I love thunder and lightning! The weather we've been having lately reminds me of some photos I took a few years back. At the time we'd had four straight days of thunder and lightning. When the rain finally subsided the air was as clear as I had ever seen it. Before the sun came up I could see at least 5 islands standing up on the horizon. Upon first inspection I thought I could actually see Oahu as the piece of land furthest to the left had the look of Diamond Head. You'll see what I mean in the zoomify image below. Most people people say there is no way you could ever see Oahu from the Big Island even on the clearest possible day. They base this thought on the idea that the Earth curves too far to be able to see over it. However, I have a photo of Diamond head that I took from Molokai and the outline is nearly identical to the outline of what I think is Diamond Head in the shot I took from the Big Island. What do you think? If anybody can make better sense of which islands we are looking at here, let me know. The image below is a zoomify image in which you can scroll back and forth and zoom in and out to take a closer look. This shot was taken before sunrise so the islands were all sillouettes. I added a little contrast to help set them apart from the background. Below that is an image of Diamond Head that I took from Molokai. Use it to compare the outline of Diamond Head in the two different images. After the sun came up, most of the islands dissapeared, but the photo above shows how clear Maui was that day. Prints of this image are available in our store.
The above image is an interactive image. Place your mouse in the image, click and drag in any direction to look around. You can also zoom in and out with the plus and minus buttons on the bottom of the image. Diamond Head is on the far left of the image.
My photography evolved from my experience shooting architectural photographs and is inspired by the beauty of the ocean and natural island landscapes.