This morning found me again down at the end of the world where I often see things in black and white. My eye was drawn to this fisherman (photo above) who was watching the water intently to determine the exact right moment to throw his net. He never did, though. After about an hour he packed his net up and left.
But the ocean isn't the only thing that can hold my attention. The mountainside looming above is normally an arid brown, but not right now.
The Kiawe trees at La Perouse are massive and impressive in the way they twist and gnarl; but sometimes they need to be cut. This one fell across the trail out to a prime fishing spot on the cliffs and had to be taught a lesson.
Several crosses along the trail mark the deaths of surfers who never made it back in, but this new one is the first I've seen festooned with jewelry instead of broken surf boards.
I went up the mountain yesterday in hopes of capturing images of native birds, but they managed to elude me for the most part. I did get one shot of the Maui 'alauahio just before it pooped on my head.
The stars on the other hand were stunning and did not mind posing for me. And I caught shooting stars on every single exposure. Not only that, but I also managed to capture Comet Lovejoy in every shot as well. Look for the green spot with a tail in the upper center of the enlargement (bottom photo). And it didn't even poop on me!
We drove through zero visibility fog on our way up the mountain, until we rose above the clouds emerging into brilliant sunshine. Our warm clothes were a brilliant idea since it is 25 degrees cooler up here than it was down at sea level.
Okay, so here I am desperate for photos to post on this blog. Above is one of my favorite parking lots - who wouldn't want to park here? Below is the landscaping just a little way down my street. I can't believe these were the only two photographs I took today.
We might have to move our Sunday swims. Once again the water was murky enough to make it borderline unswimable. My magic camera shows people in the top photo who could not see me and who I could just barely see.
But we still had lots of fun and heard whales singing during the entire swim.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com