Jul 11, 2011

Hawaii part i of ???

I only took a few digital pictures in Hawaii but I left it to Jimmy to get a ton of behind the scenes and digital back-up (god forbid the film go awry!). You can click these images for a slightly larger version. I didn't want to size down some of these because there was some nice detail.

The first group of images was taken on Maui, the second on Kauai. Both islands were stunning in their own way. I wish I could have spent more time in the Mokuleia Bay area. Thanks to Jelaine's recommendations, we were able to find this little gem which is totally tucked away from the highway.

I think I took these first three shots (the third was taken from a moving car's window). The rest are all c/o Jimmy and processed by me. Thanks, J!

We took the Road to Hana backwards (we were told this was the better way to go) with our friends Fei and Dom. 28942343 some-odd windy roads and harrowing blind turns later, we finally made it out of there in one piece. We stumbled upon an adorable fruit shack in the mountains. The smoothie machine is powered by the bike! And it wasn't easy! The results were fantastic though. It doesn't get much fresher than what we had there.

Kauai had some striking beaches too. This one piece of driftwood was too photogenic to not go crazy over.

We got to experience the Na Pali coast on a catamaran. It was great fun once my body got used to the rockiness of the sea. The first half-hour was mostly spent wiling myself not to get sea sick and turning my head when others did. But aside from that minor blip, it was a great way to see parts of the island that are inaccessible by car. We saw mountain goats, hikers on the edge of a cliff (made my knees weak just watching them), dolphins flipping about next to our boat, and a magnificent sunset. Pretty magical if you ask me.

13 comments :

  1. sigh, i want to be back in hawaii again...glad you got to do the road to hana! how'd you like it?

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  2. It was fun! Especially because I wasn't driving. We did that little hike to the big waterfall in the state park (gosh I can't remember any of their names!). I wish I had had better suited shoes for hiking though.

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  3. gorgeous vacation photos! can't wait to see more! :D

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  4. Beautiful photos, as always. I love your black floral dress also! Where is it from?

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  5. how pretty! everything about hawaii seems just so picturesque. i can't wait to see more pics!

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  6. Gorgeous photos. I love the food stand in the smoothie part =)

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  7. Wow, these are so gorgeous! I love the behind the scene shots.

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  8. Lovely photos :)
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  9. gorgeous & I love your dress

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  10. These pictures are just awesome Alice. It looks like an overall great time :)

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  11. this is a really great collection!

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  12. Wow! After seeing your photos, I just HAVE to visit Hawaii someday. The scenes that you shot look amazing!

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