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Good News from the Garden Island

September 13, 2017 - Aloha, I hope you are all safe. Naomi and I are thinking of you all-- especially those of you affected by the wildfires...
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Kauai Morning, Kauai Evening

December 05, 2016 - Aloha. Here are a few photographs from yesterday, December 4, 2016. I started the day with an early morning drive to Poi...
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A Few More First Shots with the Zeiss 15mm Milvus

December 01, 2016 - Driftwood Beach, Waimea, Kauai Here are a few more photos taken with the new Zeiss 15 mm Milvus. I think these show nic...
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Getting the Feel For It-- Zeiss Milvus 15mm

November 30, 2016 - Tunnels Beach, Haena State Park, Kauai I've been photographing with a new lens these past couple of days-- a Zeiss Milv...
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Mahalo Kapa'a. Aloha Hanapepe!

May 09, 2016 - Aloha. Three years ago I opened my first photo gallery in Kapa'a. When I started the business I didn't know what the hel...
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Planning a Shot

April 14, 2016 - In this post I'll try to explain one of the approaches I often take when planning a shot. I'll think about a location,...
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Just a Few Splashes

January 21, 2016 - Not much for you today. Just a few splashes and views from Queen's Bath... I call this entire area Queen's Bath, but Qu...
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Wild Horses Run-- Waves and Imaginings

January 20, 2016 - Wild Horses Run, Princeville, Kauai Little Fuji, Princeville, Kauai El Nino has brought us waves. Warning level swel...
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A Few Black and White Photos from Time Recently Spent in the Canyon and Koke'e

December 24, 2015 - Over the past couple of weeks I've spent quite a bit of time hiking in Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Parks. My time in...
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7 Kauai Hikes Not Named The Kalalau Trail (part 3)

July 16, 2015 - Aloha and welcome back to 7 Kauai Hikes Not Named the Kalalau Trail. Today's entry is part 3 in the series and covers on...
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7 Kauai Hikes Not Named The Kalalau Trail (part 2)

July 11, 2015 - Alright, to review-- 7 Kauai Hikes Not Named the Kalalau Trail is all about getting to know a few of the other and also...
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7 Kauai Hikes Not Named The Kalalau Trail (part 1)

July 09, 2015 - The Kalalau Trail is the most famous hike on Kauai and in the summertime the trail-- and especially the parking lots and...
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Sunset Hike along the Nualolo Trail to the Napali Coast

July 03, 2015 - the nualolo, f/6.3, 1/60sec, iso 100, 24mm ts-e, 5d3 I have thought about hiking The Nualolo Trail at sunset for a whil...
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Four Minute Sunset

April 05, 2015 - Four Minute Sunset, Tunnels, Kauai, Hawaii. 16mm. f16, 240 seconds, iso 100. LEE Big Stopper ND Filter, Lee Polarizer Fi...
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The Kohua Ridge Trail and Cloud Atlas

March 28, 2015 - Cloud Atlas, Kohua Ridge Trail, Waimea Canyon, Koke'e State Park, Kauai, Hawaii I hiked the Kohua Ridge Trail (Tuesda...
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jungle hike to hanakapi'ai falls

January 20, 2015 - hanakapi'ai falls, kauai, hawaii A couple of weeks ago Naomi and I hiked to hanakapi'ai falls. The trail is probably...
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choose love

January 14, 2015 - a little wild and uncontrolled (fantasy), kauai, hawaii I am reading The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Fla...
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repetition, appreciation, and learning to listen

January 03, 2015 - old time kauai, tunnels beach, kauai, hawaii Last week i spent three consecutive mornings at tunnels shooting long ex...
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practice

December 23, 2014 - morning routine, pinnacles, poipu, kauai, hawaii "And we talking about practice." ~ Allen Iverson I really enjoy spo...
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north shore days

October 30, 2014 - I've been hanging out on the north shore these past few weeks and i've got a miscellaneous mix of pics to share with you...
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the authentic that surrounds you

October 27, 2014 - "Only the real can know the real, the true can know the truth, the authentic can know the authentic that surrounds you."...
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wave watching at polihale

October 23, 2014 - Last tuesday i packed the camera and gear in the fj and drove out to polihale. I wanted to play around in the sand, shoo...
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emotions (and a few more from shipwrecks)

October 20, 2014 - taking in the view, shipwrecks, poipu, kauai We went down to shipwrecks for some sunset shots last week, and although t...
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salt ponds beach park-- 10 pics

October 02, 2014 - When we arrived at Salt Ponds Beach Park in Hanapepe, the skies were threatening, and we had already driven in and out o...
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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 thing...
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liberation from time

September 24, 2014 - ... Zen is a liberation from time. For if we open our eyes and see clearly, it becomes obvious that there is no other ti...
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Poomau Canyon Lookout

