Kaimu

Hawaii (The Big Island), Hawaii, 23 February 2015

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After Oahu and the Surfing Photography Workshop, Jools and I flew to Hawaii (the Big Island) and stayed for four nights at Ma’ukele Lodge on the South-West Coast with Raven and Mark.  I don’t usually show where I stay but I took some images for Raven for her website and include them here.

You can see the sea from the front verandah and there used to be a black sand beach there but a volcanic eruption in 1990 replaced the beach with lava.

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There are numerous little green geckos scuttling around the verandah railing at breakfast time.

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Dining room/ Lounge.

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Our bedroom.

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Our bed.

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Part of the outdoor bathroom.

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View from the lava at the front.

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Wandering around on the lava fields where the beach had been was a real surprise.  Coming from New Zealand and having visited Iceland, I’ve seen lots of lava but none like this.  It has cooled into a cracked skin with remarkable shapes and contours.  Other old lava I have seen has been very jagged.  It may be that this is very recent and hasn’t had time to erode; it may also be a measure of how slow the flow was and how smooth the skin initially.

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There are also some interesting colours and patterns of minerals separated out from the cooling lava.

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It was late afternoon and the low angled light helped give definition to the shapes.

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Plants can be surprisingly resilient.  Wherever there is an opportunity….

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The coast, looking to the south west, in the fading light.

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16 comments on “Kaimu

  1. Brian Rope says:

    Love the pattern/texture shots in particular Murray.

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  2. Lynda says:

    Really interesting patterns – so beautiful. The hotel looks so peaceful.

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  3. leecleland says:

    Beautiful and creative patterns and textures in the lava. It must have been so different with a sandy beach before the lava. Just goes to show that Nature is always changing and modifying our world and what is here today may be gone tomorrow.

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  4. Rajiv says:

    Very cool… We have so many geckos in India. I never thought of photographing them.. House lizard, really

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  5. Rajiv says:

    Those lava patterns are fantastic..

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  6. Pat Feick says:

    beautiful pictures

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  7. badfish says:

    Very cool lava, and very cool shots of that lava. And outdoor bathroom. I’m thinking of going to the Big Island this summer. I’m wondering if you can still buy land there without offering up your first-born child? Did you use panorama mode, or just crop from a wide angle?

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    • Murray Foote says:

      I don’t actually know but I would guess it requires some expenditure of children. Away from the tourist areas and not in sight of the sea would obviously be cheaper.

      No, I don’t use panorama mode. The two panoramas are multi-image, the first processed in Photoshop and the second in Autopano Giga.

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      • badfish says:

        Ah, Photoshop. I have it on my computer, have not learned to use it.
        I’m wondering if I can use grandkids instead of first-borns?

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      • Murray Foote says:

        Lightroom is the way to go for most things. Much more straightforward than Photoshop when you get used to it. Doesn’t do panos, though.

        Hawaii has a long tradition of human sacrifice so all sorts of things may be possible. Never been asked to participate in it myself. That might be a good thing.

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