Sunrise Surfer | Waikiki Beach | Oahu, Hawaii
Last summer our travels took us to Hawaii. It almost always takes me a few months to edit my landscape work after a trip. I need the emotional separation that time provides in order to be a little more objective throughout the editing process. For me every image I create represents a very memorable moment in my life, a very early alarm or maybe a very special sunset, having frozen fingers in the early morning cold or being eaten alive by mosquitos, enjoying the wilderness alone or standing side by side with my daughters, or maybe simply having nature take your breath away.
However, all these moments that are special for me, don't necessarily always result in images that are worthy. And so, with a little passing of time, I can edit them a little more objectively.
That was particularly important for this set of images. This trip was a celebration of our 20th wedding anniversary, and so family, fun and adventure came before photography for the first time in a very long time. We swam, surfed, snorkeled, hiked, paddled and soaked up the sun. It was a trip to remember.
In between all that adventure, I did manage to create a few images to share. I've titled the collection Hawaii: A Hui Hou. Hawaiians use the words "a hui hou" to say "goodbye until we meet again", and it seemed appropriate for a special place we were all reluctant to say goodbye to. I'm putting together the last few images in the collection, so stay tuned...
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