I got to photograph the Ka'anapali Beach Hotel one day last week, and rain fell without cease. Fortunately, since this is Maui, we also got many moments of sunshine. Rainy sunshine, but sunshine nonetheless. I may not have gotten my trademark "blue skies and oceans" photographs, but I managed to get close.
While photographing The Plantation Inn in Lahaina yesterday, I was asked to show their poolside breakfast area. And since I knew that Earth Day was coming up, I decided to do the right thing and conserve resources by eating the display French Toast. It was definitely the right thing to do.
Both Brazilian & Northern Cardinals like to hang out at the La Perouse parking lot; but the Brazilian Cardinals are far more vain. They love to perch on the side view mirrors of parked cars and admire their reflections.
I counted 135 people out on boards as I walked past the Cove this morning, which is where people learn to surf on Maui's south side. There you can always find small waves which run forever. All you need to do is point a long surfboard toward shore and you will ride all the way in.
Lessons are given all along the shore like the one in the second photo. The instructors then go out with you and they guarantee that you will stand up and ride a wave.
Palm flowers go mostly unnoticed (maybe because they're usually so high up above the ground?) but are quite beautiful in a monochromatic way. Even though people don't seem to appreciate them, honeybees sure do.
And today was a perfect day for very young children to enjoy the ocean. Which means that I had a great time.
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