September 21, 2014 - A friend of mine sent me a text. It read, "... about.25 mile hike and then you are sitting on a rock in the middle of th...
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stars and trees of kawaikoi (up in koke'e)

September 19, 2014 - the dividing line is made in our mind (there is no divide, there is no line), Kawaikoi, Kauai, Hawaii. Tuesday mornin...
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feathers in the sky-- sunset at tunnels

September 10, 2014 - Tunnels Beach with it's view of Makana is one of those special places on Kauai where energies and colors mix together li...
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hanalei in the morning, hanalei in the evening

September 09, 2014 - Hanalei is a beautiful town. It's a fairy tale-- lush mountains with waterfalls cascading; blue sea with waves rolling;...
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kalalau clouds

September 04, 2014 - kalalau clouds, kalalau lookout, koke'e state park, kauai, hawaii One of my most favorite places on kauai: the kalalau...
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September SALE-- 15% OFF all 12x18" limited edition metal prints!

September 01, 2014 - Remember the COUPON CODE is: KUKUI (which as you know is a hawaiian light source!) Have a good one. aloha, lee
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the feeling of man more than mana

August 30, 2014 - I don't get down to poipu that often, and really-- other than mahaulepu and shipwrecks-- i don't have many pictures of p...
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one morning at secrets (part three)

August 16, 2014 - The sun is up. The waves are pumping. And by now i am getting tired and hungry. But before i decide to go, i continue on...
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one morning at secrets (part two)

August 15, 2014 - Part two is all about the waves-- the great metaphor for change, energy, and flow. change in volume change in color,...
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one morning at secrets (part one)

August 14, 2014 - Secrets is my favorite beach in the world. Every time i go i am inspired by the beauty, variety and power of nature. Th...
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aliomanu beach (north)

August 11, 2014 - aliomanu dawn, north aliomanu beach, kauai, hawaii North Aliomanu Beach is a little out of the way pocket of sand and...
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calm before the storms

August 07, 2014 - calm before the storms, moloa'a bay, kauai, hawaii With two hurricanes heading toward the state-- Iselle expected to hi...
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ke'e to hanakapi'ai valley

July 30, 2014 - sunrise seen from the kalalau trail, kauai, hawaii If i hike the kalalau, i always start early. Especially in the summe...
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nature's therapy

July 28, 2014 - sunset therapy with sand under my feet, lumahai beach, kauai Sometimes i have to get into nature and just feel her nurt...
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what inspires you?

July 25, 2014 - is it the final warm rays of the sun just before it sets beyond the horizon? is it the clouds in the sky that carry...
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street photography (country kine)

July 21, 2014 - ironwoods pine, moloa'a bay, kauai Since moving to moloa'a in april i often take morning walks to moloa'a bay and back.
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star shots-- basic tips

July 18, 2014 - can't count 'em all, kalalau beach, kauai, hawaii. f2.8, 30 sec, iso 2000 Can't count 'em all is one of the two images...
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the cosmic dance

July 17, 2014 - these photos of the cosmic dance were taken during an early morning shoot at a location i call "pinnacles". it is on the...
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it's gonna be a good one

March 08, 2014 - when i looked out the window and saw the clouds-- light fluffy ones like icing-- and the little line of sky between the...
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pinnacles at poipu-- high risk, high return

February 26, 2014 - aloha! long time no blog. i hope you have all been well and that your new year is off to a pleasant start. in this bl...
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new year's day on the nualolo

January 05, 2014 - whatever you do on new year's day you'll do a lot of that year: so make it fun and meaningful. last year i did 108 sun s...
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lessons learned

December 01, 2013 - aloha! thanksgiving has come and gone and with it another defeat to mississippi state (shame on you ole miss!), an amazi...
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light

November 24, 2013 - tiki, poipu, kauai i have been reading arctic dreams by barry lopez off and on for the last month or so. i've learned a...
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in the presence of pele

November 19, 2013 - in the presence of pele, hanalei bay, kauai vog. volcanic fog? volcanic smog? vog. it's like a pink haze blown from...
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life's a... wet cave? musings on plan b

November 17, 2013 - wet cave, ke'e, kauai last week i went to one of my favorite places, but got skunked. the waves just weren't happening...
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for a twist (of mind)

November 15, 2013 - winter is here! well, hawaiian winter anyway. this gives us a chance to wear our jeans, drink cocoa with hot coconut mil...
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mana means power-- big surf returns to the north shore

November 14, 2013 - mana is a polynesian concept of great energy and power. i have heard of it in the tahitian, rapa nui, and hawaiian langu...
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a working day off

July 28, 2013 - every wednesday i try to take a "working day off" where i close up the gallery and get out on the trail. some days i go...
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day one

January 07, 2013 - Aloha. I am writing on day two about day one of being a full time photographer. On Saturday, I resigned my position as a...
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