Tag: Hawaii

Jan 02 2011

Hoodoo/Poipu – take 2

A year ago I was tinkering with an image that juxtaposed rock formations from Bryce Canyon in Utah and the lithified cliffs on Kauai. It was an interesting concept but needed some work, to put it mildly. Well, after having had a year to ponder what would improve the image, I was back on Kauai …

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May 06 2010

Wave forms

I went to see Hokusai’s Great Wave today at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. It’s part of a stunning exhibit of Japanese wood block prints; if you’re in the area I highly recommend you go see it. Even though there are about a zillion reproductions of Great Wave, I was anxious to see the original. …

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Jan 23 2010


Along the southern coast of Kauai, just east of Poipu, are the lithified cliffs, an amazing formation of sandstone that is gradually (and in some places, not so gradually) being worn away by wind and waves. There was one part of the cliffs that reminded me of the hoodoos we saw in Bryce Canyon last …

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Jan 08 2010

Somewhere over the …

But instead of Judy Garland, think Iz Kamakawiwo’ole. This is another shot taken on our last day on Kauai, the last day of 2009. The day started out sunny and warm: at lunchtime, it was 86 degrees at Hanalei Bay. (oh, yeah.) The waves were big (12-18 ft.) and the surfers were out in force. Two hours later, …

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Jan 06 2010

Bye bye, Kauai

After spending the last two weeks of 2009 on Kauai, we flew home New Year’s Eve.  As in, wheels up at 11:30pm. Which left us the whole day to enjoy the island, topped off with a scrumptious dinner at Scotty’s Beachside Grill in Kapa’a. And beachside it really is: the back wall (all windows) rolls up …

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