Category: Hawaii

On Travel Photography

Tips on travel photography and traveling light.

Photographing Rainbows

Photographing Rainbows Some say that rainbows are symbols of hope. I tend to believe that. I love rainbows. There’s something awe-inspiring, breathtaking about them. So, let’s take a look at photographing rainbows. What is a rainbow? Without getting too much into the science behind the rainbows, we’ve learned in school that when white light passes ...

Slow motion live lava backlights a tree branch. Volcano National Park. Big Island of Hawaii. Photo by Alina Oswald.

Photographing Lava

A Few Notes on Lava Photography Lately, Pele, the goddess of fire, has been showing itself to us in all its fiery glory. Hence, those usually photographing and/or reporting on lava flow on a regular basis have been quite busy, and (I guess) excited. But what about the rest of us, those of us interested ...

©Alina Oswald

On Aerial Photography

My Thoughts on Aerial Photography   In last week’s post I mentioned photographing projects related to luxury air travel, an extravagant, elegant way one might choose to travel. In today’s post I’d like to talk about another kind of air excursion–that is, a more affordable one, involving no doors, motion sickness, and breathtaking views that ...

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Mother Nature and Our Self-Portraits: The Brocken Spectre

A Different Kind of Self-Portrait: Mother Nature and Brocken Spectre, aka Brockengespenst or the Ghost of Brocken Nowadays we live in a world of selfies. But Mother Nature, amazing as She always is, offers us a new kind of self-portrait…the image of our shadow surrounded by a rainbow, an optical illusion known as the Brocken ...

cooking breadfruit

Breadfruit: History, Pictures, and Recipes

Photographing the breadfruit tree and a few breadfruit recipes