When you are in Hawaii photo opportunities just appear out of no where in parking lots like this HDR shot in Haleiwa.
I have been to Hawaii six times before this trip to Oahu. I have always wanted to do the Waikiki vacation. Where I stay in a nice hotel at the city by the Beach in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Here are some of the photos I captured while there and time-lapse of Waikiki. All the photos of me skimboarding and bodyboarding were shot by my girlfriend Dana Miner.
The above photo is at Lanikai Beach in Kailua one of my favorite beaches due to the white sandy beaches.
I literally ran down the beach with my camera to snag this photo of a sea turtle with the 10.5mm fisheye.
Naturally I went skimboarding at this beach and here’s one of the photos from the session.
Another shot of me skimboarding at Lanikai.
I also shot a timelapse while in Wakiki from the balcony of my hotel the Aston Waikiki (which is a hotel I highly recommend). I tried to capture crowds in the surf more than anything else and what the calm chaos of Waikiki looks like in the water.
I also brought my carbon fiber “wave” skimboard to Hawaii with me to catch some waves. Here’s two photos of me skimboarding in Waikiki.
Another shot of me wave skimboarding in Waikiki.
Trees in Hawaii are vastly different then those I am accustomed to in the Pacific Northwest.
Yet another tree photo.
Sunsets are amazing in Hawaii like this one in Haleiwa.
Surfing, skimboarding or bodyboarding at sunset in Hawaii are one of the best ways to end a day. Surfing without a wetsuit is super underrated.
Me bodyboarding at “The Wall” in Waikiki at Sunset.
And a closeup shot of me bodyboarding at The Wall.
A shot of Honolulu from Mount Tantalus.
A shot of Waikiki from The Wall.
A long exposure shot from our hotel the Aston Waikiki.
The Duke Kahanamoku statue in Waikiki.
You can see how the spot “The Wall” in Waikiki got it’s name.
And The Wall one more time.
The bodyboarding spot the Wall is a very shallow reef break in Waikiki.
They call this island Chinaman’s hat.
While most people were watching the sunset in Waikiki I was taking photos of the rainbow behind them.
Sunset in Haleiwa.