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N 546 B 18.4K C 45 E Apr 22, 2019 F May 24, 2019
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Somewhere in the Kailua-Kona coast, a dangerous beauty lurks quietly. Called a sinkhole, blow hole, or lava tube, this open-ended natural conduit connects the ocean with the coastal Hualālai volcano lava flow as a ‘well’. An incoming wave rushes through this channel and pumps out hundreds of gallons of frothy sea-water, which soon after, recedes right back into the sinkhole forming several temporary enticing waterfalls. Occasionally, a random monster wave gushes up water to knee deep all around and poses a real threat to anyone nearby of being swept right into the hole and the purgatory beyond it. Despite these risks, many photographers seek and glorify such danger and the adrenaline rush they get from messing with it. Well then, now was my turn to get a shot of the ‘well’ adrenaline for myself.

After driving an hour from another part of the island, Rishabh and I reached this ‘beach’ 15 minutes before sunset. Two tripoded gentlemen, who made it easy to locate the otherwise camouflaged sinkhole quickly, occupied the best seats for the sunset-show. “Be careful, those rocks are very slippery”, one of them kindly warned me as I tried to squeeze myself into some sort of a decent view, all-the-while wishing for their prime spot. By the time they left, the sun had long set and the menacing twilight was all there was left. Other than the occasional whitish froth in the sink, I could barely see anything else with my naked eyes. The darkness – thickly dissolved in stillness of the air – prompted mild trepidation. However, the anxiety was kept at bay by the fuzzy acoustics of sea-water churning in the well – the siren’s song if you will.

Asking Rishabh to stay far back, I kept shooting, hoping sincerely that all monster waves stay away. The ocean obliged but only partially. Once, a semi-monster wave came in and drowned me up to eight inches above my ankle. As the wave receded, I felt the intense pull of the ocean in my legs. For a brief second, I didn’t know what I would do, if the grip of my hiking boots on those slippery rocks failed. Thankfully, it didn’t. I ended up returning with my dose of adrenaline, a few decent shots of the sinkhole, and fine memories of fiddling with a beauty that knows how to kill.

Tags:   Sinkhole Blowhole Kailua-Kona Hawaii Hawaiʻi Limu BigIsland WawaloliBeach WawaloliBeachPark KeaholePointBlowhole Ramen Saha Twilight Twilight Reflections Ocean Sunset Sunset colors SunsetReflections

N 49 B 2.2K C 4 E Dec 22, 2018 F Apr 25, 2019
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www.JoshuaJohnstonPhotography.com
www.instagram.com/joshuaj00/

Tags:   mount hood winter Snow Oregon pacific northwest pnw Joshua Johnston Sony A7iii Vario-Tessar T* FE 24-70 mm F4 ZA OSS Sunrise landscape photography

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I have a strange liking for lupine fields. They are by far some of the most photogenic flowers for landscape photography in my opinion. Conditions this year have been so good that the lupines have taken over the entire coastal rolling hills in Socal.

What you don't see here is the mosquitoes and countless hungry 🐛 🐛 I was surrounded by 😂😂😅😅

www.instagram.com/p/BwTK9SpnGr7/

#springishere #superbloom2019 #socalcolors #lupinelove #hdr #sunsetcolors #photostack #westcoastphotographers

Tags:   malibu SoCal superbloom sunset lupine flowers springseason westcoast photographers desert desert southwest southwest rolling rattlesnakes exploration wideangle canon eosr travel purple backlit golden hour colorful

N 34 B 707 C 10 E Apr 16, 2019 F Apr 16, 2019
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Never thought that I would be able to photograph a beautiful Northern Hawk-owl anytime soon - let alone in the golden light and against a red/pink background.

NIKON D850 & Nikon 600mm f/4G VR
600mm, f/4.5, 1/640sec, ISO4000, exposure bias -0.7

N 85 B 2.2K C 13 E Jan 19, 2019 F Apr 6, 2019
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Hi all, apologies for the absence, it's just a busy time of year it seems. Not my average photograph, but trying to get my eyes to 'see' more. Just some patterns in the sand I liked from my trip to Capers Island, South Carolina back in January. Have a great weekend everyone!

Tags:   sand abstract discoversc beach melting South Carolina


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