Provocative Land and Ocean Panorama

On July 15, 2024, in Hawaii, by admin
Waiʻānapanapa State Park Panorama (click image to enlarge)

Nikon D810, 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, 27mmk, ISO 400

This is the south side of Waiʻānapanapa State Park; the black sand beach is just off the right side of the image. The sea arch is visible about one-third of the way from the left edge.

This is a five frame panorama stitched together in Adobe Lightroom. If printed out at its nominal size, it would be 68″ x 12″ without lose of detail.

Waiʻānapanapa State Park: 20.789363° -156.002454°

Eye-Opening Beaches of Black Sand

On July 12, 2024, in Hawaii, by admin
Black Sand Beach, Waiʻānapanapa State Park (click image to enlarge)

Nikon D810, 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, 27mm, ISO 400

Waiʻānapanapa State Park is one of many reason not to drive to Hana and back in a single day. This park and the beach are worth several hours of your time from a photography standpoint. There are trails thorough the hills, a blow hole, a sea arch, and lava beaches all waiting for your enjoyment. This is a can’t miss location on your multi-day Hana trip.

This is one of the locations listed in Robert Hitchman’s The Hana Coast newsletter. Hitchman’s Photograph America Newsletter is always my first stop when planning a photography road trip.

Waiʻānapanapa State Park: 20.789387° -156.002514°

Surprising Mecca on the Hana Highway

On July 10, 2024, in Hawaii, by admin

Up in Smoke Menu (click image to enlarge)

Nikon D810, 1/250 sec, f/6.3, 78mm, ISO 400

You know you are close to Hana when you reach Nahiku Marketplace. By this time, you are probably getting hungry, and this is just the solution to that problem. There is not a bad choice on the various menus (well, except maybe the hot dogs).

We ate many food truck lunches and dinners in the Hana area. Just make be sure to keep track of the time and when the various trucks close!

Nahiku Marketplace: 20.794120° -156.052059°

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