one circle (hoop dreams)

September 25, 2014


I saw more than I can tell and I understood more than I saw; for I was seeing in a sacred manner the shapes of all things in the spirit, and the shape of all shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people was one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father. And I saw that it was holy.

~ from Black Elk's Great Vision as recounted in John G. Neihardt's classic, Black Elk Speaks



I have always said that the soccer fields and basketball court in Hanalei must have the prettiest backdrop of any playground in the world. I've had this idea of shooting the Milky Way and basketball hoop for a while now and finally got the chance with a new moon occurring in late September. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't looking too good for the first few nights, but I made a go of it last night and came up with a few fun shots. 




Have a great weekend!