp.

    That moonlit exposure is a brilliant composition. Sophistication through simplicity.

    • Hi Allan- This was a beautiful morning and i saw those backlit palms as I was sipping my coffee. And, I have a very cooperative husband who was my “human form” in blue moon. I was happy that exposure worked. Thanks very much for your kind comment.

  5. Super shots, Jane! Excellent use of light.

  6. Great photos…Looks like a very ‘inspirational’ visit!! Can’t take my eyes off of the ‘Blue Moon’….Fantastic!!

  7. You have certainly caught/seen the light Jane. Good shots…

  8. Did you go there for Bob’s birthday because of the fabulous ice cream?

    In Vilhofsen and leaving the river cruise tomorrow to spend 3.5 days in Prague before returning to Maine to celebrate Ray’s birthday. He will leave the next day to return to Austin, but the kits and i will not return until Labor Day.

    Great shots as usual! Xoxo Leah

    Sent from my iPad


  9. So much to be inspired by there, and you are definitely making the most of it Jane! Lovely captures–definitely convey peace and contentment. Are you still there??

  10. Such peaceful beautiful shots… Thanks Linda

  11. Wonderful series, I like them all!

  12. I love the black and whitre ones – great work!

  13. Jane, these are breathtakingly beautiful; the clouds, the clouds – wonderful 🙂

  14. Especially loved the first one but they’re all gorgeous shots.

  15. Stunning set of photographs, Jane. I really like the second one where the sun is being cheeky, peeking out from behind the clouds and giving us a tease of it’s golden glory. Walks along the beach are so soothing, aren’t they 🙂 Hope you enjoyed taking photos there that day 🙂

  16. I don’t care where in the world you took these shots Jane, they look so good! You found the light big time!

  17. I am always a fan of light shinning through the clouds! Hawaii is a beautiful place.

  18. The one time I was in Hawaii I had a terrible time and never wanted to go back. My wife wants to get me back there and now your photos might have just sealed the deal. Beautiful!

    • Hi Emilio– Aw, you must give HI another try… I’m happy that these posts have softened you into reconsidering. I also love Kauai for its natural beauty. Thanks so much for appreciating!

  19. Are you going to be drug out of there kicking and screaming? Beautiful!

  20. Beautiful photos, Jane. As many times as I’ve been to Oahu I’ve never been over to Kailua. Thanks for opening my eyes.

  21. Really stunning, Jane. Thank you!

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