Just after first light, there are not a lot of people out. I wanted to see what photos I could get down at Kahanamoku Lagoon, and caught this one during the blue hour. Daylight was just starting, but the lights from night were still on. The other nice thing about being out at this hour is that it’s very peaceful and calm.
Return to Thurston Lava Tube
I posted another picture of the Thurston Lava Tube a few weeks ago. This shot was taken toward the end of the tube. The stair are visible, along with people who had been ahead of us. Inside the tube, it’s lit well enough to be able to see where you’re going, but not so bright as to make everything visible. It’s an eerie feeling being inside a tube of lava, watching water seep through the walls or from the roof. The lava tube is a popular destination, and tourists come from all over the world to see it and the rest of the magnificent Volcanos National Park.
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Ala Wai Harbor at sunset
During our stay in Honolulu for Left Coast Crime, we had a room overlooking Ala Wai Harbor. Of course, we expected great sunsets…and we were not disappointed. With a full-on view of the harbor and the setting sun, we saw some spectacular sunsets. We had no rain during our stay, but there were some clouds, which are a photographer’s dream.